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.

Compost Workshop – Online

A Zoom link will be provided IL

This workshop will cover the basics of backyard composting with or without a bin, and what you need to know to avoid spreading invasive jumping worms when you spread compost. You’ll learn basic techniques to build the pile, what materials to include, and what to do with compostable materials that … Continue reading

Rain Barrel Workshop – Online

A Zoom link will be provided IL

See how our EAC rain barrels are built, and get to know some of the unique features we’ve incorporated into our design. Learn how to locate, install, and set up your rain barrel, and how to keep it in great condition and doing a great job all season. We’ll also … Continue reading

The Nature Conservancy’s Mackinaw River Program: Investigating the Science and Application of Agricultural Conservation Practices for Water Quality Improvements

Zoom IL

Dr. Maria Lemke is Director of Conservation Science for the The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in Illinois. For the past 20 years, TNC in Illinois has worked with agricultural landowners and partners to implement and monitor the effectiveness of various agricultural conservation practices within the headwater region of the Mackinaw River. … Continue reading


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