deschutes deschutes, February 2, 2019

I have always been a cyclist, though a commuter first, exerciser second and then there’s the time I took my old hybrid to Phil’s and boy did I get some looks! Cycling has always been a simple and affordable way for me to help the planet. Then along about 2009 when I moved into my first house I took another major step towards sustainability and had a photo-voltaic system installed on my house. The incentives were so strong and the timing perfect. It was simply a no-brainer. And though I was proud of producing almost all my own electricity, our heat and hot water come from natural gas; a potent greenhouse gas. And then there are the plane trips, the driving, the food I eat, the roads I use, buildings I frequent and all the other myriad of things I do that contribute to my carbon footprint. Cycling and panels and individual actions simply weren’t enough. The obvious next step in my environmental progression was to volunteer, to organize, to advocate. So much can be accomplished when we join together. Our efforts and voices are amplified and the results much more significant than that of a few solar panels or bicycle trips to work and the grocery store. So I joined 350Deschutes. We have accomplished a great deal through education and advocacy with events such as the Climate March and Conference to policy work such as our efforts in getting the Bend Climate Resolution passed and working towards the Clean Energy Jobs Bill in Oregon. There is much more work to be done; on all levels local, state and federal and not a lot of time to take major steps forward before the worst impacts of climate change will be felt. Please join us!



Youth Climate Strike!

350 Deschutes supports the student strike being organized by US Youth Climate Strike, here in Oregon and world wide! Join us in supporting young climate activists, September 20th at 4 pm on Peace Corner, (Greenwood @ Wall)

Sip for Sustainability

First 50 registrants get a new Tote Bag and shampoo soap bar! NEW incentives will help you save thousands! Everyone, including low to moderate income, can save money on new, leased or used electric cars. Discover how you can get to zero net energy with home or business solar and efficiency. Tips on Plastic avoidance and DIY products. Multiple presenters will show you how you manage your waste and buying choices. Come for the fun, and discover how to improve your life AND help the planet. $10 donation appreciated. Students with ID or kids under 14 go free. Conference attendees are free. Sanctuary, off NW St Helens Place.

EV Charging coming to Redmond

October 9 at 4:30: A public launch of the new EV charging stations at the COCC campus in Redmond! Join us for food, beverages and to learn about rebates and incentives on new and used EVs

Take Action in Central Oregon

Residents of Bend: Ask the city council for an ordinance on oil and LNG by rail!

Take Action in Central Oregon

Bend Residents: Let the City Council know you support a strong Community Climate Action Plan!

Take Action in Central Oregon

Deschutes County Residents: Ask the County Commissioners to start the transition to a strong energy future