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About the Corvallis Environmental Center:
Founded in 1994, the mission of the CEC is to educate, engage and inspire people to get involved in creating a healthy, sustainable community. Every year we reach more than 10,000 people through the programs and outreach activities of our current core program areas:
- Nature Education. At Avery House Nature Center, we use science-based inquiry to help children and adults connect with nature and learn about our local ecosystems.
- Energy Efficiency and Conservation. Energize Corvallis is dedicated to helping Corvallis become one of the most energy efficient communities in the nation through residential energy efficiency programs like Communities Take Charge, Energizers, and Clean Energy Works Oregon. It is also participating in the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition.
- Sustainable Food & Agriculture. Our Edible Corvallis Initiative educates the public about gardening, food, and food issues–offering programs and classes at the Starker Arts Garden for Education, growing fresh produce to local food banks and soup kitchens, operating the Corvallis Farm to School program, and coordinating Dunawi Creek community garden.
The CEC also annually produces the Eco-Film Festival, EarthBall, and the Wild & Scenic Film Festival.
The members of CEC’s Board of Directors commit to:
- Attend a new board member orientation on October 4, 2017 from 6:30-8:30pm.
- Serve a minimum of two years (three years preferred).
- Attend monthly board meeting, typically the last Monday of the month from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
- Attend and participate in a minimum of 10 Board meetings per year.
- Participate in one or more Board Committees.
- Become familiar with and promote the CEC’s programs to the community.
- Volunteer at a minimum of one program or organizational event per year.
- Donate annually to the CEC, in accordance with one’s ability.
- Invest 5 – 20 hours per month of time in CEC Board-related work.