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3 ways you can support #chambana via social media

3 ways you can support #chambana via social media

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1) Help keep creativity alive for Eclectic: An Artist Co-op via Indiegogo

Eclectic is a local art co-op located in the heart of Downtown Urbana. The store is in danger of closing and is using Indiegogo to raise funds for their "#SaveEclectic" campaign.  What I love about Eclectic is that they provide a place exclusively for local artists from around Champaign-Urbana to share their work with the community. If you are an art lover or avid supporter of all things local, check out their Indiegogo and help keep creativity alive for this unique Downtown art space. But act fast, the Indiegogo ends on Monday, September 30!

More info: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/keep-creativity-alive-save-eclectic/x/3579431

2) Share your ideas with Friends of the Boneyard via Popularise

Friends of the Boneyard is a community organization made up of local residents and businesses who want to raise awareness of the improvements surrounding Boneyard Creek. The creek runs nearly a half mile through Downtown Urbana, and the city has plans to improve the area in several phases to create water-accessible, green spaces in the downtown area. They are using the online platform, Popularise to get community-sourced ideas and help motivate the city to move the project forward. Popularise is like a Pinterest-board for the community. "Pin" your ideas and get involved in the process of shaping a green, public gathering space for Downtown Urbana!

More Info: https://popularise.com/cities/36/neighborhoods/49/projects/63/view

3) Support IGBA's efforts to make Illinois greener via Razoo

The Illinois Green Business Association (IGBA) is doing a fundraiser through the crowdfunding platform, Razoo. The fundraiser will allow them to continue to provide tools and strategies to help Illinois become the greenest state for doing business. Support this local non-profit by chipping in and spreading the word. I love their mission to create Illinois as a leader in sustainability and green business.

More info: http://www.razoo.com/story/Illinois-Green-Business-Association#

What did I miss? What are other great local social media campaigns that you know about in chambana? Comment and share, so we can help spread the word!

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