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October 2021 News Releases

Bloomington Environmental Commission Announces Winners of 2021 Eco-Heroes Art Contest

The City of Bloomington’s Environmental Commission announces the winners of the 2021 Eco-Heroes Art Contest, who were recognized September 24 in a presentation posted to the Environmental Commission’s Facebook page.  Seeking to encourage a connection to the natural world through creativity, the contest invited residents to submit works of art on the theme “Mission: Lower Emissions.”  The winning pieces were selected from drawings, videos, sculptures, paintings, essays, poetry, and other works of art submitted by 40 local artists of all ages highlighting the importance of using cleaner energy, lowering emissions, and promoting environmental sustainability. 

City of Bloomington Safe and Civil City Program to Host Young Women’s Leadership Summit

The City of Bloomington Safe and Civil City Program (SCCP) invites middle  and high school-aged female-identifying students to attend a one-day Young Women’s Leadership Summit on Thursday, November 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. via Zoom. “The Big Idea” is the theme of the third annual summit.  Although focused on African American and Latina girls, the summit is open to young women of all races and backgrounds.

Organizations Invited to Apply for 2021 Local Food Mini-Grant Program

The City of Bloomington Economic and Sustainable Development (ESD) Department invites local organizations to apply for City funding to increase economically disadvantaged residents’ access to healthy, fresh, and affordable foods. The 2021 Local Food Mini-Grant program is designed to create quick and simple access to funding for organizations that are already working in food insecurity and may support a range of activities in service of food access. Funded through the ESD operational budget to address financial food insecurity and improve local food access (per Climate Action Plan Strategy FA 1-A), the 2021 program offers funding up to $2,500 per organization.