Our Programs

Since 2000, we have been running programs that aim to educate and inspire Gorge residents to take actions that will directly improve the health of our local economy, natural environment and sense of community.

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Sense of Place

Now in its 5th year, the Annual Sense of Place lecture series continues to deliver interesting, meaningful lectures that bring us closer to the human and natural history of The Columbia River Gorge. Each lecture draws, on average, 200 people looking to build a greater connection with the place they call home.

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GO! Solar

Modeled after the coworking trend that is taking hold across the nation, GO! Solar is a solarize initiative that facilitates the installation of residential solar systems in Hood River, Wasco, and Skamania counties.
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GO! Local

The GO! Local Challenge incentivizes people to support local businesses and nonprofits by awarding raffle prizes, with locally owned, independent businesses in a one-month period of time and you could win a gift certificate from a local business.

 

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Green Drinks

Green Drinks is a monthly networking event for business professionals, community thought leaders and residents interested in making meaningful connections and learning about sustainability issues.

 

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Clean Energy Works

Working with Clean Energy Works (CEW), Gorge Owned helps Gorge residents improve home performance by accessing information and incentives. CEW offers complete and thorough experience, from the initial review of the efficiency of your house, to finding the right contractors, to securing competitive financing.

 

Green Home Tour

The Gorge Green Home Tour showcases cutting-edge homes in Hood River and surrounding towns that reduce energy and water use, incorporate solar photovoltaics and other renewables, and utilize green building materials. The self-guided tour includes about a dozen homes.

 

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Community Pride

The Community Pride Cleanup event helps people in Klickitat County responsibly dispose of household waste. Each Spring, more than 100 individuals provide more than 425 volunteer hours for this event, which keeps hundreds of cubic yards of trash, recyclables, tires, scrap metal, worn out appliances, reusable household goods and building materials from entering the landfill.

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