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Ecotech Institute to Hold “Competitive Landscape of the Green Revolution” Seminar on March 24, 2015 at Ecotech Institute

March 24, 2015 from 12pm to 12:30pm
To learn what it takes to work and succeed in the clean energy field, Ecotech Institute is hosting a “Competitive Landscape of the Green Revolution” seminar. The event will be held at Ecotech Institute in Aurora, Colo. and will also be simulcast live, for those who cannot attend in person. The free forum, which will be led by Craig Mataczynski, the CEO of Gradient Resources, will offer students and guests, interested in a green energy career, an…See More
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Power up Success in Clean Energy: Ecotech Institute to Hold “Competitive Landscape of the Green Revolution” Seminar on March 24, 2015

To learn what it takes to work and succeed in the clean energy field, Ecotech Institute is hosting a “Competitive Landscape of the Green Revolution” seminar. The event will be held at Ecotech Institute in Aurora, Colo. and will also be simulcast live, for those who cannot attend in…See More
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UrBIN Travel Kit

Before we leave Winter behind with its' hat and mittens lets reflect upon our preparedness during travel with our precious cargo in tow.  These are my must haves for my Urban bin:30 hour candleDuct TapeEar PlugsThermacare body wrapToasty Toes foot InsoleTrash BagHot Hands Hand warmerHot Cans Cocoa a self heating beverageUtility Flame:  Gel based fire starterZiplocZipties See More
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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 at monument circle.   LUCKY FOODU-Relish Farm - Irish Coddle for the…See More
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Dorothy Hagan is now a member of A Greener Indiana
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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 at 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
Feb 23
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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 will begin at noon MST and…See More
Feb 23
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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
Feb 20
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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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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Earth Day Essay Contest in Michiana!

SI2016 Region 1 is calling all writers! We are hosting an essay contest for writers of all ages who want to share their ideas for conservation in honor of Earth Day. This contest is open to anyone in the Michiana area. Winners in 3 categories: youth, teen, and adult, will get a chance to dazzle the attendees of our Earth Day celebration at Howard Park on April 25, 2014 with a reading of their work. Volunteers from Sustainable Indiana 2016 will judge the essays and present the winners. Region 1 Regional Coordinator Charlotte says “share how you enjoy nature and how your...
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Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis

In 2009, Indianapolis voters approved a decision to replace the aging and inadequate Wishard Hospital with a new facility. Named for its benefactors, Sidney and Lois Eskenazi, construction began the following year. I took a tour of Eskenazi hospital with the intention of exploring the numerous eco-friendly amenities the hospital installed to become a greener business. Upon my entry I immediately noticed that this hospital is much more than the waterless urinals and paperless hand dryers I was told about. Eskenazi is more than just a hospital, it’s a cultural healing center. I visited with the intentions of checking out...
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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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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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Power up Success in Clean Energy: Ecotech Institute to Hold “Competitive Landscape of the Green Revolution” Seminar on March 24, 2015

To learn what it takes to work and succeed in the clean energy field, Ecotech Institute is hosting a “Competitive Landscape of the Green Revolution” seminar. The event will be held at Ecotech Institute in Aurora, Colo. and will also be simulcast…

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Posted by Chelsea O'Neill on March 16, 2015 at 5:29pm

UrBIN Travel Kit

Before we leave Winter behind with its' hat and mittens lets reflect upon our preparedness during travel with our precious cargo in tow.  These are my must haves for my Urban bin:

30 hour candle

Duct Tape

Ear Plugs

Thermacare body wrap

Toasty Toes foot Insole

Trash Bag

Hot Hands Hand warmer

Hot Cans Cocoa a self heating beverage

Utility Flame:  Gel based fire starter

Ziploc

Zipties 

Posted by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on March 12, 2015 at 8:30am

Mold Testing | Indianapolis Indiana | Mold Identification | Indoor Air Quality

MC2 Home Inspections offers residential and third party mold testing for the entire Indianapolis Metro area. We are certified through the International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants (IAC2) as Indoor Air Quality Professionals. We use the very latest in mold testing equipment and techniques, and adhere to nationally recognized formal protocols for mold testing.



Depending on your situation, we will take direct samples of any visual mold via tape lift or if there is…

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Posted by MC2 Home Inspections LLC on March 11, 2015 at 8:47am

science and technology feed from treehugger.com

Facial recognition tech can be used to track endangered tigers

The Apple technology used to sort photos can be used by researchers to monitor individual tigers.

Xbox One 'Instant On' feature costs US gamers an extra $250M in electricity per year

Time is money, or perhaps I should say convenience is money, when it comes to the "instant on" feature of this popular gaming console.

Solpro Helios Smart: An everyday carry solar charger that fits in your pocket (Review)

Powerful enough to be practical, and small enough to be packable, this solar charger offers a lot of features in a tiny package.

Indiana was ranked amongst states as 49th on Environment. Let's all join together to make Indiana a better place to live.

 
 
 

Feed from Indiana Living Green Magazine

Cronkite’s climate warning — from 1980

By Peter Dykstra

(NOTE: This article originally appeared on The Daily Climate website, dailyclimate.org. Find it here.)

On April 3, 1980, Cronkite tossed to a news piece from CBS veteran Nelson Benton.  Thirty-five years ago, for two and half minutes – an eternity even then by TV [...]

Homegrown Hope

Pore through our history: we have grown up in trees, navigated by them, sat in their shade, and harvested for their fruit and wood. It is hard to imagine that 200 years ago, 20 of Indiana’s 23 million acres were forests, resembling the woodland states of the Atlantic [...]

“Food. Farm. Future.”

The invitation came in the mail. You read that right: snail mail. With a postage stamp.

On the invitation’s cover: “Food. Farm. Future.” … with three illustrations: wheat, a farm tractor, and an outline of Indiana with a thought bubble suspended above. Inside, a handwritten note from Leah [...]

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