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Live Like a Local

Just like you, we choose to call this amazing place our home. To keep this place we love the place we love, we make thoughtful choices, every day, about how to live lightly on our local landscape. That’s how we roll here in Bend! To get started living like a local, download and save our handy checklist with great tips and resources.

Please join us — and learn more about how you can start living like a local in your new community now. To get started, sign up for our newsletter and enter to win a ”Tour with a Local.” And, when you’re out exploring your new community, drop by and meet us! Take a walk in our garden. Ask us recycling questions. Learn more about our programs and get signed up to hear about upcoming events.

Win a Wanderlust Tours tour for two, plus $100 to 10 Barrel Brewing!

Since you’re new here, we want to share with you some of Central Oregon’s most beautiful landscapes… and, of course, our craft beer! In order to win, we just ask that you subscribe to “Living the Green,” our go-to enewsletter stocked full of great information, resources and upcoming events. We hope you’ll find our emails helpful and inspiring, but don’t worry – you can unsubscribe at any time. [More details below.]

Please fill out this entire form so that we can verify that you’re eligible to win the prize! We won’t share your personal information. 

And since you’re already here, we encourage you to click around our website to learn more about The Environmental Center. We believe that local change can make a world of difference. Our programs are designed to educate kids, build community, and help reduce waste and shift to renewable energy. And we hope you’ll feel empowered to get involved and participate in making the place we love, the place we love!

We can’t wait to meet you!


Paddle the glassy waters of a spectacular mountain lake – you’re sure to be inspired by the beauty of central Oregon. This tour with Wanderlust Tours tours include gear, transportation, and an incredible naturalist guide. Then head over to 10 Barrel Brewing, one of Bend’s best breweries, for dinner and drinks.

Total value of prize package: $250


(Winner will be notified by Nov. 1.)