Becoming a Member

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Ways to Give Membership: Becoming a member of CEC is easy and helps us educate over 10,000 students and community members each year! Membership includes: subscription to the Evergreen newsletter, program discounts, and free entry to over 140 nature centers across the US and Canada! Most importantly, your membership means that the greater community will continue to benefit… Read more »

Governor Pence Announces Bicentennial Legacy Conservation Area

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“We believe these conservation areas … will have the potential to serve as a national model for future land and water landscape protection across the United States of America, and that’s our aim.” – Governor Mike Pence The Announcement On October 9, 2013 Governor Mike Pence visited Cope Environmental Center to announce the creation of… Read more »

Plans for Expansion

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Ready, Set, GROW! CEC announces plans to build a new, sustainable environmental education center to better serve the Whitewater Valley and beyond! A new facility will expand Cope Environmental Center’s capacity for environmental programs, serve as a community gathering space, and act as a powerful teaching tool for sustainable living in East-Central Indiana. The CEC… Read more »

2013 Gala Auction Details

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‘Sip ‘n Sparkle’ This fun drawing  features pieces by local artists including Ben Clark, Scott Shafer, Steve Sizelove, Carol Miller, Carl Wooldridge, and Welling Hall.  Be dazzled by beautifully crafted ceramics, hand-blown glass, unique quilts, carefully tended bonsai trees, and unique jewelry. Tickets come with a complementary signature drink! Live Auction! In addition to auctioning off… Read more »

Tips for Sustainable Holiday Dining

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One of the greatest American holiday traditions is eating until your pants no longer fit. You can still stuff your gut this season, but try doing so in an environmentally sustainable manner! That way, the only thing that suffers will be your waistband. Here are some helpful tips: A large number of guests in the… Read more »

Sustainable Holiday Tips

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The holiday season is prone to wastefulness, but there are lots of strategies for reducing energy consumption, conserving resources, and recycling old materials. Here are a few friendly pointers from Cope! Dining: eat locally produced and organic food dollar loan turn down the thermostat if cooking with the oven (or if hosting a large number… Read more »

Alternative Gift Fair

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On Saturday, December 1st, Cope Environmental Center and twenty-six other organizations will contribute to the gift fair. Each “gift” is donated in honor of a loved one, and profits go to support various causes in the area. This community event will be held at Morrisson-Reeves Library in Richmond from 12-3PM. This event includes free entry… Read more »

Wayne County Alternative Gift Fair

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It’s a chance for your holiday shopping to build a better community! Find the perfect gift for anyone on your list at the 10th Annual Alternative Gift Fair. Isn’t it about time you enjoyed a relaxing, rejuvenating, and joyful shopping experience? Instead of browsing shelves, shoppers will browse through tables of charities. Each table will… Read more »

Alien Invaders at CEC!

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Thanks to all the volunteers that joined CEC staff on September 29th in the removal of honeysuckle from and around the trails! CEC would especially like to thank ‘support’ volunteers: David Garman, Marvin Esham, Chris Harms, and Mandi Rice. Honeysuckle is an invasive species whose real home is all the way on the other side… Read more »

A new blogger here at CEC!

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Hello CEC blog readers! CEC is fortunate to have the help of volunteers to update our blog. These volunteers help support CEC’s mission by writing about important environmental developments and keep folks in tune with the programs here on our property. We are so glad to have the help this year of an Earlham Bonner… Read more »

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