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Idris Busari | PiKture Time Film commented on Ernest Rando's group Aquaponics, Aquaculture, & Hydroponics
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Idris Busari | PiKture Time Film commented on Ernest Rando's page Map of Midwest Aquaculture, Aquaponics, & Hydroponics People & Projects in the group Aquaponics, Aquaculture, & Hydroponics
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FREE FAMILY FUN: With a Little Luck Children's Scavenger Hunt at Indianapolis City Market

March 17, 2015 from 10am to 3pm
 INDIANAPOLIS CITY MARKET–. U-Relish Farm presentsSAINT PATRICK’S DAY, Tuesday, March 17th FAMILY ACTIVITIESSHAMROCK STAMPING ART PROJECT  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.WITH A LITTLE LUCK, SCAVENGER HUNT  The search for the SHAMROCK from10 a.m. – 3 p.m. FREE FAMILY FUNU-Relish Farm along with SIDESHOW is planning a entertaining safe space for Children on Tuesday, March 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. before and after the  parade ending a monument circle.   LUCKY FOODU-Relish Farm - Irish Coddle for the…See More
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Ecotech Institute Hosts Free “Heads Up!” Online Event at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TR8agRpHdio

February 24, 2015 from 12pm to 1pm
On Tuesday, February 24, Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, is hosting “Heads Up!,” a digital discussion with Mr. Alden Zeitz of Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative. The free forum will begin at noon MST and center around what it’s like to work in renewables, including how to handle and prevent dropped objects from tall heights. Small, unsecured objects mean big problems in…See More
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Chelsea O'Neill posted a blog post

Ecotech Institute Hosts Free “Heads Up!” Online Event: February 24, 2015

On Tuesday, February 24, Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, is hosting “Heads Up!,” a digital discussion with Mr. Alden Zeitz of Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative. The free forum will begin at noon MST and…See More
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Chelsea O'Neill posted a blog post

Ecotech Institute Names Donald Smith as New Director of Electrical Engineering Technology and Power Utility Technician Program

Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, today announced Donald Smith as new program director of both Electrical Engineering Technology and Power Utility Technician programs. In this position, Smith is…See More
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LeRoy is now a member of A Greener Indiana
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Cassandra Thompson is now a member of A Greener Indiana
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Idris Busari | PiKture Time Film posted videos
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Mrs. Cara Dafforn posted a blog post

A Lady of Charity in Mourning

The American Civil War claimed the lives of over 622,000 men between 1861-1865.  210,000 were Hoosiers or called Indiana Home.  With the heavy toll of war a Lady of Charity from 1865 would be in mourning over her family, friends and on April 15, 1865 we would grieve the death of our commander and chief  President Lincoln.   The mourning period  for women lasted for at least one year and could continue for up to two and a half years. Mourning was done for different amounts of time determined by…See More
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Mrs. Cara Dafforn posted photos
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Eric Stallsmith and Idris Busari | PiKture Time Film are now friends
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Debbie Murzyn is now a member of A Greener Indiana
Feb 9
Chelsea O'Neill posted a blog post

Ecotech Institute Names Patrick Longstreth as the School’s New Academic Dean

Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, today announced Patrick Longstreth as the school’s new academic dean. Longstreth is responsible for implementing the vision and strategic direction of Ecotech Institute;…See More
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Idris Busari | PiKture Time Film posted videos
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jeffrey a yegerlehner is now a member of A Greener Indiana
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The Case Against CAFOs in Indiana

There are already far too many protections and allowances for the many CAFO’s in our state.  A CAFO was proposed 2 years ago in Lakeville and our community rejected it.  The CAFO would have released liquid manure into near surface groundwater.  When stormwater reaches high levels in areas of near surface groundwater, karst, or other fragile lands,  existing IDEM rules mandating manure lagoons to contain the waste are NOT adequate and the waste can overflow into nearby surface waters or groundwater. Methane emissions are huge from CAFO’s.  A major contributor to climate change, methane is several times more of a concern than fossil fuel emissions....
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First Green Tip for January, 2015

BUY RECYCLED PAPER PRODUCTS, such as greeting cards, paper plates, paper towels, computer paper, envelopes, gift wrapping, etc. It’s good that we all recycle our waste paper, but if there’s no market for the recycled product the system won’t work. Besides, using recycled paper products vastly reduces the amount of trees that are destroyed, and trees are crucial for absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. Forests around the world are being decimated at a prodigious rate. “If every household in the U.S. replaced just one package of 40 paper plates made from virgin fiber with 100% recycled ones, we could save...
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Climate Clues

You can’t tell anything about the climate by just looking out your window at the conditions in your backyard.  Likewise you can’t tell anything about the global climate by looking only at the conditions in Indiana. Jeff Dukes, Purdue professor and director of the university’s Climate Change Research Center, tells how 2014 was relatively cool in Indiana but other parts of the United States were clearly warmer in 2014 and globally it was one of the warmest years on record. Check the Indiana Public Media website for the full article.  Submitted by: Dick Sprague Regional Coordinator Anderson

The Butler Way Guides Butler University to Substantial Sustainable Changes

On April 16th, 2012 Butler University President, James Danko, signed the American College & University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in reflection of The Butler Way – Butler’s “long-standing commitment to selflessness and integrity.” The ACUPCC commitments are mapped out in the Butler Sustainability and Climate Action Plan (BUSCA) as a guideline as it grows and implements its new strategic plan, Butler 2020. The goal of the Butler Sustainability and Climate Action Plan is to achieve institutional climate neutrality by 2050 by mitigating campus greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy consumption of the university. The plan outlines current initiatives, strategies, and...
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Ecotech Institute is Again Offering “Introduction to Sustainability” as a Free Online Course to the Public

With more than 700 participants from around the world, Ecotech Institute’s first “massive online open course” (MOOC) was a tremendous success. The course kicked off last May through the Canvas…Continue

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Started by Molly Koch in random discussions here Jan 27, 2014.

Interested in starting a land based permaculture community?

I am interested in organizing a small group of people into a nonprofit community land trust that furthers the establishment of permaculture in central Indiana. I have knowledge and some direct…Continue

Started by Austin Roewe in environmental discussions Sep 4, 2013.

Ecotech Institute’s First Free Online Course, “Introduction to Sustainability,” Receives Positive Student Feedback

Ecotech Institute’s First Free Online Course, “Introduction to Sustainability,” Receives Positive Student Feedback Course Provided New Ways of Looking at Sustainability to U.S. and International…Continue

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Started by Molly Koch in random discussions here Aug 19, 2013.

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Ecotech Institute Hosts Free “Heads Up!” Online Event: February 24, 2015

On Tuesday, February 24, Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, is hosting “Heads Up!,” a digital discussion with Mr. Alden Zeitz of Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative. The free forum…

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Posted by Chelsea O'Neill on February 23, 2015 at 2:45pm

Ecotech Institute Names Donald Smith as New Director of Electrical Engineering Technology and Power Utility Technician Program

Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, today announced Donald Smith as new program director of both Electrical Engineering Technology and Power Utility Technician programs. In this…

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Posted by Chelsea O'Neill on February 20, 2015 at 2:19pm

A Lady of Charity in Mourning

The American Civil War claimed the lives of over 622,000 men between 1861-1865.  210,000 were Hoosiers or called Indiana Home.  With the heavy toll of war a Lady of Charity from 1865 would be in mourning over her family, friends and on April 15, 1865 we would…

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Posted by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on February 10, 2015 at 8:30am

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Indiana Legislative ALERT, Part Two

Earlier this week I received the following question that was just TOO big to answer with one response.

Hi, Renee,

There’s a lot happening at the Statehouse during the 2015 General Assembly. What do we need to know as citizens who care about the environment?

Leslie

So here’s part two:

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Indiana Legislative ALERT, Part One

Hi, Renee,

There’s a lot happening at the Statehouse during the 2015 General Assembly. What do we need to know as citizens who care about the environment?

Leslie

Hi Leslie,

To say there’s a lot happening at the Statehouse is an understatement. For those of us who care about the [...]

More on glass recycling

Another response to a previous question regarding recycling frame glass [http://www.indianalivinggreen.com/through-a-glass-badly/]:

I am guilty of putting large pieces of glass into the recycling bin — they must have a way to deal with broken glass because with all the combining of trash. There’s no way glass doesn’t get broken in [...]

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