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 2018

“Adventures of a Plastic Water Bottle” – Summer Library Reading Program 2018

July 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Lexington Library, 207 S Cedar
Lexington, IL 61753
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Ecology Action Center Art Contest This year, the Ecology Action Center will incorporate the “Reading Takes You Everywhere!” theme of area library summer reading programs by following the recycling adventure of a plastic bottle from start to finish! We will read the book “The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle” and then have a discussion about the life cycle of these products after they get discarded and when they get recycled. Once we have come to the conclusion that reusing and recycling items are more favorable…

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Rain Barrel Workshop

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at our upcoming rain barrel workshop on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 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). 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 6″ heavy duty screen to prevent entry of mosquitoes and leaves High-quality fittings…

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Ecology Action Center at Sugar Creek Arts Festival

July 14 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Uptown Normal Normal, IL 61761 United States + Google Map

Be sure to check out the Ecology Action Center's information booth at the Sugar Creek Arts Festival on Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th in Uptown Normal. Stop on by to refill your water bottle, ask questions about recycling, check out upcoming Solar 2.0 Power Hour dates, and learn about any of our program areas. For a full list of Sugar Creek Arts Festival activities, please visit Sugar Creek Arts Festival .

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Ecology Action Center at Sugar Creek Arts Festival

July 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Be sure to check out our the Ecology Action Center's information booth at the Sugar Creek Arts Festival on Saturday, July 14th and Sunday, July 15th in Uptown Normal. Stop on by to refill your water bottle, ask questions about recycling, check out upcoming Solar 2.0 Power Hour dates, and learn about any of our program areas. For a full list of Sugar Creek Arts Festival activities, please visit Sugar Creek Arts Festival .

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“Adventures of a Plastic Water Bottle” – Summer Library Reading Program 2018

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Crumbaugh Library, 405 E Center
LeRoy, IL 61752 United States
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Ecology Action Center Art Contest This year, the Ecology Action Center will incorporate the “Reading Takes You Everywhere!” theme of area library summer reading programs by following the recycling adventure of a plastic bottle from start to finish! We will read the book “The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle” and then have a discussion about the life cycle of these products after they get discarded and when they get recycled. Once we have come to the conclusion that reusing and recycling items are more favorable…

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Solar Bloomington-Normal 2.0 Solar Power Hour

July 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Green Top Grocery, 921 E. Washington
Bloomington, IL 61701
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Thinking about going solar? Residents throughout McLean County have an opportunity to participate in Solar Bloomington-Normal 2.0, a grassroots program combining volume purchasing with community education to make solar more accessible and affordable. Property owners and renters alike may participate in this program! Regardless of where you live in the county, you can participate in any of the free informational Solar Power Hours. You’ll learn about the basics of solar, its financial implications for a household, and how the solar…

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Solar Bloomington-Normal 2.0 Solar Power Hour

July 18 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Interstate Center Mini Expo Building, 1106 Interstate Dr
Bloomington, IL 61705 United States
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Thinking about going solar? Residents throughout McLean County have an opportunity to participate in Solar Bloomington-Normal 2.0, a grassroots program combining volume purchasing with community education to make solar more accessible and affordable. Property owners and renters alike may participate in this program! Regardless of where you live in the county, you can participate in any of the free informational Solar Power Hours. You’ll learn about the basics of solar, its financial implications for a household, and how the solar…

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Solar Bloomington-Normal 2.0 Solar Power Hour

July 24 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Martin Township Public Library, 103 S Center
Colfax, IL 61728
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Thinking about going solar? Residents throughout McLean County have an opportunity to participate in Solar Bloomington-Normal 2.0, a grassroots program combining volume purchasing with community education to make solar more accessible and affordable. Property owners and renters alike may participate in this program! Regardless of where you live in the county, you can participate in any of the free informational Solar Power Hours. You’ll learn about the basics of solar, its financial implications for a household, and how the solar…

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Solar Bloomington-Normal 2.0 Solar Power Hour

July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church, 1613 East Emerson
Bloomington, IL 61701 United States
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Thinking about going solar? Residents throughout McLean County have an opportunity to participate in Solar Bloomington-Normal 2.0, a grassroots program combining volume purchasing with community education to make solar more accessible and affordable. Property owners and renters alike may participate in this program! Regardless of where you live in the county, you can participate in any of the free informational Solar Power Hours. You’ll learn about the basics of solar, its financial implications for a household, and how the solar…

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August 2018

Solar Bloomington-Normal 2.0 Solar Power Hour

August 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Green Top Grocery, 921 E. Washington
Bloomington, IL 61701
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Thinking about going solar? Residents throughout McLean County have an opportunity to participate in Solar Bloomington-Normal 2.0, a grassroots program combining volume purchasing with community education to make solar more accessible and affordable. Property owners and renters alike may participate in this program! Regardless of where you live in the county, you can participate in any of the free informational Solar Power Hours. You’ll learn about the basics of solar, its financial implications for a household, and how the solar…

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