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November 2019

Common Ground: Renewable Energy Solutions

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
High Desert Museum, 59800 Hwy 97
Bend, OR 97702 United States
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A move toward greater reliance on renewable energy will help us to reduce our impact on the climate. But how do we weigh the pros and cons of different renewable energy options? How do we make decisions that take both long- and short-term impacts into account? What personal roles do we play? Curators Louise Shirley and Carolyn Nesbitt will lead a conversation among participants. Share your own thoughts and listen to other perspectives. Common Ground programs bring the community together…

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Castor Canadensis in the Beaver State

November 20 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Avenue
Bend, OR 97703
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BeaverWorks Oregon will overview the profound influence beavers have had on our landscape’s ecosystems. As a keystone species, beavers forestall drought, flooding, wildfire, extinction and the ravages of climate change. Busy as a beaver, eager beaver, beavering away—there’s a reason this critter has inspired such appraisals. As we learn about their lifecycle, habitat requirements, vulnerability and needed protections, BeaverWorks Oregon will share the challenges of restoring beaver to watersheds in Oregon and other western states. Free and open to the public.

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Environmental Trivia and Scorecard Release Party

November 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Broken Top Bottle Shop, 1740 NW Pence Ln #1
Bend, OR 97701 United States
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Join the Oregon League of Conservation Voters for a fun night of environmental trivia and the release of our 2019 Scorecard for the Oregon Legislature! Come test your knowledge of Oregon’s environment, politics, and OLCV history, or just come to learn a thing or two at the last Pints and Politics of 2019. About OLCV's Scorecard: For more than 40 years, our Environmental Scorecard has helped Oregonians hold their legislators accountable. Our State Senators and Representatives are graded on their…

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