Embedding sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon

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Solar energy panels on a green home near Smith Rock State Park in Terrebonne, OregonGoing green at home means aligning our daily actions with choices that value healthy people and the planet.  There is no one right path to living sustainably—it’s about finding the solutions that make the most sense for you, your family, your business and your lifestyle.

Small changes can begin at any level and add up quickly. In this section, you’ll find tips and local resources to help you get started.  Click on one of the links below for more information.

Waste Reduction

Rethink your relationship to stuff.  Learn more about how to prevent waste in the first place, reuse what you can and recycle and compost what’s left.

Energy & Solar

How much energy we use, and where it comes from, are a big parts of our daily environmental footprint.  We’ve got tips on how to use less energy and get more of it from renewable sources.

Getting Around Town

Whether you walk to work, bike to the gym, carpool to social events or take the bus to school, how you get around has a big impact.  Learn how to reduce the miles you drive alone.


How our food is grown or raised, and where it comes from are very important things to know.  Learn how to make food choices that are good for the planet and your health.


We live in Oregon’s high desert, so conserving water is an important part of going green at home.  Get some practical tips to reduce your water use.