Fall 2014 Newsletter

See what we've been up 

and check out upcoming events for GE!

Our Mission

Green Earth, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit land conservation organization.  

Our mission is to preserve natural areas for the benefit of the people of Carbondale, IL.  

We own and maintain six natural areas, totaling 220 acres, and nine miles of hiking trails - all open to the public for outdoor recreation and enjoyment.

Executive Director

Stephanie Eichholz


618 201-3774

Board of Directors

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Upcoming Events

Saturday, Dec 20 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, Jan 17 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, Feb 21 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday, Mar 21 at 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Shop to Support Green Earth 

Green Earth is part of the eScrip Program.  You can raise money for GE just by shopping for your everyday needs!  Click the eScrip icon and learn how you can help.

Green Earth's Sponsors
Green Earth depends heavily on the generosity of the business community to continue our mission of preserving natural areas. The organizations to the right have contributed financially or have donated materials or services to Green Earth.

Outdoor Turf Professionals 

Long Forestry Consultation 

Carbondale Veneer Company

Miskell Lawn Service

SIUC Cooperative Wildlife Research Lab

Illinois Clean Energy Community Fndn.

Burkdell Mulch

Native Plants and Wildlife Gardens

The semi weekly blog spot is an amazing resource for those of you who want to read about landscaping with natives and why it is so beneficial to our indigenous wildlife.  Articles are posted from all over the country, and many from the Midwest, so a lot of great regional information is a click away.


Introducing the Carbondale Green Earth Challenge

Put your dollars to work! Green Earth's matching grant will give $3 for every $1 that you contribute in this challenge to 
Preserve Nature in Your Neighborhood!

We need to raise $7,000 to match a grant received from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to conduct habitat restoration on our
Chautauqua Bottoms and Oakland Preserves. 

If you've never donated to Green Earth before, now is a great time to start. And if you've been a supporter, please encourage your friends and families to give.

Donate at Go Fund Me and see our progress.

Thank you for your support!

Green Earth brings so much to Carbondale, regardless of whether you enjoy strolling through our woodlands, wetlands, and prairies, or simply live in the community—we hope you will help us preserve nature in your neighborhood by joining the Carbondale Green Earth Challenge today!

Attention All Explorers! 

Do you enjoy exploring Green Earth preserves?  Would you like to share your experiences?  Feel free to submit your photos, plus name, date, and location to director@greenearthinc.org.  Your submission might be featured on our Facebook page! 

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities?
Green Earth holds a volunteer workday the third Saturday of each month (check our events calendar for upcoming times and locations), but one Saturday a month simply isn't enough!  We are often approached by student groups, community groups, and Green Earth trail users about hosting special workdays.  Sometimes a group is looking for a good cause they can get behind, or someone sees a problem on a trail and they want to be part of the solution - whatever the reason we are happy to accommodate.  Check out our photo gallery for more pictures of Green Earth's impressive volunteer force.   

Updated 11.5.14