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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May 2019

Sugar Creek Stewards Workday

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come join us for our May 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. 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 for the weather and bring your own work…

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June 2019

“Why Should I Recycle?”– Summer Library Reading Program 2019

June 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Crumbaugh Library, 405 E Center
LeRoy, IL 61752 United States
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This year, the Ecology Action Center will incorporate the Summer Reading Program theme, “It’s Showtime at Your Library!” by offering a reading and discussion of “Why Should I Recycle?” In this program we will focus on why reusing and recycling items are more favorable options than filling up our landfills as we follow the story of one family’s quest to properly recycle all that they can. We will follow this up with a fun activity and discussion about the various…

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Rain Barrel Workshop

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at our upcoming rain barrel workshop on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., where YOU build your own water-saving rain water collection and storage container. Workshop prices are $45 ($35 EAC member price). A reused, 55-gallon, food-grade, heavy-gauge plastic barrel (non-food-grade) A flexible plastic elbow to direct rain water from your downspout to your rain barrel. Fits 3″ downspouts. A 6″ heavy duty screen to prevent entry of mosquitoes and leaves High-quality fittings for long life Overflow hose and fittings…

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Vermicomposting Workshop (6-17 years old)

June 7
Miller Park Zoo, 1020 S Morris Ave
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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NEW!!  Vermicomposting Workshop – for 6-17 year-olds *This event will be held at Miller Park Zoo. Please visit http://www.bloomingtonparks.org to register. Do any of these statements describe you?? You want a pet but you don’t want to deal with a dog to walk, a noisy parrot, or a cat box to clean. You generate a lot of carrot peelings and banana peels, and hate to just throw them away. You would love to create less garbage but are not sure how. The answer to…

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“Why Should I Recycle?”– Summer Library Reading Program 2019

June 11 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mt. Hope-Funks Grove Library, 111 S. Hamilton St.
McLean, IL 61754
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This year, the Ecology Action Center will incorporate the Summer Reading Program theme, “It’s Showtime at Your Library!” by offering a reading and discussion of “Why Should I Recycle?” In this program we will focus on why reusing and recycling items are more favorable options than filling up our landfills as we follow the story of one family’s quest to properly recycle all that they can. We will follow this up with a fun activity and discussion about the various…

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“Why Should I Recycle?”– Summer Library Reading Program 2019

June 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Normal Public Library, 206 West College Avenue
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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This year, the Ecology Action Center will incorporate the Summer Reading Program theme, “It’s Showtime at Your Library!” by offering a reading and discussion of “Why Should I Recycle?” In this program we will focus on why reusing and recycling items are more favorable options than filling up our landfills as we follow the story of one family’s quest to properly recycle all that they can. We will follow this up with a fun activity and discussion about the various…

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“Why Should I Recycle?”– Summer Library Reading Program 2019

June 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Normal Public Library, 206 West College Avenue
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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This year, the Ecology Action Center will incorporate the Summer Reading Program theme, “It’s Showtime at Your Library!” by offering a reading and discussion of “Why Should I Recycle?” In this program we will focus on why reusing and recycling items are more favorable options than filling up our landfills as we follow the story of one family’s quest to properly recycle all that they can. We will follow this up with a fun activity and discussion about the various…

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“Why Should I Recycle?”– Summer Library Reading Program 2019

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Danvers Township Lirbrary, 117 E. Exchange St.
Danvers, IL 61732 United States
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This year, the Ecology Action Center will incorporate the Summer Reading Program theme, “It’s Showtime at Your Library!” by offering a reading and discussion of “Why Should I Recycle?” In this program we will focus on why reusing and recycling items are more favorable options than filling up our landfills as we follow the story of one family’s quest to properly recycle all that they can. We will follow this up with a fun activity and discussion about the various…

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“Why Should I Recycle?”– Summer Library Reading Program 2019

June 25 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Heyworth Library, 119 E Main
Heyworth, IL 61745 United States
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This year, the Ecology Action Center will incorporate the Summer Reading Program theme, “It’s Showtime at Your Library!” by offering a reading and discussion of “Why Should I Recycle?” In this program we will focus on why reusing and recycling items are more favorable options than filling up our landfills as we follow the story of one family’s quest to properly recycle all that they can. We will follow this up with a fun activity and discussion about the various…

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Rain Barrel Workshop

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at our upcoming rain barrel workshop on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 6:00 p.m., where YOU build your own water-saving rain water collection and storage container. Workshop prices are $45 ($35 EAC member price). A reused, 55-gallon, food-grade, heavy-gauge plastic barrel (non-food-grade) A flexible plastic elbow to direct rain water from your downspout to your rain barrel. Fits 3″ downspouts. A 6″ heavy duty screen to prevent entry of mosquitoes and leaves High-quality fittings for long life Overflow hose and fittings…

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