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Rethink Waste Challenge

The Environmental Center’s Second Local Challenge Kicks off May 11th!

You can join in the challenge that goes from May 11–June 7, 2020. Participants will be entered to win weekly prize drawings that help prevent wasted food, such as glass food-storage containers and reusable beeswax food wraps, plus a $100 gift card to the grocery store of choice. Two grand prize drawings for $250 in farm bucks to a local farm will be awarded to those who complete the whole challenge. Participants will also gain knowledge and feel good about making changes in their own lives to help their greater community.

The challenge asks participating households to weigh or measure then record their cumulative wasted food weekly for four weeks. They will track what ends up as waste in their home, then learn small yet impactful tips to change habits in order to produce less waste.

The Rethink Food Waste Challenge is made possible through a partnership with Deschutes County Department of Solid Waste and our local garbage and recycling service providers. To learn more about the challenge and sign up visit their website:

https://www.rethinkwasteproject.org/Challenge/


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Formation Event

Throwback to before social distancing was in place because of the coronavirus and we got to gather with some of our clients at Formation Stone in Bend. We enjoyed a tour by Dan, the owner, and Pamela Armstrong, an interior designer. We tasted appetizers by Bleu Bite and drank delicious wine!

We’re already looking forward to when we can have our next event! In the meantime, check out the video below to see what a fun evening we all had. Also if you haven’t yet, make sure to check out Formation Stone Surfaces once our social distancing has been lifted.

We’ve been thinking about all of our clients and hope you’re taking care of yourselves during this time, please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help you in any way.

Patty & Andrea
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Client Events

Check out the latest client event we had at Cascade Culinary Institute in Bend at Elevation Restaurant!

We are looking forward to our next client event on March 11th and hope to see you there! If you want to attend our next event contact us and we’ll give you all the details.

We believe in creating partnerships with our clients. Our mission is to help you sell your home or find the best place for you, your family and your pup. We aim to provide the best service, communication and support you in your journey.

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Building a Better Central Oregon: Awards

As you may know, this summer, Patty spent a few of her Thursdays helping Central Oregon Association of Realtors (COAR) review the nominees for Building a Better Central Oregon (BBCO).

The award ceremony is tonight and we thought it would be fitting to share the award winners who will be honors this evening.

If you haven’t checked out these amazing new and old businesses that are innovating Central Oregon, definitely find your way to these spots soon!

Greatest Contribution to New Economy Investment: Brookswood Lodge, Bend

Most Inspirational Achievement: Citizen Bar & Kitchen, Bend

Significant Contribution to Neighborhood Economy: General Duffy’s Waterhole, Redmond

Best Downtown Revitalization Project: Historic Central Hotel, Burns

Best Creation of Cutting Edge Industrial Workspace: KEITH Manufacturing, Madras

Outstanding Repurposing of a Historical Landmark: Ochoco School Crossing by Housing Works, Prineville

Outstanding Youth and Civic Collaboration: Homestead Pump Track, Redmond

Most Significant Community Impact: Sisters Roundabout, Sisters

Outstanding Contribution to Senior Living: The Lodge in Sisters

Most Innovative Indoor Recreation Facility: Trampoline Zone & Adventure Park, Bend

Most Creative Renovation of a Commercial Space: Tumalo Cider Co Tasting Room and Heritage Brand, Tumalo

Honorable Mention: Grocery Outlet, Madras

Honorable Mention: On Tap, Bend

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5 Things To Do in Central Oregon This Fall

Summer faded quickly this year and we are well on our way to fall. We may get a few last nice days in before the crisp new season takes full effect, but it is definitely time to start transitioning from shorts, dresses and tank tops and pull out the sweaters, boots and hats.

As we approach the new, chilly season, we’re shifting into new hobbies and activities.

Here are a few ways to enjoy all that autumn has to offer.

1. Fall Fest

Since this annual festival is this weekend, we figured we should add it to the list. Bend’s Fall Festival is an amazing time to say “hello, autumn” and get your friends and family out for some pumpkin-appreciating fun. With the Harvest Market, Kids Harvest Run and streets of vendors, there is no shortage of activities to enjoy.

2. Photo Opportunities

When summer switches to fall, the same trails you’ve loved since June take on a new look and are ideal for a fall foliage hike. There are plenty of opportunities for landscape photo shoots! Head to the Old Mill District, Drake Park, the Deschutes River Tail, Shevlin Park and the Metolius for a great starting point.

3. Fall-Themed Beers

With the new season comes new tasty beverages that are the perfect flavor for the chillier weather. Hit up the Bend Ale Trail to get to all the best breweries and enjoy what they’re creating this season.

4. Bend Film Festival

The Bend Film Festival is an annual festival that takes place each year in October. And when you’re transitioning to more indoor activities, this is a great way to do it. This year, the festival features movies like Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm (feels fitting), Native Wisdom: The Peoples of Eastern Oregon and Vanilla, to name a few.

5. Get to Smith Rock

This may not seem like a “fall activity,” but Smith Rock often gets too hot during the summer to enjoy too much time out there. Now that the weather is cooling down, it’s a beautiful time to get back out there and enjoy the scenery before winter rolls through. And while you’re there, head to Smith Rock Ranch to check out this year’s corn maize.

What are your favorite fall activities?