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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February 2017
Free

CANCELLED: Dr. Gro Brundtland: “Our Common Future: Sustainable Development & Addressing Climate Change”

February 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Illinois Wesleyan University Presser Hall, Westbrook Auditorium, 1210 N Park St.
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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2/16/17 UPDATE: EVENT CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS Dr. Brundtland was the first female prime minister of Norway, serving three terms.  In addition, she served as the Director-General of the World Health Organization from 1998 to 2003.  Dr. Brundtland chaired the World Commission on Environment and Development, the Brundtland Commission, which popularized the concept of sustainable development in its landmark report, “Our Common Future.” Their recommendations provided the momentum for the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.…

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March 2017
$50

Home, Lawn and Garden Day

March 4 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Central Catholic High School, 1201 Airport Road
Bloomington, IL United States
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Home, Lawn and Garden Day Turn March into magic with educational classes, inspirational speakers, and horticulture treasures from a variety of exceptional businesses and artisans at the 15th Annual Home, Lawn and Garden Day sponsored by University of Illinois Extension McLean County Master Gardeners. This event will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, March 4 at Central Catholic High School, Bloomington. Pre-registration is required before February 23. Attendees select four workshops from 39 trending horticulture topics and…

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Free

Speaker: President Felipe Calderon

March 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Illinois Wesleyan University Presser Hall, Westbrook Auditorium, 1210 N Park St.
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Calderon served as President of Mexico from 2006 to 2012. Previously, he was Mexico's Secretary of Energy (and as such chaired the boards of state-owned petroleum and power companies PEMEX and CFE) and director of Banobras (National Bank of Public Works and Services). Currently he is a member of the Advisory Council of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), member of the Board of the World Resources Institute and chairman of the Global Commission on the Economy and…

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April 2017
Free

Illinois Sustainable Living & Wellness Expo

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Illinois Wesleyan University Shirk Center, 1312 Park Street
Bloomington, 61701
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Explore Living Well & Living Green in Central Illinois at the Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo with up to 100 exhibitors and informative presentations. This interactive event celebrates Creating Healthy Communities by blending ideas for green alternatives and celebrating and promoting the many services and groups that promote healthy living, a healthy earth and healing. The ISLWE is McLean County’s major Zero Waste event.  With the help of Midwest Fiber, who accepts all food waste for composting, this event is planned and…

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