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Applications for the 2016 Sustainability Awards Now Being Accepted 

The Environmental Center is accepting applications for the 2016 Sustainability Awards, now through September 9, 2016. Awards will be given to an individual, small business, large business, and organization (agency or nonprofit) that are leading the way to a sustainable future in Central Oregon.

Application forms and information about the awards can be found on The Environmental Center’s website at

The Environmental Center hosts the Sustainability Awards to highlight the determined and persistent change makers—in business, government, nonprofits and the community—who are essential to achieving a sustainable future. “By showcasing their commitment to a healthy environment, a vibrant economy, and an equitable society, we hope to inspire even more sustainable action in Central Oregon,” said Executive Director Mike Riley.

The awards ceremony will take place on November 3, 2016 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon. 

Awards are given out every other year. In 2014, awards went to:

Individual: Bill Hull
Small Business: Winter Creek Restoration
Large Business: EartH20
Organization: Bend Area Habitat for Humanity
Special Award - Grassroots Action: Lisa Barnett
Special Award - Sustainability Pioneers: Tom Elliot and Barbara Scott

About The Environmental Center

The Environmental Center’s mission is to embed sustainability into daily life. We translate sustainability into practical, local action that makes a difference for people and the planet. Our programs incorporate education and advocacy to advance our vision of a sustainable Central Oregon. They include: The Rethink Waste Project and promoting zero waste; The Bend Energy Challenge and reducing energy use; EarthSmart Kids and youth education; supporting sustainable business; and engaging our community in events that teach and celebrate sustainability. Visit us online at or at our public facility at 16 NW Kansas Avenue in downtown Bend, Oregon.
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