Corvallis Environmental Center
Phone: (541) 753-9211
http://www.corvallisenvironmentalcenter.org | email@example.com
Corvallis Environmental Center's programs and activities provide educational opportunities throughout Corvallis and surrounding communities, across social and economic boundaries, and to all ages.The Corvallis Environmental Center’s mission is to educate, engage and inspire people to create a healthy, sustainable community.
Programs of the CEC:
The Edible Corvallis Initiative (ECI) mobilizes Corvallis to make local, fresh, healthy produce available to all. ECI programs educate and engage the public about gardening, food, and food issues in our community. These include our Farm to School program, two community gardens, and the educational programs and service learning opportunities offered at the 1-acre Starker Arts Garden for Education, where we grow fresh fruits and vegetables that are donated to families with limited access to fresh food.
The Energize Corvallis program is dedicated to helping Corvallis become one of the most energy efficient communities in the nation. Through our programs such as Communities Take Charge, Energizers, and Clean Energy Works Oregon, we are dedicated to mindful energy use and sustainability.
The Resource Efficiency Program provides no-cost resource assessments to local business’, schools, churches and any place else that might benefit from streamlining everyday practices to save money and resources. In 2012, the program provided 320 recommendations for energy savings, with 30% of those recommendations being put into action by community members. As of the end of 2012, REP measured 2,313,800 kWh and 35,000 therms in energy savings over the 2008-2012 reporting period.
The Avery House Nature Center offers nature education programs, which include: early childhood classes, summer camps, schools programs, nature presentations, community outreach, and internships for future environmental educators. Avery House Nature Center, offers programs like these to connect youth with nature in hopes of encouraging a new generation to get outside and foster the spark that leads to environmental stewardship and health active adults.