The Environmental Center’s 20th Annual Green Tour Goes Virtual: Tune in September 17-26


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It is possible for our built environment to offer improved health, comfort, durability, affordability and environmental stewardship — but how do we get there? During this year’s Green Tour, join conversations about how the buildings where we live and work can be associated with better quality of life.

COMING SOON: View virtual tours of homes and businesses, go behind the scenes of the green building process and meet local innovators. Sign up now to receive the full list of events as soon as it’s released.
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Green Tour Kick-off Event Thursday, September 17 at 12pm

With Sam Rashkin, U.S. Department of Energy’s Chief Architect of the Building Technology Office
High-performance home advocates couldn’t be more passionate. Sharing that passion has always proven difficult because the benefits of high-performance homes are invisible to most consumers. This conversation is too important and too easy not to get right.
Join us to hear from Sam Rashkin as he shares his insight from his 25 years in  the field overseeing the certification of over 1 million ENERGY STAR homes. He’ll show us opportunities that are often overlooked to connect with consumers to demonstrate the value of high-performance homes.
Register Here:

Announcing 2020-2021 Youth Education Programs

We’re excited to provide virtual and in-person options for the coming school year. 

After-School EarthSmart
What: Our EarthSmart Education program, in partnership with Deschutes County Solid Waste, is a series where students discover their impact on the environment through daily choices at home and school.
Who: 4th- and 5th-grade students
Where: Drop-off and pick-up at The Environmental Center, 16 NW Kansas Ave, Bend
When: Either Mondays/Tuesdays or Thursdays/Fridays from 2-5pm each day

Forest Explorer Outdoor Days
What: Outdoor School Days provide students with an understanding of the systems in nature that make life possible. Students connect with the natural world through hands-on experiences.
Who: K- 5th-grade students
Where: Drop-off and pick-up at Skyliner Lodge, 16125 Skyliners Road, Bend
When: September 16-October 28, every Wednesday from 10am-4pm

Apply for 2020-21 programs here:


Job Alert: Communications & Outreach Manager, Central Oregon LandWatch
LandWatch is looking for a new team member to lead strategic communications and outreach activities for the organization. Applications are due September 16. 

Reclaiming Health Through Indigenous Food Systems — September 8, 7am
Join FAO North America for a timely panel discussion on the film Gather, which shows an intimate portrait of the growing movement amongst Native Americans to reclaim their food sovereignty. 

The Root of History: Oregon’s Heritage Trees — September 9, 6:30pm
Join historian Nate Pedersen as he shares the compelling stories behind some of Oregon’s growing collection of state-recognized heritage trees. Hosted by Sunriver Nature Center, which, by the way, is offering free admission on September 12 between 10am-4pm.

Latino Fest — September 12, 1pm
This annual, free event hosted by Latino Community Association will take place online this year! Keep an eye out for details and how to participate that day.

View more upcoming events on our community calendar.


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