Passionate? You bet we are. And we put that enthusiasm to work every day to protect our planet, her people and the future our children will inherit. Take a peek at our programs, then jump right in and join us!

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Rethink Waste Project

The Rethink Waste Project envisions a community that understands the upstream and downstream impacts of using Earth's resources and makes responsible decisions about the consumption, use, and disposal of materials. Through education, resources, and engagement activities, our goal is to empower Deschutes County residents, visitors, and businesses to prevent waste and then recover as much as possible.

Climate Solutions

The climate crisis is immense, but so are the opportunities to make a profound impact. Our team works at the individual, organizational, and policy levels with a solutions oriented approach to advocate for and implement practical decarbonization strategies.

School Gardens

Garden based opportunities provide a wide range of positive benefits for youth, communities and the environment. In 2016, we began taking what we’ve learned here at our Kansas Avenue Learning Garden to local schools. Our vision is a “Garden For Every School” in Central Oregon.

Youth Education

We believe that educating kids about sustainability is crucial to a healthy future for people and the planet. We help students understand the connection between humans and the environment, and to make decisions that reduce their impact.


Across all program areas, our team works every day to not only educate our community, but to advocate for local policies and infrastructure that protect the environment and support economic success.