This month at Bend Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day on April 22. Inspired by the infinite beauty of the earth—and our desire to preserve and protect it—we compiled an array of features about eco-conscious people and ideas to inspire you.

Throughout this issue, you’ll find simple ways to love our environment, from biking or walking instead of driving, to choosing eco-conscious flooring for your home. Don’t miss our feature Diving with Purpose about local scuba diver Jared Leisek’s underwater adventures that leave our Central Oregon waterways cleaner.

Whether or not you have a green thumb, we hope the stories on these pages invoke feelings of gratitude for the wonderful world we live in, and the wonderful people in our community who strive to sustain it.

Happy spring!


Jane Rial, Publisher