Conservation - Community Organizations

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CanopyBloomington, Inc.

AddressP.O. Box 5591
Bloomington, In 47407

We are a social impact organization in Bloomington, IN whose mission is to grow and sustainably manage Bloomington's urban forest for the many environmental, health, economic, and social benefits of trees with a focus on tree equity and community engagement.


  • Community and Cooperation - Inspire, educate, empower, and employ the community toward our common goals, working with all stakeholders for the benefit of Bloomington and our urban forest.
  • Equity and Inclusion - Ensure communities that need greening the most are prioritized and have equitable access to opportunities and resources; support youth and those in need with job opportunities.
  • Environmental Sustainability - Promote the stewardship and management of a resilient and sustainably-structured urban forest to yield a highly functional urban ecosystem now and into the future.
  • Public Health and Happiness - Facilitate improved physical and mental health of residents and increase community capacity by building a greener city through community engagement.
  • Science and Creativity - Dedicated to transparent, data-driven decision-making integrated with creative and inspirational initiatives that celebrate and communicate our green goals.

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ContactMorgan Hicks
hello [at]
Year Established2021
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Center for Sustainable Living

AddressP.O. Box 1665
Bloomington, IN 47402
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]
Year Established1992
Incorporation StatusExempt
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Conservation Law Center

Address116 S Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47408

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]
Year Established2005
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Earth Care

Address1228 E. Maxwell Lane
Bloomington, IN 47401
Additional Address1714 S. Wilton Drive
Bloomington, IN 47401

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]
Additional Contactallan.edmonds [at]
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Indiana Grotto

AddressBloomington, IN

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.

BloomingtonIndianaGrotto [at]
Additional ContactDanyele
Year Established2020
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Indiana Recycling Coalition

AddressP.O. Box 7108 IN
Bloomington, IN 47407-7108

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]
Additional Contactcarey [at]
Incorporation StatusIncorporated
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Sierra Club - Hoosier Chapter

AddressBloomington, IN

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]
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