Our Mission

Greening The Bend seeks to bolster a renaissance in South Bend by promoting green spaces and human-friendly urban features that protect water and our River as a precious natural resource.  This will result in social, economic, and environmental benefits for the South Bend area.  Our first project is a "green" roof for the Century Center that will protect our River from contaminants while providing an exciting gathering space and outdoor learning lab.  Our primary fund-raiser is our annual Rain Barrel Ball; at our 2014 Ball, we premiered a waltz composed especially for Greening the Bend as homage to the River.  You can also check out our "Water Changes Everything" video, which also premiered at the 2014 Rain Barrel Ball.  Your support is greatly appreciated; together we can re-green this city on the bend.