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Ecotech Institute’s Free Online Course, “Introduction to Sustainability”, Changes the Way Students Approach Sustainability

Student feedback from Ecotech Institute’s free online “Introduction to Sustainability” course proved the opportunity was valued by students across the globe and changed the way they approached sustainability initiatives.Kyle Crider, Ecotech Institute’s Program Chair and Manager of…See More
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Bob Lawrason is now a member of A Greener Indiana
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Farmers Markets and Locally Sourced restaurants

We love to go Farmers Markets and good restaurants. Share some of your favorites here.See More
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Eric Shriner is now a member of A Greener Indiana
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Marianne Peters's blog post was featured

Flowers to Fall For

The bees love my flowers! Here's my latest blog post from Hoosier Wordsmith:http://hoosierwordsmith.typepad.com/hoosier_wordsmith/2010/10/flower-to-fall-for.htmlSee More
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Victor Hunter is now a member of A Greener Indiana
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Ruth Ann Kutemeier is now a member of A Greener Indiana
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Mrs. Cara Dafforn shared their blog post on Twitter
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Marianne Peters updated their profile
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Grassroots Idea by Ecotech Institute Student Inspires Float in The Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Chris Stevens, an Ecotech Institute student, wanted to help pick up recycling along The Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade route in order to keep this favorite green holiday truly as “green” as possible. He took his idea to parade organizers and from there it turned into a float in the parade that could gather recycling along the…See More
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Live Feed From Sustainable Indiana 2016

Fall Is in Full Force

Terre Haute resident Jane Morse remembers ABH in her parent’s garden growing up. She says it was her father’s favorite bush. As an adult when it came time for her to find a home, she was drawn to one with a yard full of the plant. It took her 20 years to find out just how bad the bush was when it encroached her property, invading landscaped areas. Asian Bush Honeysuckle is not our only concern says Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society Co-Founder Ruth Ann Ingraham. Invasive species are a major problem in Indiana causing significant economic and environmental...
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Sustainability Hubs

There is something powerful that happens when people ban together for greater good. In many cities throughout the United States there are sustainability hubs. While each one is uniquely different, they all have the common theme of leaving the world better than when they entered into it. Charlotte, N.C. In 2010, the Queen City’s downtown association was looking for a sustainability initiative, as a result it partnered with Duke Energy. Together they formed Envision Charlotte, which believes environmental sustainability, when combined with a pro-business approach, benefits the regional economy and is achieved through perpetual, formal stewardship of defined resources in...
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Child Bird Watcher

In a dimly lit room, avid bird watchers gather for the annual Wabash Valley Audubon Society Photo Night at the Vigo County Public Library. One by one, presenters flipped through their photos to show off unique birds they saw throughout the year. When a presenter is stumped on the identification of a bird they photographed, the crowd works together to identify the bird. One photo in particular took these veteran birders longer than average to call out the identification. From the middle of the meeting room, a quiet voice called out “it’s a … ” Emerging from the crowd was...
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Urban Forests in Indiana

More than 65 cities in Indiana have been designated as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.  This means that those cities have officially made the commitment to improving their urban forests by: establishing a board or department to manage the community’s trees, passing a Tree Care Ordinance that gives this body the responsibility for writing and implementing an annual community forestry work plan, establishing a community forestry program with an annual budget of at least $2 per capita, organizing an Arbor Day observance and proclamation with a simple tree planting event or an award ceremony that honors...
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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.

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’s Free Online Course, “Introduction to Sustainability”, Changes the Way Students Approach Sustainability

Student feedback from Ecotech Institute’s free online “Introduction to Sustainability” course proved the opportunity was valued by students across the globe and changed the way they approached sustainability initiatives.

Kyle Crider,…

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Posted by Molly Koch on April 22, 2014 at 3:19pm

Ecotech Institute to Host Webinar on the Growing Demand for Power Utility Technicians

On Friday, April 4, Ecotech Institute will hold a free 30-minute webinar on the power utility industry that takes a look at the changes and opportunities available in this evolving industry. Because of this sphere’s aging work force,…

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Posted by Molly Koch on March 31, 2014 at 4:11pm

Ecotech Institute Students Filled 15 Recycle Bins From Denver’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route

Ecotech Institute’s St. Patrick’s Day float collected nearly 15 recycle bins full of water bottles, cups, paper, cans, bottles and cardboard, making it a huge hit. It all began with an idea from student Chris Stevens and resulted in a student-made recycling bin to collect all recyclables…

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Posted by Molly Koch on March 31, 2014 at 1:42pm

science and technology feed from treehugger.com

Google and SunPower pump $250 million more into residential solar leasing

Making its 16th investment into renewable energy, Google is teaming up with SunPower this time.

Wearable electronics could be powered by body heat

A new technology developed by Korean researchers uses ultra-thin, flexible materials to generate electricity from body heat.

Make your own solar backpack

Sure, you can buy one, but making one means it's customizable and you get to hone your DIY skills.

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

 
 
 

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The Apartment

When I owned my home I recycled everything. Now I live in an apartment which means the only drop off points are some distance away and I have no place to keep things long enough to make a trip worth while. Any suggestions?

Jim

Jim,

These days I’d be surprised [...]

April showers

I know several people who forgot to bring their rain barrels in for the winter and have subsequently ended up with cracked and useless rain barrels.  Where can they be recycled?

Thanks!

Claire

Claire,

You’d think when it comes to a resourceful alternative to plumbing, a little crack couldn’t hurt. [...]

Earth Hour Power!

Earth Hour is a global event that takes place annually from 8:30pm – 9:30pm on the last Sunday of March.  The event calls for non-essential lighting to be turned off for one hour to raise awareness regarding global energy consumption.  This year has even more significance than previous years because some of [...]

Reface Don't Replace

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