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.

Kids program: Watershed Down StoryMakers

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In our Watershed Down StoryMakers program, participants add their own ideas and roll a few dice to invent pieces of each adventure, as we explore the sometimes hidden and sometimes magical world that only our water knows. This program is geared toward ages 7 to 12. Programs are expected to … Continue reading

Kids program: The Wonder Ears Book Club

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At each meeting of “The Wonder Ears Book Club”, children are asked to ponder a question or two before listening to the day’s reading. After the reading concludes, each participant is invited to send us their thoughts, ideas, and questions. This program is geared toward ages 5 to 12. Programs … Continue reading

Green Reads Book Club

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The EAC launched Green Reads, our first community-wide book club, in April 2020 in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, and as a way to build community during the pandemic. The purpose of Green Reads is to create opportunities to build knowledge, deepen commitments, and take further action … Continue reading

Pumpkin Compost Drive

Illinois State University Office of Sustainability 305 N School Street, Normal

When Halloween is over, don't let your Jack O'-Lantern meet the scary fate of the landfill! The ISU Student Sustainability Committee has partnered with Better Earth Logistics & Compost to give our pumpkins a new life! Drop off pumpkins and gourds outside the ISU Office of Sustainability. If driving, pull … Continue reading

Free

Pumpkin Compost Drive

Illinois State University Office of Sustainability 305 N School Street, Normal

When Halloween is over, don't let your Jack O'-Lantern meet the scary fate of the landfill! The ISU Student Sustainability Committee has partnered with Better Earth Logistics & Compost to give our pumpkins a new life! Drop off pumpkins and gourds outside the ISU Office of Sustainability. If driving, pull … Continue reading

Free

You, Me, and the EAC

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REGISTRATION CLOSED - Join us in December!  Calling all EAC members, supporters, donors, and volunteers!  We want your feedback, your suggestions, and your constructive criticism.  Please join us for an informal, small-group discussion where YOU and your thoughts are the topic.  We want to know how we are doing, how … Continue reading

Free

EAQs with the EAC!

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Hop onto Facebook on Friday, January 29 at noon for our first Facebook Live chat – Ecology Action Center’s Asked Questions – or EAQs. This is an opportunity for EAC staff to talk to the community about the work we’re doing. We will also invite some of our community partners … Continue reading

YWCA Community Conversations – Climate Justice

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Did you know that climate change disproportionately affects communities who are marginalized? In this presentation, we will identify what climate change is and examine current examples. We will also connect climate change to oppression. The Ecology Action Center with join us to talk about environmental justice issues in our own … Continue reading

Virtual Home, Lawn, & Garden Day

This is the year of the gardener- 2021! Join fellow nature-lovers and learn all things gardening this spring at the 19th annual Home, Lawn and Garden Day sponsored by McLean County Master Gardeners, a program of University of Illinois Extension. Participants will attend six live workshops on trending horticulture topics, … Continue reading

$10

Sugar Creek Stewards Workday

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Come join us for our April 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. COVID-19 Protocol: All volunteers are required to wear masks when standing within 10 feet of EAC staff … Continue reading

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