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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July 2017

Composting Workshop

July 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Registration for this workshop is closed. Please join us for our August workshop! August Compost Workshop Registration Join us on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. to build your own composter!  Backyard composting is an easy way to reduce waste and create rich soil nutrients to enrich your garden at the same time.  Taking advantage of natural processes, minimizes land-filled residential waste and produces a valuable organic fertilizer. Pallet composter The composting workshop includes everything you need to successfully begin home composting.  We'll…

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August 2017

Taking a Look at Prairie and its Reconstruction

August 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mennonite Church of Normal, 805 S. Cottage Avenue
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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Free

In recent years there has been a growing interest in Illinois Native Tallgrass Prairie, which once dominated the Landscape, but has almost totally disappeared. As a result there have been numerous efforts to reconstruct some semblance of that prairie. Over forty years ago in northern Ford County near the village of Kempton a project to accomplish this started. Join Wild Ones on Monday, August 14th at 7:00 pm to hear about this restoration process. Our Speaker, Don Gardner, an Independent…

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Rain Barrel Workshop

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Registration for this workshop is CLOSED.  Please join us at our September workshop! Join us at our upcoming rain barrel workshop on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at 9:00 a.m., where YOU build your own water-saving rain water collection and storage container. Workshop prices are $45 ($35 EAC member price). The workshop includes: A reused, 55-gallon, food-grade, heavy-gauge plastic barrel (non-food-grade, MSDS datasheet provided) A flexible plastic elbow to direct rain water from your downspout to your rain barrel. Fits 3″ downspouts. A…

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Neighborhood Solar Open House

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prendergast Household, 201 Parkview Drive
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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This Open House is an opportunity for solar owners to share their experience and for curious neighbors to ask questions about how solar works. It's a family-friendly, casual event with refreshments provided.

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Composting Workshop

August 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Registration for this event is CLOSED.  Please join us for our September workshop! Join us on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. to build your own composter!  Backyard composting is an easy way to reduce waste and create rich soil nutrients to enrich your garden at the same time.  Taking advantage of natural processes, minimizes land-filled residential waste and produces a valuable organic fertilizer. Pallet composter The composting workshop includes everything you need to successfully begin home composting.  We'll discuss various types of…

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September 2017

Light the Night Bike Light Giveaway

September 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Uptown Normal Parking Lot, 101 E. College
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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Free

Bicycling is a great way to get exercise, have fun, and reduce your transportation-related carbon footprint. However, you definitely want to ride safely! If you bring a bike without lights to the Light the Night event, you'll get a free set of LED front and rear lights!

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McLean County HHW Collection

September 9 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Rivian Automotive – South Entrance, West College Avenue and Mitsubishi Motorway
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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Free but donations encouraged

On Saturday, September 9, 2017 McLean County residents will have an opportunity for safe disposal of their Household Hazardous Wastes (HHW).  The Ecology Action Center has again led a public-private partnership to raise funds for to cover the costs of a HHW collection; Rivian Automotive (located at the former Mitsubishi Motors North America) is generously providing their facility as a venue for the public event. Proper disposal of HHW items is crucial for the protection of local water supplies. The September…

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Restoration of Woodland Properties

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mennonite Church of Normal, 805 S. Cottage Avenue
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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Woodlands are a natural community type intermediate between forests and savannas which typically support an oak-hickory tree canopy. Woodlands have the potential to support numerous species of native plants and animals, some quite rare, but are under threat by several factors. Many examples are in private ownership in Illinois and these landowners are key to maintaining and improving woodlands for conservation purposes. The presentation will cover aspects of assessing land and vegetation, setting realistic management goals and implementing a stewardship…

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Restoration of Woodland Properties

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Mennonite Church of Normal, 805 S. Cottage Avenue
Normal, IL 61761 United States
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Free

Woodlands are a natural community type intermediate between forests and savannas which typically support an oak-hickory tree canopy. Woodlands have the potential to support numerous species of native plants and animals, some quite rare, but are under threat by several factors. Many examples are in private ownership in Illinois and these landowners are key to maintaining and improving woodlands for conservation purposes. The presentation will cover aspects of assessing land and vegetation, setting realistic management goals and implementing a stewardship…

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Breaking Down Barriers to Energy Efficiency

September 20 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Town of Normal City Hall, 11 Uptown Circle
Normal, IL United States
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Free

Do you want to save energy and money but aren't sure how to start or where to direct your efforts? Want to learn more about public sector energy efficiency programs? Need help figuring out how to finance an energy efficiency project? Attend “Breaking Down Barriers to Energy Efficiency," a SEDAC workshop, on behalf of Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas. Uncover strategies and tools to advance your energy efficiency projects. We'll discuss how to overcome…

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