Inspired and passionate people collaborate at the Center for Sustainable Living of Bloomington, Indiana to share how we can care for our Earth and live well, together. Our non-profit has more than 20 years of experience nurturing great ideas like yours, so find your place and do great work with us.
The Center for Sustainable Living is a nonprofit organization that has facilitated and led the development of over 15 ongoing community-based, self-organized, and sustainability-oriented Projects. Over the more than two decades since its founding, CSL has not only stewarded these Projects but has also committed to improving long-term environmental impacts.
CSL has grown alongside a variety of communities within Bloomington by promoting and facilitating access to healthy food for all people, sharing skills and knowledge through public fairs, and promoting the development of a local solidarity economy.
In an effort to demonstrate the risks of a culture of waste and disposable everything, including fashion, CSL has put on the Trashion/Refashion Runway Show for 8 consecutive years to great acclaim. It is also thanks to CSL that Bloomington was designated a Wildlife Habitat City, after CSL members organized the Backyard Wildlife Habitat Stewards class and increased wildlife habitat spaces.
The Center for Sustainable Living has had an exciting 20-plus years already, and we’re looking forward to what the next 20 years has in store for all of us. Without the hard work of legions of volunteers, Bloomington and the surrounding area would be a much less beautiful place. Do join us so we can work to make it truly sustainable in a way it surely is not now. Together, we know that we can shape our futures and be an inspiration for communities around the world.