June 1, 2013
Items accepted for donation from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. only
What: An in-person version of our always on-line McFreecycle service for placing unneeded stuff!
How: Bring unwanted items like toys, household items, clothing, books or other things you no longer need but someone else might want. Then, browse items others have brought and take what you’ll use. You are not required to drop off items in order to pick up new ones. No appliances or large furniture, please. Additionally, no firearms, animals, foods, medicines or other consumables are permitted. All items must be free, legal & appropriate for all ages.
Why: Freecycle is an online gifting exchange open to everyone who wants to find a new home for items that can still be used to keep them out of the landfill.
For more information call the EAC at 309-454-3169
June 29, 2013
This free tour highlights beautiful and functional yards that protect our environment while benefiting wildlife and using few or no synthetic chemicals. Following the tour, lunch will be provided with a short presentation by Sherrie Snyder, President of Illinois Prairie Wild Ones, on Drought-Resistant Plants, Grasses and Trees. The event also features a Freecycle exchange of live plants and garden tools—so bring your surplus plants and tools to give away! For more details call 309-454-3169 or register to attend using the form below.
The Yard Smart Garden Walk is free but a $5 donation is appreciated to help defray costs for lunch. For more details on making your own yard Yard Smart, check out the resources available on the Ecology Action Center website.
July 8, 2013 – July 12, 2013
WANTED: Kids who want to make our environment a better place! This program is for students in 6th-10th grade who don’t mind a little heat and hard work.
Co-sponsored by the Ecology Action Center and Normal Parks & Recreation, this camp will explore some of McLean County’s environmental challenges. We’ll improve water quality in our creeks by educating citizens about storm water run-off issues and spray painting messages by storm drains, participate in hands-on recycling projects, visit Midwest Fibers recycling facility, learn about native plants, and more. We’ll visit Sugar Grove Nature Center, Lake Bloomington, and a maybe even a local swimming pool.
Adventurous students registering for this camp should be prepared to be hot, get wet, work hard, and have a fabulous time actively helping the world around us become a better place!
This camp runs from July 8-12, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Campers will meet at the EAC and be transported each day to an exciting destination. Registration fee is $90.
Registration for this program is through the Town of Normal Parks and Recreation Department. Open enrollment for Normal residents begins on May 6, and non-residents may register starting May 13. Go to www.normalparks.org for information. The camp’s activity code is #153640-12. For more information, please call Kris Hall at the EAC at (309) 454-3169.
The BN Green Events Calendar is a free service of the Ecology Action Center. We welcome submissions of environmental related events from the McLean County, Illinois area. Use the Submission Form to include your local green event. In addition to listings on this website, BN Green Events are automatically promoted through EAC's social media feeds. For more information, contact the Ecology Action Center.
Community events listed on the calendar do not necessarily represent the views of the Ecology Action Center.