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Permaculture

This group is for people that live in cities and suburbs that are committed to the values of Permaculture and strive to reflect that in their lifestyles.  One of the cornerstones of this page is the feed below.  The feed shows the latest news from the following sites. - midwest permaculture - http://midwestpermaculture.com/- bloomington permaculutre -…See More
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Sustainable Indiana 2016

Sustainable Indiana 2016 is a collaborative initiative of Earth Charter Indiana (ECI) to achieve measurable progress toward sustainability by Indiana’s Bicentennial year 2016. The initiative was created to connect, inform and inspire the growing sustainability movement in Indiana.Hoosiers can be proud that there are so many efforts already underway to make our communities more sustainable! We are compiling examples of…See More
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Mrs. Cara Dafforn shared their blog post on Twitter
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Justin Lonsdale is now a member of A Greener Indiana
Oct 16
Chelsea O'Neill posted a blog post

Ecotech Institute Releases Free, Comprehensive Wind and Solar Green Energy eBooks

Ecotech Institute, the first and only college in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, today announced the release of two free, comprehensive eBook guides to starting a wind or solar energy…See More
Oct 14
Chelsea O'Neill posted a blog post

Ecotech Institute Appoints Auston Van Slyke to Director of its Wind Energy Technology Program

Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused on renewable energy and sustainability training, today announced that it has named Auston Van Slyke as the school’s new director of the Wind Energy Technology program. In this position, Van Slyke will continue to advance the…See More
Sep 24
Chelsea O'Neill posted a blog post

Ecotech Institute Helps Fulfill Rising Demand for Facilities Management Professionals

According to Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, the number of positions in the facilities management field has increased by 64 percent in the first two quarters of this year, compared to the same time last year. Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused…See More
Sep 18
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Jessica Johnson is now a member of A Greener Indiana
Aug 20
Chelsea O'Neill posted a blog post

Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index Shows 1.2 Million New Clean Jobs in 2014

Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, a tool to compare states’ use and development of clean and sustainable energy, found more than two million job postings in the green energy sector in quarters one and two of 2014 alone. This is almost an 88 percent increase from…See More
Aug 18
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Power of Kabbalah Level 1 at Fishers, IN

September 2, 2014 from 7pm to 8:15pm
Power of Kabbalah: Foundations  | Indianapolis 8 WEEKS| FREE for New Students Tuesdays, 7:00 PM (EDT) Beginning September 2nd The wisdom of Kabbalah is meant for everyone, of all backgrounds and beliefs. Foundations class is your doorway to an inspired life; one of lasting fulfillment and purpose.Fisher Office SuitesConference Room 11650 Lantern Rd. Fishers, IN 46038 For more information call 800.522.2252RSVP:…See More
Aug 15
George P. Meade joined Sarah Weaver's group
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Permaculture

This group is for people that live in cities and suburbs that are committed to the values of Permaculture and strive to reflect that in their lifestyles.  One of the cornerstones of this page is the feed below.  The feed shows the latest news from the following sites. - midwest permaculture - http://midwestpermaculture.com/- bloomington permaculutre -…See More
Aug 10
Mrs. Cara Dafforn shared their blog post on Twitter
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Mary Baird joined Sarah Weaver's group
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Permaculture

This group is for people that live in cities and suburbs that are committed to the values of Permaculture and strive to reflect that in their lifestyles.  One of the cornerstones of this page is the feed below.  The feed shows the latest news from the following sites. - midwest permaculture - http://midwestpermaculture.com/- bloomington permaculutre -…See More
Jul 28
Mary Baird posted a group
Jul 28
Mary Baird shared John Gibson's group on Facebook
Jul 28
Mary Baird posted a status
"Attending a two week permaculture course in Adrian, MI"
Jul 28
Jennifer is now a member of A Greener Indiana
Jul 4
MC2 Home Inspections LLC shared a profile on Facebook
Jun 23

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Live Feed From Sustainable Indiana 2016

Muncie Climate Rally Held In Solidarity With Nyc People’s Climate March

Approximately 75 Muncie residents, Ball State University students and faculty and students from The Indiana Academy (gifted high school students from around the state) attended a Climate Rally on September 21st, 2014 in solidarity with the People’s Climate March in New York City (which approximately 20 BSU students attended). The NYC march was organized to demand world leaders attending a U.N. Climate Summit the next day set realistic goals on carbon emissions and seriously address world climate issues. The Muncie Climate Rally (organized by Carolyn Vann with substantial aid from John Vann and numerous other individuals who made signs, distributed...
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Carmel Mayor, City Honored For Sustainability Efforts

CARMEL, IN – Sustainable Indiana 2016 and the Indiana Bicentennial Commission presented Mayor Jim Brainard and the city of Carmel its esteemed Bicentennial Green Legacy Community Award recently at the Sustainable Living Seminar hosted by Carmel Green Initiative at the Carmel Clay Public Library. The award was in recognition of the city’s implementation of a wide range of energy efficiency measures that save energy resources, reduce environmental impact and save tax dollars.  The measures include the purchase of hybrid and bio-fuel city vehicles since 2005, a city curbside recycling program, the encouragement of mixed-use developments, use of roundabouts to reduce...
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Update On Cope Environmental Center Plans For A New Sustainable Building

The Cope Environmental Center (CEC) is in the pre-construction stage for a 6000 square- foot new sustainable environmental education center expected to be completed next year according to Alison Zajdel, Executive Director. This building will be a keystone project for Indiana’s bicentennial celebrations. Working with an architectural firm from Dayton, LWC, the plan is to have the first Indiana net-zero-energy building registered with the Living Building Challenge (LBC). This certification has the most rigorous green building standards in the world, even more rigorous than LEED. At this time, there are only five building in the US with the “Living Building”...
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Be a Bee Lover…Your Food Supply Depends on Them

Most of us have heard about the problem of bee die-off, or colony collapse. But, do we understand what is happening and why it is so important to humanity, as well as to the bees? According to Marla Spivak there are multiple reasons for the bee colony collapse syndrome, but a major part of the problem is caused by the way we run our farms and produce our food. In Indiana, a farming state, the industrial farming practice of planting vast areas of single crops like corn and soybeans is a major cause of the die-off. Marla Spivak explains that...
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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

Tags: Sustainability, MOOC, Institute, Ecotech

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 Releases Free, Comprehensive Wind and Solar Green Energy eBooks

Ecotech Institute, the first and only college in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, today announced the release of two free, comprehensive eBook guides to starting…

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Posted by Chelsea O'Neill on October 14, 2014 at 7:03pm

Ecotech Institute Appoints Auston Van Slyke to Director of its Wind Energy Technology Program

Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused on renewable energy and sustainability training, today announced that it has named Auston Van Slyke as the school’s new director of the Wind Energy Technology program. In this position, Van…

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Posted by Chelsea O'Neill on September 24, 2014 at 1:27pm

Ecotech Institute Helps Fulfill Rising Demand for Facilities Management Professionals

According to Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, the number of positions in the facilities management field has increased by 64 percent in the first two quarters of this year, compared to the same time last year. Ecotech…

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Posted by Chelsea O'Neill on September 18, 2014 at 1:06pm

science and technology feed from treehugger.com

Scientists use drones to monitor killer whales

NOAA researchers are observing and taking photographs of endangered killer whale species with the technology.

Make a shake flashlight out of a cardboard tube

This quick project makes a useful emergency flashlight while recycling your leftover cardboard.

Stanley Jevons goes skiing and the rebound effect gets gnarly

Another example of how LEDs may well lead to more energy consumption, not less.

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

The new phone book’s here! The new phone book’s here!

Renee,

I just wanted to let you know about a phone book recycling program that our elementary school is participating in. Of course, I want to promote our location, because we could use the prize money!

Our location for the program outlined below is IPS Center for Inquiry #2, 725 [...]

Charged up over recycling batteries

Renee,

I use the Lawrence Library and used to drop old batteries there for recycling. They no longer collect them. Where can they be recycled now?

Heydon

After being told for years not to discard batteries in the trash, I find it very difficult to do so with my [...]

Be kind, rewind

Are the VHS and Beta videos recyclable with other plastics? In other words, can I put them in my recyclables box for Ray’s?

Daiva

Daiva, darling, I hope you don’t mind that I use Terms of Endearment when I tell you that no, you should not put your VHS tapes [...]

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