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For years I have been concerned by the obvious harm being done to our world. I have never understood the complacency with which we have led our lives using up our resources, and displacing the animals that share this world with us. I have just finished my degree in Interior Green Design, and while I feel that is just one small step - along with recycling, having a much smaller auto, and joining advocacy goups...I am working toward establishing a rescue center for unwanted, abandoned, or lost dogs. I am a member of the NRDC, and am watching anxiously the plight of the Polar bears, and the horrendous melting of the ice caps. I am an active member of the WSPA, and a Biogems Defender. I virtually support and foster rescued dogs at Paphaven.org, and am a member of the ASPCA. Lastly, I am a member of Pickens Plan, and trying to do my part to help our nation divest itself of foreign oil by developing alternative, less harmful energy sources. I believe with all my heart that we must all do our best to save our world, and the noble animals we share it with - it's the only one we have!

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At 2:00pm on April 18, 2009, A Brewster Smythe said…
The 1st Green FESTIVAL in Northeast Indiana- And All To Benefit Community Harvest


On April 25, 2009 from noon to 5 pm, the good citizens of Fort Wayne, Indiana will make history.

On this day, Waynedale Green Alliance and the Southwest Conservation Club will unite to broaden environmental awareness and to benefit Community Harvest of Northeast Indiana by celebrating the end of Earth Day Week at the Southwest Conservation Club, at 5703 Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

WMEE 97.3, Today’s Best Variety of Music will be standing by from 11-1 to welcome the participants.

The event will begin at noon with a proclamation by Mayor Tom Henry, followed by guest speakers;
Abigail Frost, Founder of the SAVE the Maumee River Grassroots Organization
Kira Blacketor, Education Specialist with Allen County Solid Waste District
Betsy Kachmar, of Citilink- Fort Wayne’s Public Transportation System
Betsy Yankowiak, Executive Director of the Little Rivers Wetland Project
Geoff Paddock, co-founder of the Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association
Matt Jones, Water Resource Education Specialist of the Allen County Partnership for Water Quality

Presentations will be held featuring, Laura Stein of Neuhouser Nursery, who will be explaining how to build a rain garden, a project that is part of an incentive plan driven by the City of Fort Wayne. Karl Blust of Garrett Energy will talk about the types of renewable energies and how they can save and help homeowners and our planet. The Energy Doctor, F & R Water Handling and Waste Management will also be on hand to discuss other areas of sustainable living. Just For You Mobile Massage Therapy will be open for business on-site.

At approximately 12:30pm Three Rivers Velo Club will bike in from Wayne High School loaded down with canned goods. The All Stars Martial Arts Academy is scheduled at two to display their talents.

And, at 3pm the music will begin with Cathy Serrano, a gifted folk guitarist, along with Skip Calvin from Guitar Exchange, followed by Dan Dickerson from Harp Condition and Bill Certain who is going to rock the house.

Food, games, and other activities will be on hand, and giveaways from local companies will be announced throughout the day.

Admittance for this wonderful, educational, and fun event is a canned good or non-perishable food item that will be donated to Community Harvest of Northeast Indiana.

Area organizations such as Waynedale Green Alliance, Southwest Conservation Club, Save the Maumee Grassroots Organization, Grassroots Green, Allen County Solid Waste District, Citilink, Three Rivers Velo Club, Waynedale News, Curves of Waynedale, Umber’s Do-It-Best Hardware, Community Harvest of Northeast Indiana, Heartland Communities, The Garden Angels Project, F & R Water and Waste Handling, All Martial Arts Academy, Energy Doctor, Bobick’s Golf, Just Especially for You, Summit City Bicycles, Just For You Mobile Massage Therapy, Garret Energy, Solar Electric Power, Summit City Asset Remarketing, and the Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association are hoping to highlight the green products, services and practices that are or will soon become a part of our everyday lives.

So, let’s go green- have fun- and benefit Community Harvest of Northeast Indiana all at the same time.
At 3:06pm on March 20, 2009, A Greener Indiana said…
Thank you Sally, we are glad you love the site and have found it and the community useful. Tells us its providing its purpose. Have a happy Spring Equinox!

- AGI
At 6:56pm on March 17, 2009, A Greener Indiana said…
Happy St. Patty's Day Sally,
It’s an honor to you with, thank you for becoming a member of www.AGreenerIndiana.com, you are most welcome here. Please feel free to make it your own, invite your friends, and contribute to the site.

A Greener Indiana is an organization that provides an statewide support system and network for organizations, businesses, and citizen stakeholders propelling the paradigm and working towards sustainability.

Please respect this space and forum we offer the community by demonstrating value and respect in regards to each other and our common work. We have created several help documents to help you get the most out of www.AGreenerIndiana.com and the resources and services it offers.

1- Check out the getting started guide HERE

2- There are many ways to communicate and each way has it’s advantages. Check out the different ways you can communicate on the site HERE

3- If you are having any other problems be sure to look at our help section HERE

Your expertise is needed on this site! How can you help? How can we help you? Is there a particular arena or field we could help empower you with? Please post up your experiences, programs, products, and purposes. Paint a face and present your vision to the community. AGI's members are specialists in many areas and AGI has a staff that is able to offer full support and assistance. What do you need? If you have a question or a request DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK! Please feel free to complete the circle and link www.AGreenerIndiana.com on your site!

The idea here is to support you in helping to support communities and Indiana as a whole to make the change over to more sustainable practices.... To help everybody learn how they can improve all of the little things so that together we make a BIG DIFFERENCE. We believe everyone can do something to make a greener Indiana.

There are many groups you can join on www.AGreenerIndiana.com. Besides the resource based environmental arenas of: Land, Water, Air, Energy, Policy, and Advocacy there are many ways to go green. Sustainability requires a mutual economic, social-political, and environmental equilibrium and is interconnected to many arenas within the multi-facets of society. If there isn’t a group representing your arena or organization, CREATE ONE! Together we rise…

Share your experience among the members Invite your neighbors. There are many features this site offers and more soon to come. Chat around, friend up like minded individuals, post, blog, make and form groups. These are just some of the ways in which you may interact and utilize this site to further your work, connect with, and develop community.

Kudos to you for participating in this great work!

 
 
 

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