By bringing our community together, we create new ideas and forge new possibilities. We host many public events, including Green Drinks, the Earth Day Fair and Parade, the Sustainability Awards, and more.

Welcoming Week – Multicultural Art Exhibition at the Environmental Center on 9/14/22.

Community Calendar

Check out what's happening in Central Oregon.

Green Drinks

Green Drinks is an international concept and is an enjoyable way to network, learn about local businesses and their sustainability efforts, and have a drink or two!

Power Hour

An educational series that will take a deep-dive into various topics related to all things energy every other month.

Mountainfilm on Tour

A fundrasier for The Environmental Center! Mountainfilm on Tour brings a selection of culturally rich, adventure-packed documentary films curated from the Mountainfilm festival held every Memorial Day weekend in Telluride, Colorado.

Earth Day Fair & Parade

The Environmental Center organizes Bend’s annual Earth Day Fair & Parade – a colorful celebration of the natural world and our vibrant community.

Green Building Tour

Experience real-world solutions to reduce energy use and increase solar production in residential and commercial buildings right here in Central Oregon.

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.

Repair Café

Our Rethink Waste Project works with community partners to host Repair Cafés, an international concept that connects people with broken stuff to people who like to fix stuff.