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Sustainable Community

Earth Day Festivities 598One of the best ways we can support a sustainable Central Oregon is to be an involved, engaged community member. We gain insight and reinforce connection with others when we attend events. We stay informed by being on top of what’s happening locally in the news. We use our voice to speak up when we have an opportunity to shape our future. And we find an organization whose values align with ours and we support them.

A sense of community is what sustains us socially, strengthening relationships that contribute to our happiness and quality of life. Community events are one of the ways we come together around a common theme, to learn new ideas and to forge new connections and maintain old ones.

2016 Sustainability Awards

The Environmental Center hosts the bi-annual Sustainability Awards to highlight the determined and persistent change makers who are essential to achieving a sustainable future.

Bend Climate Action Ordinance

It’s time for Bend to lead by thinking global and acting local.

Green Drinks

THE most enjoyable way to network and connect with local businesses and their sustainability efforts. The last Thursday of each month, from 5-7 pm, at a local business..

Mountainfilm on Tour

We hold this annual fundraiser the last weekend in February at The Tower Theater, screening the best films from the festival in Telluride, Colorado. All event proceeds benefit The Environmental Center’s mission to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon.

Earth Day Fair & Parade

Even though every day is earth day here at The Environmental Center, we still close down the streets of downtown Bend to throw our biggest event of the year.  Every April.