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, 2019 @ 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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Seasons of Change on Henry’s Farm – Screening

September 25, 2019 @ 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

Illinois Solar for All Presentation

October 9, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Activity and Recreaction Center, 600 E. Willow Street
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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Illinois Solar for All is part of the state's Future Energy Jobs Act renewable energy legislation. ILSFA is designed to increase access to solar for low-income communities and the non-profits and public facilities that serve them. The Ecology Action Center is a designated Grassroots Educator for the program, and will offer presentations and open houses at the Activity and Recreation Center, Mid-Central Community Action, Habitat for Humanity, and the West Bloomington Revitalization Project to help educate the community about the…

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Rain Barrel Workshop

October 16, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Compost Workshop

November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
IL

Join us on Wednesday, November 13, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. for our compost workshop! In celebration of America Recycles Day, we are debuting a brand new compost barrel exclusively sold here at the EAC. This model is made from an ultra durable, 55-gallon drum that is easy to move around the yard. The convenient size of these drums provide the perfect amount of space for compost to brew properly, and an open top that makes stirring and transporting finished compost…

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Sustainable Gourmet

November 14, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Epiphany Farms Restaurant, 220 E Front St
Bloomington , IL 61701 United States
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  The Ecology Action Center invites you to attend the fourteenth annual Sustainable Gourmet  on Thursday, November 14, at 5:30 p.m. This year’s event will feature artisanal local foods hors d’oeuvres prepared by the culinary team at Epiphany Farms, a sampling of sustainably produced wine from Uptown Normal’s Stave Wine Bar, and locally crafted beer from Keg Grove Brewing Company and Emancipation Brewing. This popular fundraiser for the EAC includes a silent auction with fabulous items from local businesses, organizations, and individuals.  Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit…

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Introduction to Agroforestry

November 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Epiphany Farms Restaurant, 220 E Front St
Bloomington , IL 61701 United States
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$20

The Savanna Institute is hosting an Introduction to Agroforestry Workshop.  The workshop will provide detailed information on how to grow a variety of perennial plants.  The workshop also include lunch from Epiphany Farms and the opportunity to connect with like-minded people.

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Illinois Solar For All Doorhanger Distribution Workday

November 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm

IL

The EAC needs your help!  We were one of 10 non-profits across the state selected to educate our community about Illinois Solar for All - a program designed to help increase access to solar to low-income families and communities.  We are hosting several educational presentations about the program, and we need help marketing the program to area residents.  Please help us hang door flyers in West Bloomington to get the word out so we can make sure our community can benefit from…

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Illinois Solar For All Doorhanger Distribution Workday

November 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm

IL

The EAC needs your help!  We were one of 10 non-profits across the state selected to educate our community about Illinois Solar for All - a program designed to help increase access to solar to low-income families and communities.  We are hosting several educational presentations about the program, and we need help marketing the program to area residents.  Please help us hang door flyers in West Bloomington to get the word out so we can make sure our community can benefit from…

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Illinois Solar For All Doorhanger Distribution Workday

November 25, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on November 25, 2019 at 1:00 pm

IL

The EAC needs your help!  We were one of 10 non-profits across the state selected to educate our community about Illinois Solar for All - a program designed to help increase access to solar to low-income families and communities.  We are hosting several educational presentations about the program, and we need help marketing the program to area residents.  Please help us hang door flyers in West Bloomington to get the word out so we can make sure our community can benefit from…

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