3 - Environmental / Animal - Community Organizations

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Local Growers Guild

Websitehttp://www.localgrowers.org/
AddressPO Box 2553
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

The Local Growers' Guild is a cooperative of farmers in southern and central Indiana. Our mission is to educate, support, and connect local growers, consumers, businesses and communities about the importance of locally grown food. Our members include growers, businesses, and community members.

ContactMegan Hutchison (Guild Manager)
localgrowers [at] localgrowers.org
812-333-8287
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Lothlorien Society

Websitehttps://www.elvinhome.org
AddressP.O. Box 1082
Bloomington, In 47402
Description

Lothlorien Nature Sanctuary is a green haven and center for spiritual retreat dedicated to the healing of the earth and of one another. Lothlorien is part of Elvin H.O.M.E., Inc. (Holy Order of Mother Earth) a federal 501c3 organization. Lothlorien is 109 acres of forested hills and valleys located at the edge of Southern Indiana's limestone belt. It is a place to escape the outside world, drop its concerns and masks, and attune to the natural rhythms of the earth.

Contactlothlorieninfo [at] gmail.com
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Monroe County Humane Association

Websitehttps://www.monroehumane.org
Address3410 S Walnut St
PO Box 1334
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

Mission
We have been responsibly and compassionately protecting, advocating and educating for animal welfare since 1956.

History
The MCHA is an independent 501c(3) non-profit organization that receives no government funding or regular funding from national organizations. While the MCHA does participate in hands on rescue work with local and regional law enforcement agencies, the MCHA is not an animal shelter, but an animal welfare and advocacy organization.

The MCHA established and ran what is now the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter in the 1950's - 2000's, along with hiring the first animal control officers and obtaining a humane shelter certification for the shelter in the early days of animal sheltering. The two organizations have shared space, staff, programs and visions of a humane community since the late 1950's. While the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter is fully funded by tax dollars, there are many things needed to strategically address a wide variety of animal related issue in our community, in addition to sheltering homeless animals.

Today the MCHA provides services and programs working in concert with the City of Bloomington Animal Shelter, PetsAlive, local veterinary clinics, national advocacy organizations and other partners to identify, build resources and create solutions for animal welfare issues.

Contactmcha [at] monroehumane.org
812-333-6242
Year Established1956
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Monroe County Master Gardener Association

Websitehttp://www.mcmga.net/
AddressPurdue Cooperative Extension Service
119 W. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Additional AddressMonroe County Master Gardener Association
119 W. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47404
Description

 

The mission of the Monroe County Master Gardener Association is to promote the art, science, and pleasure of gardening in the community in cooperation with the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service. Certified Master Gardeners have completed a broad based Horticulture volunteer training program as well as a minimum of 35 hours of volunteer service. Master Gardeners help others in the community grow by sharing their horticulture knowledge. Volunteers provide the community with information on gardening practices through workshops and presentations at garden clubs, school, and other community organizations. A Master Gardener training progarm is held annually by the Monroe County Office of the Purdue Cooperative Extension Service. If you are interested in becoming a Master Gardener you can be added to the class notification list by calling 349-2575.

ContactAmy Thompson (Extension Educator)
afthompson [at] purdue.edu
812-349-2575
Additional ContactMarilyn Brinley (President)
mlbrinley [at] aol.com
812-349-2575
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Monroe County Natural Resources Conservation Service

Websitehttps://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/in/home
Address1931 Liberty Drive
Bloomington, IN 47403
Description

 

We are committed to providing high quality technical assistance, conservation planning and program information support to private land users. Together we can meet the changing challenges in managing Indiana's natural resources.

ContactBrook Rieman (District Conservationist)
brook.rieman [at] in.usda.gov
812-334-4318 ext. 3
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Monroe County's Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS)

Websitehttp://www.mc-iris.org/
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

Monroe County's Identify and Reduce Invasive Species is a coalition of Monroe County citizens aimed at reducing the environmental and economic impact of invasive species in our county through education and action.

Year Established2009
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PALS -- People and Animal Learning Services

Websitehttp://palstherapy.org/
AddressPO Box 1033
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

People and Animal Learning Services, Inc. (PALS) provides comprehensive individualized therapeutic equine programs designed by professionals to intentionally develop and restore functional skills, enhance well-being and improve quality of life.

ContactTamra Ranard (Executive Director)
executivedirector [at] palstherapy.org
(812) 336-2798 ex.12
Additional ContactCynthia Wakley (Outreach Coordinator)
outreach [at] palstherapy.org
(812) 336-2798 ex.15
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Pets ALIVE

Websitehttp://petsaliveindiana.org/
Address2444 South Walnut Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

 Pets Alive's mission is to provide the compassionate solution to end the unnecessary euthanasia of cats and dogs by offering affordable, high-quality spay/neuter surgeries.

ContactMelissa Kusturin (Executive Director)
director [at] petsaliveindiana.org
812-349-1349
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Rescuenest Inc (The Nest)

Websitehttp://www.inthenest.net/
AddressBloomington, IN 47408
Description

The Nest is a not for profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. We are a group of dedicated volunteers who rescue and foster unwanted, abandoned, neglected, and abused dogs. We are not a shelter. We believe that a dog should be considered a family member and be treated accordingly. Adopting a dog is a big responsibility. Please consider every aspect of your life before making the decision of adopting a new companion.

Contactinthenest [at] gmail.com
Year Established2011
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Sassafras Audubon Society

Websitehttps://www.sassafrasaudubon.org
AddressP.O. Box 85
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description
A community of informed and engaged stewards dedicated to nurturing the knowledge, enjoyment
and conservation of birds and nature. Serving the Indiana counties of Monroe, Lawrence, Owen, Greene, Morgan, Jackson, Brown and Bartholomew since 1970.

The Sassafras Audubon Society is a chapter of the National Audubon Society.

ContactDavid Rupp (President)
sas [at] sassafrasaudubon.org
812-272-6336
Additional ContactTommy Grav
david_rupp [at] hotmail.com
Year Established1970
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Sierra Club - Bloomington Group

Websitehttps://www.sierraclub.org/indiana
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

The Indiana/Hoosier Chapter of the Sierra Club celebrated 25 years of environmental activism in 2000. It is an active and vibrant organization that works to accomplish the Sierra Club's mission to:

1. Explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth.

2. Practice and promote responsible use of the earth's ecosystems and resources.

3. Educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environment.

ContactTom Mooradian
thomas.mooradian [at] att.net
847-846-6256
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SIREN- Southern Indiana Renewable Energy Network

Websitehttps://www.sirensolar.org/
AddressP.O. Box 1665
Bloomington, IN 47402
Additional AddressP.O. Box 1665
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

 

SIREN (the Southern Indiana Renewable Energy Network) is a volunteer-run organization that promotes renewable energy in southern Indiana. We are a project of the nonprofit, 501(c)3, Center for Sustainable Living (CSL). Our primary focus is promoting solar power including photovoltaic (electricity), solar hot water, and solar air heating furnaces for homes, business, churches and schools. We host free "Going Solar" educational events to empower people to start generating their own energy from the sun. To learn more, send email to contact [at] sirensolar.org

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ContactRhonda Baird (Coordinator)
contact [at] sirensolar.org
Year Established2008
Incorporation StatusExempt
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South Central Chapter of the Indiana native Plant and Wildflower Society

Websitehttps://indiananativeplants.org
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

We are the Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society. Our mission is to promote the appreciation, preservation, conservation, utilization and scientific study of the flora native to Indiana and to educate the public about the values, beauty, diversity and environmental importance of indigenous vegetation.

ContactSteve Dunbar (President)
clarencestevedunbar [at] hotmail.com
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Southern Indiana Daylily, Hosta, Daffodil and Iris Society (SIDHDIS)

Websitehttp://www.sidhdis.org
Address6395 Braksway Drive
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

This organization was established February 7, 1996, with the purpose of promoting public interest in growing daylilies, hostas, daffodils, and iris. It offers several activities to members including education programs, garden tours, flower shows, and opportunities to obtain special rates on selected plants.

ContactEvelyn Harrell
ear4841 [at] comcast.net
812-339-0572
Year Established1996
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Sycamore Land Trust

Websitehttps://sycamorelandtrust.org
AddressP. O. Box 7801
Bloomington, IN 47407
Additional AddressPhysical Address
4898 E. Hertiage Woods Rd
Bloomigton, IN 47401
Description

 

Sycamore Land Trust is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects important natural areas and family farms in 26 southern Indiana counties. We are member supported. Many of our preserves are open to the public for hiking and bird watching, and we offer environmental education activities, events, and volunteer opportunities.

Contactinfo [at] sycamorelandtrust.org
(812) 336-5382
Year Established1990
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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The District (MCSWMD)

Websitehttp://gogreendistrict.com
Address3400 S. Walnut St.
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

In 1990, Solid Waste Management Districts were formed by HB 1240 as a separate local governmental entity to manage solid waste in Indiana. The mission of the Monroe County Solid Waste Management District is to secure a healthier environment in south-central Indiana, by eliminating waste going to final disposal through reduction of source materials, reuse of reusable materials, and recovery of recyclable materials and by offering educational resources and programs; and by promoting sustaibable material practices thoughout our communities. The District achieves this mission by working with all Monroe County residents, businesses, and community organizations. The public is welcome to attend Board meetings and Citizen Advisory meetings. Details on the web site.

ContactElisa K. Pokral
epokral [at] mcswmd.org
(812) 349-2020
Year Established1990
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Transition Bloomington

Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/groups/TransitionBloomington
Address5421 E Kings Rd
Bloomington, IN 47408
Additional Address513 W Green
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

It all starts off when a small collection of motivated individuals within a community come together with a shared concern: how can our community respond to the challenges, and opportunities, of Peak Oil, Climate Change, and Economic Shocks?

Four Key Assumptions of the Transition Town movement:

* That life with dramatically lower energy consumption is inevitable, and that it's better to plan for it than be taken by surprise.

* That our communities presently lack the resilience to enable them to weather the severe energy shocks that will accompany peak oil.

* That we have to act collectively, and we have to act now.

* That by unleashing the collective genius of those around us to creatively and proactively design our energy future, we can build ways of living that are more connected, more enriching and that recognize the biological limits of our planet.

ContactKeith Johnson (Founder)
resilience [at] transitionbloomington.org
812-335-0383
Additional ContactRhonda Baird (Core Group Member)
resilience [at] transitionbloomington.org
812-323-1058
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Wild Nature Project

Websitehttps://wildnatureproject.com/index.html
AddressP.O. Box 7351
Bloomington, IN 47407
Description

Nature Connection and Community through animal tracking, wilderness survival, naturalist skills, wild edible and medicinal plants, and teacher-trainings.

 

Formerly known as Owl Creek Programs.

Contactregistration [at] wildnatureproject.com
812-361-3471
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Willie Streeter Community Gardens

Websitehttp://bloomington.in.gov/documents/viewDocument.php
Address2120 S. Highland Ave
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description

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\A cooperative venture of several city departments. A limited number Bloomington Parks & Recreation Department. Plots are located on Winslow Park land near the YMCA.

ContactKim Ecenbarger (Special Services Coordinator)
ecenbark [at] bloomington.in.gov
812-349-3704
Additional Contactparks [at] bloomington.in.gov
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