Open Streets initiatives temporarily close streets to automobiles so that people may use them for healthy and fun physical activities like walking, jogging, biking and dancing. Today, there are more than 90 Open Streets initiatives in the United States and Canada. We’re so excited to be a part of the inaugural Bend Open Streets!

Rethink Waste Project will be on site at the Hawthorn Bus Station, one of 4 activity hubs along the open streets route. Stop by to see our parklet gathering space for mini lessons and discussions every half hour from two programs of The Environmental Center, the Rethink Waste Project and Bend Energy Challenge.

12:30 – Less Is More: How can we have access without ownership? How can we create communities of sharing? Stop in for a short discussion to inspire how less really is more.

1:00 – Light It Up: Learn how you can join the lighting revolution, save money, and the planet – all with a few light bulbs.

1:30 – Choose Reuse: How are you repurposing, reclaiming, reinventing the stuff in your life? Visit our reclaimed tire and pallet sitting area to share ideas.

2:00 – Rays the Roof: Show us your best dance moves or hang out for a bit to learn about producing power on your roof with solar.

2:30 – Recycle Right: Can you recycle it or not? We’ll answer your questions, and clarify what you can and cannot recycle locally, and why.

3:00 – Light it Up: Learn how you can join the lighting revolution, save money, and the planet – all with a few light bulbs.

3:30 – We Compost: And you can too! Bring your questions, we’ll help you troubleshoot your compost bin or just check out our worm bin.

And all day long we’ll be hula hooping, baking cookies in our solar oven, chillin’ in our little temporary reclaimed material parklet. Come say hi! {See details, including the route, here.}

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