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 2019

Rain Barrel Workshop

September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at our upcoming rain barrel workshop on Wednesday, September 18, 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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Sugar Creek Stewards Workday

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

Come join us for our September 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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Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm – Screening

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Normal Theater, 209 W North Street
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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The newly established Food Studies minor program at Illinois State University is hosting a sneak preview of a new documentary that follows local farmer Henry Brockman as he grows food for the community on his sustainable farm, while grappling with the future of farming on personal, generational, and global levels. "Surrounded by the vast corn and soybean fields of central Illinois, Henry and Hiroko Brockman have run have run an idyllic, biodiverse family farm tucked into the wooded hills of…

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October 2019

Rain Barrel Workshop

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at our upcoming rain barrel workshop on Wednesday, October 16, 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…

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