BN GREEN EVENTS is a free community calendar provided by the Ecology Action Center to promote environmental classes, workshops, presentations, and more within the the Bloomington-Normal area.  Submit your event using the public submission form.  Inclusion of events within the BN Green Events Calendar does not constitute endorsement by the Ecology Action Center.

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October 2017

Sugar Creek Stewards Workday

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come join us for our October workday along Sugar Creek! We need help improving Sugar Creek in designated areas throughout Bloomington and Normal, by clearing invasive plant species and managing the non-invasive plants.  The next workday is Saturday, October 21, from 9 am to 12 pm. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older (or 14 and accompanied by a parent or guardian) and be able to hike along uneven terrain and safely use basic hand tools such as loppers and bow saws. Please dress appropriately…

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Composting Workshop

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Join us on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 90 a.m. to build your own composter!  Backyard composting is an easy way to reduce waste and create rich soil nutrients to enrich your garden at the same time.  Taking advantage of natural processes, minimizes land-filled residential waste and produces a valuable organic fertilizer. Pallet composter The composting workshop includes everything you need to successfully begin home composting.  We'll discuss various types of compost systems and techniques in addition to troubleshooting tips to avoid potential problems. …

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November 2017

Greenways Conference

November 3 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Uptown Station 4th Floor, 11 Uptown Circle
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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$25

This conference showcases our community's greenways--narrow bands of open spaces that can provide habitat for wildlife, provide essential routes for species migration, filter pollutants from water, enhance scenic and aesthetic qualities, and in many instances expand recreational as well as social, cultural, and economic opportunities. The conference is a chance for anyone who cares about our greenways to come together to mingle, learn from each other, and get inspired. This fall's event, held at Uptown Station on November 3, features…

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