The Bloomington Organic Gardeners Association (BOGA) will host a free plant swap on Saturday, October 11, from 9:00am to 1:00pm at the Bloomington Farmers’ Market. Bring plants and seeds to share and/or swap. Native plants, tree saplings, and seeds are encouraged but all non-invasive plants are welcome. For more information contact Jenivee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BOGA is a Center Project.
The 2nd Annual Open Streets Bloomington takes places Saturday, October 5th. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and a variety of people-powered activities will take over a stretch of 7th Street in downtown Bloomington. Open Streets-goers experience the street in a new way, bump into neighbors, dance, laugh, rock climb, bike, eat, and so much more. Open Streets builds community, encourages activity and participation, and invites you to have a good time.
Open Streets is not possible without the support of awesome volunteers – like you! There are a variety of positions and shifts are short. Come out, support your community, meet, mingle, and enjoy the event. Visit the VolunteerSpot page to sign up, and email openstreetsbloomington@gmail.
Open Streets is a Center Project.
A link to the Eco Warrior Project.
A link to the work in Kentucky: Kentucy Eco Warrior.
Water Wars : HES Projects in Artvin, (Turkey) gives a glimpse into the struggles of the Eastern Black Sea Villagers, as they try to stop the Hydro Electric Dam (HES) projects, which are forcing them to migrate due to droughts and destruction. As in many countries, here as well women are in the forefront of the environmental struggle, along with local musicians.
And here’s a sample of the Eco Warrior in Turkey: Soul Water – Turkey Eco Warrior.
- Civil Streets Outreach - September 16, 18, and 20.
- People are needed to assist in distributing campaign information (stickers, flyers, handouts) and safety devices (lights, helmets, bells) to people who need them.
- Details and signup: http://www.
- Road User Behavior Study - September 22-25
- Collect data on road user compliance with traffic laws.
- Details and signup: http://www.
- Bicycle and Pedestrian Counts and Surveys - October 7-9, 11, 14-16, 18
- Assist with intersection bicycle counts and trail user surveys
- Details and signup: http://www.signupgenius.com/
- Open Streets Bloomington and Bloomington Cycles - October 5
- People are needed to help in various logistics/support roles.
- Details and signup: http://
EcoReport is an environmental news program on WFHB. They are in need of volunteers to help with the following tasks:
1) manage the feature schedule and take final responsibility for there always being something to air as a feature
2) manage the anchor schedule and take final responsibility for there always being two anchors to read
3) compile the events calendar
4) oversee and assist with live broadcasts – doing final proofreading on scripts, printing scripts, assisting anchors and engineer as needed
5) check emails at email@example.com throughout the week and provide assistance and information in response to requests from staff, volunteers, news contacts and the public
Training is available. If you are interested contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are screening the film “The Wisdom to Survive” on Saturday November 8th at 2:30pm in the Monroe County Public Library Auditorium.
Lucille is planning to organize a panel discussion afterwards, with details TBD.
To show support for the UN Climate Summit and the People’s Climate March in New York City, all are invited to the Bloomington Climate Gathering sponsored by the Interfaith Coalition of Environmental Youth (ICEY) and Earth Care. Please join us and spread the word!
WHEN: Sunday, September 21st, 1:00 to 2:00 PM
WHERE: The Monroe County Courthouse lawn, at the corner of Kirkwood Ave. and Walnut Street
WHAT: Stand in solidarity with people from across the nation in support of the UN Climate Summit. Local clergy will give introductory remarks and youth will share words from each of their faith traditions. The youth will also hold signs for passing cars and Lotus World Spirit Concert-goers.
WHAT TO BRING: Your friends, colleagues and children of all ages. Smart phones, if you have them, to live stream the People’s Climate March in NYC, in which many of our community will be taking part.
Molly O’Donnell, Earth Care
Madi Hirschland, ICEY
CSL supports this activity but does not directly sponsor it.
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Celebrate First Friday with a special Gallery Walk event at the Fell Building (415 W. Fourth Street) where the Community Bike Project is coordinating a bike be’zar. Ride over with your kids and bikes of all shapes & sizes to play in the street! This Bike Art Opening will feature food, music and tinkering. Bike art will be on display and for sale through the month of August with a closing poetry reading on August 28th from 7-9 pm. More info at http://ifellbloomington.
The Center for Sustainable Living is currently in a very solid financial position and would like to share the wealth with our projects. With this in mind, the Board of Directors is accepting one-time internal applications for grants of up to $500 each to execute sustainability education projects. A total of $2,500 has been set aside for this initiative.
- Each project of the CSL may submit one application for a maximum of $500 in funding.
- Applications should clearly explain how the funds will be used to promote sustainability and educate the public about one or more aspects of sustainable living. Be creative!
- Funding must be used by June 1, 2015.
- Funds may not be used for salaries, rent, or capital investments. Event expenses, marketing, signage, and materials are all acceptable uses.
- Collaboration with other groups outside the CSL is encouraged, and applications showing partnerships with other groups will receive preference.
- Applicants should submit a one-page document summarizing the proposed project and budget by Friday, October 10th, 2014 to email@example.com.
- Grant recipients will be announced Monday, December 1st, 2014.
- Funds will be transferred to project accounts Monday January 10th, 2015.
- The CSL board reserves the right to award less than the total funding amount based on the quality of applications.
“A local living economy is an economy in which basic needs are produced close to home in ways that are sustainable and don't harm the environment.... We need a local food system, a local energy system, local clothing manufacturing, and green building methods. In the face of climate change and peak oil, our survival depends on community self-reliance.”– Judy Wicks
- Bloomington Carbon Exchange
- Bloomington Organic Gardeners
- Bloomington Transportation Options for People (B-TOP)
- Bloomington Winter Farmers' Market
- Community Bicycle Project
- Eco-Warrior Project
- Habitat Stewards
- Open Streets Bloomington
- SIREN-Southern Indiana Renewable Energy Network
- Trillium Horticultural Park Project
Eco-Report Radio Program
Thursdays, 11:00am on WFHB 91.3
Bike Project Shop Hours - BP1 (7th & Madison)
Bike Project Shop Hours - BP2 (Grimes & B-Line)