Environmental Protection - Community Organizations

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Bloomington Parks Foundation

AddressPO Box 3351
Bloomington, IN 47402

The Bloomington Community Park and Recreation Foundation works to provide funding to enhance park experiences for all segments of the Bloomington community. Particular emphasis is placed on park and greenspace enhancement and recreational program development for low-income youth so that they may have an opportunity to develop healthy habits and learn valuable skills.

ContactKarin St. John (Executive Director)
kstjohn [at] bloomingtonparksfoundation.org
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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] gmail.com
Additional Contactallan.edmonds [at] gmail.com
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Indiana Forest Alliance

Address112 North Walnut Street Suite 600
Bloomington, IN 47404



The Indiana Forest Alliance (IFA) is a non-profit statewide network of groups and individuals dedicated to the long-term health and well-being of Indiana’s native forests.

Contactsandra [at] indianaforestalliance.org
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Sierra Club - Bloomington Group

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] att.net
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South Central Chapter of the Indiana native Plant and Wildflower Society

AddressBloomington, IN

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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Sycamore Land Trust

AddressP. O. Box 7801
Bloomington, IN 47407
Additional AddressPhysical Address
4898 E. Hertiage Woods Rd
Bloomigton, IN 47401


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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Transition Bloomington

Address5421 E Kings Rd
Bloomington, IN 47408
Additional Address513 W Green
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.

ContactKeith Johnson (Founder)
resilience [at] transitionbloomington.org
Additional ContactRhonda Baird (Core Group Member)
resilience [at] transitionbloomington.org
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