I've worked with Michael and the Ecology Action Center on a few occasions, both as a client of theirs and as a client of mine. Every interaction with the entire staff there was wonderful, they are all courteous, helpful, insanely knowledgeable, and incredibly passionate about everything they do. I can't recommend the EAC enough and applaud the work they do year after year.
Great organization with people doing what they do for the right reasons. Purely and genuinely based on caring for the environment and people. their works in the community are inspirational.
Ecology Action Center is a great organization for the community. Not only do they provide the knowledge and resources to live a green lifestyle, they also educate through programs, hold events to encourage recycling and stay involved with the areas in the community that need improvement.
I am a busy grandma working full time and then some, so cannot commit to a regular volunteer schedule at this time. However, I volunteered in 2013 and again this year for the McLean County Household Hazardous Waste collection program and found the experience very rewarding. It is so wonderful seeing the community participating to such a great extent to keep our environment clean and safe. Ecology Action Center is a forward-thinking, well organized organization working for that goal. I look forward to volunteering for this company in the future, perhaps to an even greater extent once I retire.
This was my first time volunteering with Ecology Action Center, at their McLean County Hazardous Household Waste event earlier this month. I was looking forward to volunteering there, and was not disappointed! I truly enjoyed myself and was gratified to see so many people interested in recycling. I am already looking forward to the next event!
I was a volunteer for the Hazardous Household Waste drive this October, and it was amazing to see the community come together and help make this event possible. I'm a student at Eureka College and have heard much about the Ecology Action Center before this event, and what they have done for McLean County is outstanding. I'll be more than willing to help out with this organization again!
I volunteered to help with the Hazardous Household Waste collection. This was a massive, complex, community-wide, daylong effort that required numerous volunteers in a wide range of roles. Community members who were dropping off hazardous materials, not suitable for personal disposal, formed a steady stream all day. This is clearly a needed and well-used service for our community and the planning must have been intense. As a first-time volunteer for this organization, I was impressed with the planning, communication, and execution. Many of the people using the service commented on the same. I support this organization's work and will continue to help them as I can. This was a completely positive experience.
They have offered so many opportunities to educate our community. I've worked with them as a Girl Scout leader, to get my Yard Smart, and participated in their various recycling programs.
I have also volunteered in various ways over the years and I agree with the others commenting on how well-organized they are.
I have met this great organization thru a community leadership training opportunity. Myself and my buddy have participated in a board experience with EAC. Before I get to know EAC, I have been on board for couple of non-profits based in Bloomington-Normal area, and blown away with the professionalism Michael and his team brings to this organization. I also happen to tour their facilities and experienced what they do for local community first hand.
Since then, I have participated with couple of their events and amazed to see how much they are committed to make a difference in our community. With events like Household Hazardous Waste collection events, they are leaving an example to the whole country on how it is best done with private and public partnership.
I have volunteered with the EAC 4 times now and I'm very happy with the work they do . They are very organized and prepared for all of their events and make things easy for the person ,and they also raise awareness in the community about the environment and engage them in ways they can help. I am happy that I have worked with the EAC .
As a Business Advisor for Henson Disposal & Recycling, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with Michael Brown, Executive Director, to help the cause in improving the level of recycling in McLean County. In visiting with people in City of Urbana people regarding recycling, it was quickly apparent how strong a reputation our Ecology Action Center and in particular Michael Brown have at the State level. We should be proud of the work and reputation of our Ecology Action Center.
Robert B. Fazzini
My wife and I were volunteers in this year's event. We also gathered items to dispose from our neighbor. The whole experience for us was great! The instructions for the volunteers (signup, checkin, and disposal of items) were clear and concise. The other EAC staff were very helpful and friendly. We enjoyed the whole experience, and will be back for the next event.
I just started volunteering with the EAC this fall, and they are very warm and welcoming to newbies. Communication around volunteer opportunities and events had been great. And I really have enjoyed learning about how much they serve our community's many recycling & environmental needs.
Great place smart staff super services like hazardous waste collection water barrel and composting workshops. Great to have them in our community.
The Ecology Action Center provides many needed services for McLean County Illinois. Hazardous Household Waste events, radon awareness, rain barrel workshops are among these services. Volunteers are always needed.
EAC is a class act, from the bottom to the top. Great staff members, dynamic programs. They're a great asset to the community.
What a great resource and municipal partner with the Town of Normal and the City of Bloomington. The EAC works to protect groundwater with the regularly scheduled Household Hazardous Waste collection. The EAC is ahead of the curve with their recently completed Greenhouse Gas Report, detailing gases and emitters. I like to think at some level the EAC is a quiet watchdog. Its mere presence keeps individuals, business, and organizations aware of their environmental impact, avoiding the need for a loud bark from the Ecology Action Center. Great organization.
The EAC is such an amazing part of this community. From athletic events, recycling events, DIY, and helping make other community events as green as possible, they are raising awareness and providing education on a critical topic. Thank you.
The Ecology Action Center (EAC) has become the "go to" source for environmental issues in McLean County. They are a great resource to local governments. Their leadership on household hazardous waste has resulted in local funding of these activities on a biannual basis as opposed to the "hit and miss" approach before. The local governmental entities have stepped up to support HH activities because of the reputation of the EAC. They get things done thanks to the staff. Hat's off to Michael, Kris, Larissa, Ruth Ann, Garry, Sarah, and Emily for making our community more sustainable!
The EAC is a great partner for the local universities. They provide students with solid information on all sorts of sustainability issues and an opportunity for internships. They have mentored numerous students on my campus, many who have gone on to have careers in the environmental field. Michael and Kris are great roles models for students on all educational levels.
The EAC is also a great community partner helping to coordinate the solid waste program for McLean County. The past two years Michael, Kris and the staff have pulled together a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event which is safely removing harmful waste from our landfill. This is one step to extent the lifespan of the landfill and help control disposal costs for all citizens of McLean County.
The Ecology Action Center's website is a fantastic resource for information about everything 'green.' It's the site I depend on for my questions about the what, when and where of recycling. I'm always impressed by how many topics are covered there. The site is well done and maintained; an important community resource!
I have used the Ecology Action Center for summer camp for my elementary school children. I've also gone to their rain barrel building workshop. They regularly assist in securing the hazardous waste collection in McLean County. Also they help coordinate the Free4All. They do after school programs to educate children about numerous topics regarding ecology. They also have raised awareness by educating people about composting at the county fair, as well as Town of Normal street fairs. They participate in the annual Sustainability Fair at Illinois Wesleyan and the Wellness Fair at Illinois State University. They are tireless in their efforts to raise awareness about chemical free gardening and yards too, as well as displaying a rain garden at their facility and composting. They sell items such as reusable wrapping paper, radon kits, etc. they are a huge asset to McLean County!