I first learned about the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) a few years ago when I went camping down in Brown County. We weren't allowed to bring in our own fire wood because a pesky little bug that kills ash trees might be hitching a ride. Since then I've learned that 35 Indiana counties are under EAB quarantine and the EAB has killed millions of trees throughout the Midwest.In 2004, the EAB made its way into Indiana, beginning a very destructive eating frenzy. Adult EAB lay eggs in the springtime,…See More
One of the most common causes of water pollution is run off from peoples yards. Using chemical fertilizers is terrible for the environment and our health.Finally there is an alternative to hiring a company to spray toxic chemicals all over your lawn.Castaway Compost is now offering an Aerated Worm Compost Tea lawn or garden application.Aerated Worm Compost Tea is teeming with beneficial live microbes that feed your soil. Healthy soil will help new plants get established quickly and helps…See More
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Did you know the the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air in even the largest and most industrialized cities. Source: EnvironmentalProtection Agency Here's a chance to save a little money on green house cleaning by Team Green Sweep. www.greensavingsindy.com/GreenClipping3 If you love coming home to a house smelling of pine and lemon, you may want to think twice. Many cleaning…See More
The Hoosier Environmental Council will host its Second Annual Green Policy Forum on Saturday, Nov. 14.The forum will feature presentations on HEC’s legislative priorities for the 2010 session of the Indiana General Assembly, which include: clean energy, public transit, forestry protection, and sustainable agriculture. It will also offer participants the opportunity to learn about effective citizen engagement and the legislative process.The Second Annual Green Policy Forum is open to the public;…See More
Recycling makes sense all the way around. Everybody thinks of cans and bottles, but we need to be thinking about E-WASTE AND FAST. We call them landfills today, but tomorrow we will call them superfund sites!See More
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What are the environmental impacts of heating my home with wood
A standard wood-burning fireplace is only 5-10% efficient. It typically only provides heat directly in front of the fireplace and much of the heat is lost through the flue and rear wall. Because it’s inefficient, it [...]