It’s always busy come springtime here at The Environmental Center, but this year there are even more events to participate in thanks to our partnership with COCC and our collaborative month of events called Sustain Central Oregon.  The last week is themed Consumption & Waste, and here’s everything going on you don’t want to miss!


Lecture: ECO-nomics: The True Cost of Global Consumption Patterns

Tuesday April 26th, 12:30 – 1:30
@ Willie Hall, COCC Bend

Today’s human economies are designed with little attention to the residuals of production and consumption. Among the most visible unintended byproducts of the current economic system are environmental problems like air and water pollution and landscape degradation. Learn more about Global Consumption and Waste with COCC Geography Professor, Mick McCann

Spring Repair Cafe at The Gear Fix

Tuesday April 26th, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
@ The Gear Fix, 550 SW Industrial Way, Bend

A Repair Cafe connects people with broken stuff, with people that like to fix stuff. Repairing instead of replacing prevents waste and saves resources. Doing it with other people makes it fun and cultivates community!

Items to bring include:

  • Small appliances
  • Clothing (just repairs, no alterations please)
  • Outdoor Gear
  • Small furniture
  • Jewelry
  • Electronics
  • Boots and shoes
  • Bikes
  • If you’re not sure, bring it!

If you have questions about this event, or are interested in becoming a volunteer fixer, please contact denise by email or phone, (541)385-6908 x14

Read up about our Repair Cafes.

 

 

Tour: Knott Landfill and Deschutes Recycling Center

Wednesday, April 27th, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
@ Knott Landfill – 61050 SE 27th Street, Bend

There is so much more to Knott Landfill than a depository for our trash! Join Chad Centola, Operations Manager, and Rigo Ramirez of Deschutes Recycling for an overview of waste management in Deschutes County and a wealth of information about what can and cannot be recycled in our County.
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Lecture: Rethink Waste

Thursday, April 28th, 1:00-2:00pm
@ COCC Redmond Technology Education Center Room 209

Rethink Waste – what we view as waste, how we can prevent it, and what we can do with it. Get ideas, tips and resources to help you reduce your waste, reuse what’s possible, and recycle and compost the rest. Presented by Denise Rowcroft of The Environmental Center / Rethink Waste Project.
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Film: Trashed – Redmond

Thursday April 28th, 2:00 – 4:00
@ COCC Redmond Technology Education Center Room 209

Trashed looks at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of our air, land and sea by waste. The film reveals surprising truths about very immediate and potent dangers to our health. It is a global conversation from Iceland to Indonesia between the film star Jeremy Irons and scientists, politicians and ordinary individuals whose health and livelihoods have been fundamentally affected by waste pollution. Visually and emotionally the film is both horrific and beautiful: an interplay of human interest and political wake-up call. But it ends on a message of hope: showing how the risks to our survival can easily be averted through sustainable approaches that provide far more employment than the current ‘waste industry.’

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Film: Trashed – Bend

Thursday April 28th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
@ Cascade Culinary Institute Demonstration Theater 118

Trashed looks at the risks to the food chain and the environment through pollution of our air, land and sea by waste. The film reveals surprising truths about very immediate and potent dangers to our health. It is a global conversation from Iceland to Indonesia between the film star Jeremy Irons and scientists, politicians and ordinary individuals whose health and livelihoods have been fundamentally affected by waste pollution. Visually and emotionally the film is both horrific and beautiful: an interplay of human interest and political wake-up call. But it ends on a message of hope: showing how the risks to our survival can easily be averted through sustainable approaches that provide far more employment than the current ‘waste industry,’ followed by Rethink Waste by Denise Rowcroft of The Environmental Center.

RSVP

 

All events free and open to public!

 

 

  1. Sounds like some awesome events! Hope lots of people are able to attend and learn something new about sustainability. Thanks for sharing this!

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