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Move it! The Environmental Center launches new summer fundraising campaign, the Climate Movement Challenge

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BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Get outside and move in the name of climate action! That’s what The Environmental Center is challenging Central Oregonians to do this summer, as they launch their biggest fundraising campaign yet: the Climate Movement Challenge.

As they celebrate 35 years as a local nonprofit organization with a mission to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon, TEC aims to raise $35,000 to support their programs which, in unique ways, tackle climate change and its impact both locally and globally.

The challenge for you: turn your movement into money! From June 10th to August 8th, track your steps, miles, routes, or gains this summer then nominate your friends and family to do the same, or simply to donate to your campaign directly in support of your efforts. Set an activity goal and share selfies, fun clips, or updates along with a link to your own Climate Movement fundraising page to win prizes.

Supporters are encouraged to sign up as an individual or join a fundraising team with their coworkers, friends, or families, to stoke a healthy competition.

The inspiration for the campaign came from other popular peer-to-peer fundraisers, but TEC decided to take their own, outdoorsy twist on things. In true Central Oregon fashion, TEC staff were inspired to get the community outdoors, moving for fun, and appreciating the natural world around them as a reminder of why it's crucial to protect it for future generations.

Tim Page, who has led TEC’s Development initiatives since 2015, attributes much of the organization’s success to the people who support it.

“The strength of the Environmental Center is in the community,” says Tim. “For 35 years, The Environmental Center has brought people together to learn and participate in activities for a better, more sustainable Central Oregon, and the community has always been there to support our work. This campaign is another great way to bring the community together in support of the great work our team does to fight Climate Change here in Central Oregon.”

Ready to join the Challenge? You can create your fundraising page or team and begin sharing it out by following this link: details are also available on the home page of


About The Environmental Center The Environmental Center’s mission is to embed sustainability into daily life in Central Oregon. We translate sustainability into practical, local action in order to create a healthy future for people and the planet. We are focused on building community, educating kids, revolutionizing energy, rethinking waste, and advocating for change. Learn more at or by visiting our facility at 16 NW Kansas Ave. in downtown Bend.

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