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

Food Forest Workday!

May 24 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 26, 2019

Food Forest, 701 Lincoln Ave
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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Free

The Refuge Food Forest is a 1-acre organic planting of nuts, berries, fruit trees, and more! The food is free and available for all, but it does take quite a bit of volunteer work to keep the site in good condition. Work will include weeding, mulching, pruning, and more! Tools are available, and we have some gloves, but you are strongly encouraged to bring your own gloves just in case. And if you have a weeding tool that you love,…

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Food Forest Workday!

May 31 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 26, 2019

Food Forest, 701 Lincoln Ave
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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Free

The Refuge Food Forest is a 1-acre organic planting of nuts, berries, fruit trees, and more! The food is free and available for all, but it does take quite a bit of volunteer work to keep the site in good condition. Work will include weeding, mulching, pruning, and more! Tools are available, and we have some gloves, but you are strongly encouraged to bring your own gloves just in case. And if you have a weeding tool that you love,…

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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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Food Forest Workday!

June 7 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 26, 2019

Food Forest, 701 Lincoln Ave
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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Free

The Refuge Food Forest is a 1-acre organic planting of nuts, berries, fruit trees, and more! The food is free and available for all, but it does take quite a bit of volunteer work to keep the site in good condition. Work will include weeding, mulching, pruning, and more! Tools are available, and we have some gloves, but you are strongly encouraged to bring your own gloves just in case. And if you have a weeding tool that you love,…

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WBRP Bike Co-Op and Tool Library Fundraiser

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Keg Grove Brewing Company, 712 East Empire St
Bloomington, 61701 United States
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Free

Come out to Keg Grove Brewing Company on June 9th from noon - 5pm.  All tips generated that afternoon will be donated to the West Bloomington Revitalization Project's Bike Co-Op and Tool library.

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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 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Carlock Library, 202 E Washington
Carlock, IL 61725
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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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Food Forest Workday!

June 14 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Friday, repeating until July 26, 2019

Food Forest, 701 Lincoln Ave
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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Free

The Refuge Food Forest is a 1-acre organic planting of nuts, berries, fruit trees, and more! The food is free and available for all, but it does take quite a bit of volunteer work to keep the site in good condition. Work will include weeding, mulching, pruning, and more! Tools are available, and we have some gloves, but you are strongly encouraged to bring your own gloves just in case. And if you have a weeding tool that you love,…

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