Amanda King ’15 Final Project Report

April 17, 2015 Final Research Project Report ENST 480: Creating a Sustainable Society Project Title: Exploring Strategies to Gain Student Involvement at the IWU Peace Garden Abtstract: The Illinois Wesleyan University (IWU) Peace Garden is a campus garden located at the liberal arts university in Bloomington, Illinois. The Peace Garden’s mission is to meet the Read more about Amanda King ’15 Final Project Report[…]

Amanda King and Leann Lyden Fall Seminar’14

Binder: #89 Major: Environmental Studies and N/A Passion: Neighborhood Revitalization, Education and Outreach Organization: IWU ARC Project Title: “Westside Interactive Map” Project Summary: After deliberating on ways to help the West Side eliminate the healthy food drought that is on the WestSide, while promoting ways of being environmentally friendly, there was an apparent lack of knowledge Read more about Amanda King and Leann Lyden Fall Seminar’14[…]

Danny Burke Internship’08

Binder #: 18 Major: Enviromental Studies Passion: Food Justice Organization: Downtown Bloomington Association, Heartland Local Food Network Project Title: “Growing Food Justice in West Bloomington IL” Project Summary: I interned with the Heatland Local Food Network and the Downtown Bloomington Farmers Market to implement a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – formerly food stamps) at the farmers market. I also Read more about Danny Burke Internship’08[…]

Western Avenue Community Center

Are you looking for something to drag you out of the Wesleyan Bubble? Do you want to help change the local community? If so, Western Avenue Community Center offers many internships that allow you to provide community service to help Bloomington grow. 1. After School Program: This program seeks volunteers to assist with reading instruction, one-on-one tutoring, Read more about Western Avenue Community Center[…]

West Bloomington Revitalization Project

Are you tired of being stuck in the so-called “IWU bubble”? Do you have a heart full of passion for community engagement but don’t where to start? WBRP provides students tons of exciting volunteering positions, so let’s get started helping our local community grow, one step each time! 1.Economic Development: Adopt a Facebook, Sponsorship Committee, Calendar committee Read more about West Bloomington Revitalization Project[…]

Volunteers Needed for DBA Farmers’ Market!

The Downtown Bloomington Association is looking for volunteers to assist with their weekly Farmers’ Markets starting in May and going though October!   Duties include:  – assist with financial transactions – sharing information – subbing for vendors when breaks are needed – setting up and tearing down on a monthly or bi-monthly basis   Contact Read more about Volunteers Needed for DBA Farmers’ Market![…]

YWCA Needs Volunteers for a Food Bank!

The YWCA McLean County is looking for students to volunteer with their monthly food bank! Volunteers would work once a month for 2-4 hours helping set up, load and unload boxes of food, and help monitor the food bank. Dates include: March 5 April 2 May 7   Interested? Contact Liz German at or call 309-662-7826 Read more about YWCA Needs Volunteers for a Food Bank![…]