Let the beauty we love, be what we do. There are hundred ways to kneel and kiss the ground.      ~Rumi

AER's Mission

Artists for Environmental Restoration (AER) inspires dialogue to raise awareness of the power and path to environmental restoration amid the destructive and disastrous effects of climate change and global warming.


Initiatives include applied research, innovative interactive adult and youth workshops, public presentations on the arts and the science of climate change, professionally facilitated community and scientific discussions on current trends in environmental restoration, web links and print literature for expanded understanding of the challenge and opportunities for positive change.

AER's Vision

AER looks to the wisdom and imagination of each individual to inspire ideas for environmental restoration action.

Upcoming Event

Sea Change

A Collaborative Art Exhibition

Backspace Gallery
112 W 6th Street
Bloomington, IN

September 1 - 28, 2023

Opening Reception:
Friday, September 1, 5-8pm

Recent Event

Fresh from the Blog

Dec 3 2022

Ripple Effects: Interactive Educational Youth Workshops

WORKSHOPS WITH A LOCAL FOCUS View Flyer PDF – View Event Page Exploring global warming and the effects on stormwater and on nature Youth workshops will provide an opportunity for kids to use stencils and spray paint to express their thoughts about global warming and the effects on stormwater and on nature on the sidewalks of downtown…
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Oct 5 2022

Artists for Environmental Restoration

Formally Heartland Community Reconciliation Center 2022 saw our nonprofit organization go through some big changes, resulting is a significant shift in our mission and focus, and the re-naming and re-branding of our NPO.  We started in December, 2019 with Marc and Christel Gopin on our board and working together with us on ways to offer…
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Oct 4 2022

Ripple Effects – Ben Branson – The Art and Science of Global Warming

View Flyer PDF – View Event Page Ben BrabsonClimate ScientistIndiana UniversityEmeritus Professor of Physics Saturday, October 15, 2022, 3pm – 4:30pm FAR Center for Contemporary Arts505 Theatre Space505 W 4th StreetBloomington, IN Free and open to the public “David’s work provides a unique way to address the critical elements of the climate change crisis and…
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