On Earth Day, make your way to the Sky High Brewery rooftop at 7:30 and support the Corvallis Environmental Center. Enjoy live, Earth-inspired tunes from LMNO, raffle give-aways from local businesses, wild & woolly mask making, a photo-booth, and much more. All proceeds from the event go towards the CEC. All are welcome to the first rooftop celebration of the year!
(October 25, 2016, Seattle) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded environmental education grants to Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center in Carnation, Washington, Green River College in Auburn, Washington, and the Corvallis Environmental Center in Corvallis, Oregon. The grant funds will be used to provide kindergartners with hands-on learning about growing and eating healthy food, help train college students in watershed outreach and restoration, and support energy and water science curriculum for middle school students.
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Days at Avery House passed quickly because there were always new adventures to be had. Whether it was making paper windmills, coloring pictures, feeding the pet snake, or running through damp grass in the park – the children there constantly brought a smile to my face and influenced me to appreciate the beauty around me in new ways.
Last spring as an intern, parents often told me stories of how their children taught them things about ...More →
Sustainability Fellows Program: SAGE Sustainable Food Fellow Position Description 2016-2017
The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) works to advance student efforts to create a culture of sustainability at OSU through programming that fosters environmental, social, and economic justice. SSI believes educational institutions have a responsibility to model innovative tools, systems, and ways of thinking as living laboratories for sustainability and provide students the experiences to become leaders in their communities creating sustainable change.
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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:
At Avery House Nature Center we use science-based inquiry to help children and adults connect with nature and learn about our local ecosystems.
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Our new ‘Bright Idea’ campaign is working for Corvallis to pull ahead in the current rankings and win the $5 Million Georgetown University Energy Prize by facilitating the replacement of high-wattage incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient LEDs.
The LEDs were paid for by the City of Corvallis with re-purposed grant funds the City received in 2009 from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. The combined savings of these LEDs will reduce our community’s energy use by an estimated 2,730,000 kWh per year. That’s an ...More →
It is a typical day at Avery House Nature Center. Children begin arriving for their daily adventures with crafts, songs, books, snacks, and outdoor excursions. A young girl with pigtails, anxiously crafts a plastic drum to demonstrate how a frog’s ear drum works. A curly-headed boy holding his raincoat hopes the class can walk to the wetlands. One shy, blond girl cannot wait to feed the guinea pig.
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This week we received a check for over $1,000 from Many Hands Trading. Thanks to Many Hands for making this possible and thank you for shopping there on the March 19th day of sharing which benefited our organization. Support like this allows Avery House Nature Center and SAGE to offer summer program financial assistance to those who need it.
Last year, because of your support, Annika was able to attend an Avery House Nature Center summer camp. Her experience spending time outdoors in Corvallis ...More →
This month, eight local businesses are taking charge to help spread the word about the $5 million energy prize competition and encourage Corvallis residents to save energy and money at home. They’re participating in Take Charge Madness campaign, a competition that mimics the annual college basketball tournament. Each business enters as its own team, and they earn points by collecting energy-saving pledges from employees and customers. The participating businesses are a diverse bunch: High Quality Compassion, Timberhill Athletic Club, Block 15 ...More →
Take Charge Corvallis Presents… Energy Girl!
The Corvallis Environmental Center and the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition are pleased to announce the current ranking of 10th in the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition. If we stay at tenth or push further through the ranks we will be in the finals in 2017.
Thank you Corvallis! You are making this possible. Corvallis city residents and municipal buildings have saved 29,054,206 kWh, and 16,157,443 lbs of CO2, amounting to $1.9 million in overall savings as a community. Staying among ...More →