Conservation - Community Organizations

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Center for Sustainable Living

Websitehttps://simplycsl.org/
AddressP.O. Box 1665
Bloomington, IN 47402
Description
The Center for Sustainable Living has been an umbrella organization for the past 25 years promoting sustainable living in the Bloomington region. As of 2015, there are 15 different sustainability projects involving scores of volunteers; and the core activities of the Center utilize permaculture workshops and design courses, research projects, and mutual support to build resilience in the region.

CSL board meetings occur the fourth Tuesday of the month at 5:30 pm. Potential volunteers or members should contact us by email to schedule a meeting or visit the website to become a member.

 

 

ContactRhonda Baird
csloffice [at] gmail.com
Year Established1992
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Conservation Law Center

Websitehttps://conservationlawcenter.org
Address116 S Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408
Description

 

Conservation Law Center provides legal counsel without charge to conservation organizations, works to improve conservation law and policy, and offers law students clinical experience in the practice of law and the profession's public service tradition.

ContactLily Bonwich
admin [at] conservationlawcenter.org
812-856-0229
Year Established2005
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Earth Care

Websitehttp://www.earthcareindiana.org
Address1228 E. Maxwell Lane
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional Address1714 S. Wilton Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description

 

Earth Care seeks to listen to and work with all concerned religious communities and individuals in order to create an ever-widening circle of care for creation. We urge all Indiana's faith communities to be centers of this care by living more prudently and speaking up for policies that embody creation care.

ContactEarthCareIndiana [at] gmail.com
339-7303
Additional Contactallan.edmonds [at] gmail.com
334-2831
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Indiana Grotto

Websitehttp://www.bloomingtonindianagrotto.home.blog
AddressBloomington, IN
Description

The Bloomington Indiana Grotto (BIG) is a local nonprofit under the National Speleological Society. We meet every 2nd Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. For meeting locations and presentation information, please visit our website or join our Facebook page.

We encourage responsible  caving practices, work with landowners and others to ensure good conservation efforts which can affect areas as important as keeping our ground water clean. The grotto can host work days to clean up karst areas and we love to share information to anyone interested in caving so that they have proper gear to keep themselves safe. We accept all levels of experience and hope to reach out to anyone interested in this great activity.

If you are a landowner with a possible cave on your property and want to know more about it--or ways to keep animals safe that live in or around it--we would love to talk with you. Please email us and someone will touch within a few days.

ContactLaura
BloomingtonIndianaGrotto [at] gmail.com
812-855-3771
Additional ContactDanyele
Year Established2020
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Indiana Recycling Coalition

Websitehttps://indianarecycling.org
AddressP.O. Box 7108 IN
Bloomington, IN 47407-7108
Description

A nonprofit organization representing concerned citizens, state and local government officials, business, industry and environmental groups. The coalition encourages integrated recycling, and supports buying recycled-content products and the collection and remanufacturing of recyclable materials.

ContactCarey Hamilton (Executive Director)
info [at] indianarecycling.org
812-331-3006
Additional Contactcarey [at] indianarecycling.org
Free:1-877-283-9550
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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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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