Monroe County's Identify and Reduce Invasive Species (MC-IRIS)

Website http://www.mc-iris.org/

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 Established 2009

Transition Bloomington

Website http://www.transition-bloomington.org/
Contact Keith Johnson (Founder)
Phone 812-335-0383
Email resilience [at] transitionbloomington [dot] org
Address 5421 E Kings Rd
Bloomington, IN 47408

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.

Additional Contact Rhonda Baird (Core Group Member)
Phone 812-323-1058
Email resilience [at] transitionbloomington [dot] org
Address 513 W Green
Bloomington, IN 47408
Additional Contact Ann Kreilkamp (Core Group Member)
Phone 812-334-1987
Email resilience [at] transitionbloomington [dot] org
Address 134 N Overhill
Bloomington, IN 47408

Wild Nature Project

Website http://www.wildnatureproject.com/
Contact Kevin Glenn (Director)
Phone 812-361-3471
Email kevin [at] owlcreekprograms [dot] com
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.


Earth Care

Website http://www.earthcareindiana.org
Contact Madi Hirschland (Covener)
Phone 339-7303
Email mhirschland [at] gmail [dot] com
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.
Additional Contact Allan Edmonds (Recording Secretary)
Phone 334-2831
Email allan [dot] edmonds [at] gmail [dot] com

Sierra Club - Bloomington Group

Website http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=148577208497785
Contact Tom Mooradian
Phone 847-846-6256
Email thomas [dot] mooradian [at] att [dot] net
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.


Bloomington Cooperative Plots

Website http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=106186721458
Contact Daniel Weddle (Founder)
Phone 812.391.6912
Email btowncooperativeplots [at] gmail [dot] com
Address 630 E. Atwater
Bloomington, IN 47401
Description Bloomington Cooperative Plots is a forming Cooperative Housing Project in Bloomington, Indiana. Currently we do not have land but hope to purchase 2+ acres and construct a cooperative house by the end of summer 2011. BCP hopes to become and intentional community of individuals and families who will promote sustainable living and community.
Additional Contact Ziona Riley (Founder)
Phone 812.391.6912
Address 630 E. Atwater
Bloomington, IN 47401

Citizens Action Coalition of Indiana - state office

Website http://www.citact.org
Contact Grant Smith (Executive Director)
Phone (317) 205-3535
Email staff [at] citact [dot] org
Description To initiate, facilitate and coordinate citizen action directed to improving the quality of life of all inhabitants of the State of Indiana through principled advocacy of public policies to preserve democracy, conserve natural resources, protect the environment, and provide affordable access to essential human services
Phone (800) 201-1210

Indiana Recycling Coalition

Website http://www.indianarecycling.org
Contact Michelle Cohen (Executive Director)
Phone 812-331-3006
Email info [at] indianarecycling [dot] org
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.
Phone Free:1-877-283-9550
Email info [at] indianarecycling [dot] org

The Nature Conservancy of Indiana

Website http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/unitedstates/indiana/index.htm
Contact Chip Sutton (Communications Director)
Phone (317) 951-8818
Email csutton [at] tnc [dot] org
Address Indiana Field Office
1505 N. Delaware St., Ste. 200
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Description The Nature Conservancy's mission is to preserve the plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.
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