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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September 2017

Breaking Down Barriers to Energy Efficiency

September 20 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Town of Normal City Hall, 11 Uptown Circle
Normal, IL United States
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Do you want to save energy and money but aren't sure how to start or where to direct your efforts? Want to learn more about public sector energy efficiency programs? Need help figuring out how to finance an energy efficiency project? Attend “Breaking Down Barriers to Energy Efficiency," a SEDAC workshop, on behalf of Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. Uncover strategies and tools to advance your energy efficiency projects. We'll discuss how to overcome…

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Water and Sanitation in the 21st Century: A Human Rights Perspective on Domestic and International Challenges

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Inga Winkler, Columbia University Water challenges are increasingly acknowledged. We read about water scarcity, water conflicts and the looming potential of water wars. However, the world is not running out of water, and there is more than enough water to meet everyone’s basic needs. The question of scarcity is largely a question of social, economic and political drivers and priority-setting in allocation. The talk will therefore shift the focus by addressing some of the issues that are usually neglected: the…

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October 2017

ParkLands at 50 years: Mission unchanged; Methods evolving

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mennonite Church of Normal, Corner of Cottage and Hovey
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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Guy Fraker will share with us information on how the ParkLands Foundation is involved in land preservation in Illinois. ParkLands was founded in 1967, the consummation of Loring Merwin’s (the publisher of the Pantagraph) vision.  The original concept was for ParkLands to act as an intermediary, assembling adjacent tracts of land which would them be conveyed to an appropriate unit of government to preserve. Unfortunately this plan did not work out as intended. ParkLands now holds over 3,000 acres. This…

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Sustainable Gourmet 2.0

October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Epiphany Farms Restaurant, 220 E Front St
Bloomington , IL 61701 United States
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  The Ecology Action Center invites you to attend “Wine & Dine, Brew & Chew: Sustainable Gourmet 2.0,” the twelfth annual fundraising event on Thursday, October 12, at 5:30 p.m. This year’s event will feature artisanal local hors d’oeuvres prepared by the culinary team at Epiphany Farms, sampling of sustainably produced wine from Uptown Normal’s Stave Wine Bar, Central-Illinois crafted beer from JT Walker’s in Mahomet and Big Thorn Farm, the nation's only off-grid farmhouse brewery. This popular fundraiser for the…

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