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In 2015, the Green Tour was organized by The Environmental Center as part The Bend Energy Challenge Week—a week of energy education and inspiration for the whole family and building community.

BEC Week started on Monday, September 21st with the first workshop for homeowners about reducing energy bills – hosted and presented by Neil Kelly, followed by the kick off celebration on Tuesday, September 22nd at the Habitat ReStore. For the full schedule of events, see below. You can also view the full guide online.

Throughout the week, check out the pop-up Lighting Events brought to you by TechniArt who works on behalf of the Energy Trust of Oregon. Professionals will be on hand to educate you on the features and benefits of the latest LED lighting technologies. They will have packs containing premium LED lighting products and a high-performance showerhead for sale at discounted prices, as well as various other bulb styles. See the Bend Energy Challenge Events Calendar located in the right column for locations and times!

You can still view the Green Tour sites hereYou can also view the full guide.

 


 

Kick off

Join us for the BEC Week Kickoff Event at the newly solarized Habitat ReStore featuring beer from Deschutes Brewery and food by Dump City Dumplings and Bend Soup Company. Come peruse information at our Sponsor booths and check out all that the ReStore has to offer. Enjoy a humorous keynote address by Eric Corey Freed, the acclaimed speaker, architect and author of “Green Building & Remodeling for Dummies,” and hear what an illustrious group of local students is doing to ensure the future livability of Bend.

Aimed at both homeowners and professionals, in Eric’s talk: “The Seven Secrets of How Nature Designs:  How to Apply the Lessons of Biomimicry to Your Community,” you’ll discover how the threat of climate change is already affecting your day to day life.  You’ll uncover how to become a leader by leveraging the challenges of environmental responsibility. Instead of being a depressing talk on the environment, this hilarious talk will inspire you and transform how you look at the community around you.

Local high school students Kyra Kadhim, Skylar Grayson and Ivy Taylor, from the growing chapter of Youth Climate Action Now (YouCAN) in Bend, are intent on changing minds, hearts and city policies focused on two things:  One, increasing City, community and student awareness about the seriousness of global climate change.  Two, engaging both community members and local government in the development of lasting legal protection for the environment and quality of life in Central Oregon in the form of science-based carbon emission reduction targets and climate recovery planning. Listen to our kids and walk away inspired!

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Monday – Saturday, September 21st – 26th 

  • Workshops for multiple tracks: residential and professional development presented by various speakers and organizations
  • Pop-up Lighting Events occur through the week. Brought to you by TechniArt who works on behalf of the Energy Trust of Oregon,  professionals will be on hand to educate you on the features and benefits of the latest LED lighting technologies. They will have packs containing premium LED lighting products and a high-performance showerhead for sale at discounted prices, as well as various other bulb styles. See the Bend Energy Challenge Events Calendar located in the right column for locations and times!

Download the 2015 Bend Energy Challenge Week schedule of events.

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The 15th Annual Green Tour took place Saturday, September 26th, 2015.

You can still view the Green Tour sites here


 

Bend Energy Challenge Week and the

15th Annual Green Tour were made possible by: 

ETO

Silver- Earth Advantage          Silver-Saginaw Sunset

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