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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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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on March 16, 2015 at 5:29pm — No Comments

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 

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on March 12, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

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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Added by MC2 Home Inspections LLC on March 11, 2015 at 8:47am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on February 23, 2015 at 2:45pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on February 20, 2015 at 2:19pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on February 10, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Ecotech Institute Names Patrick Longstreth as the School’s New Academic Dean

Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, today announced Patrick Longstreth as the school’s new academic dean. Longstreth is responsible for implementing the vision and strategic…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on February 9, 2015 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Ecotech Institute Now Offers Online Associate’s Degree in Business Administration - Sustainability

Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, today announced that it will offer its Business Administration - Sustainability degree program and several other college courses in sustainability…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on January 19, 2015 at 7:16pm — No Comments

Radon Testing Indianapolis Mooresville Plainfield Avon Brownsburg Danville Indiana

Radon is a naturally occurring cancer causing, radioactive gas you can't see, smell or taste.…

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Added by MC2 Home Inspections LLC on January 12, 2015 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Ecotech Institute Again Named to the ‘Best for Vets’ List

The Military Times has once again named Ecotech Institute to its Best for Vets: Career & Technical Colleges list. The list honors top military friendly schools doing the most for veterans. Ecotech Institute, the first and only school…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on November 24, 2014 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Ecotech Institute To Host Open House, November 25

On Tuesday, November 25, Ecotech Institute, the first and only school in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, is hosting an Open House event. From 5 – 7 p.m. at Ecotech Institute’s campus in Aurora, Colo., at 1400 S.…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on November 12, 2014 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Ecotech Institute Names New President Chris Gorrie

Ecotech Institute, the first and only college in the U.S. solely focused on renewable energy and sustainability, today announced Chris Gorrie as its new president. Gorrie’s responsibilities include guiding the strategic direction of the school;…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on November 7, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

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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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on October 14, 2014 at 7:03pm — No Comments

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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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on September 24, 2014 at 1:27pm — No Comments

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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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on September 18, 2014 at 1:06pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on August 18, 2014 at 6:17pm — No Comments

Summer of Survival

The free webinar "Summer of Survival" has inspired me to think about Summer emergency preparations.  Time and distance from any event will enable you to complete tasks to do in advance of impending chaos.  Planning prevents panic, so here is a list to help your hearth and home

Plug in  any Electric Generators

Charge Phones

Complete the Laundry

Bake the Eggs

Hydrate the House with Citrus Peel Water…

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Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on June 11, 2014 at 7:09am — No Comments

2014 Eby's Pines Sustainability efforts

2014 Eby’s Green Report

Eby’s Pines Campground and RV Resort, www.EbysPines.com  has been in operation for over 46 years.  We are nestled amongst the pines between Bonneyville Mills County Park, and the Little Elkhart River; located in the heart of Northern Indiana Amish Country.  We have over 300 sites including several electric- water and full hook up connections, cabin rentals, and primitive camp sites.  We have ample space for…

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Added by Eric Stallsmith on May 14, 2014 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Permaculture

Herbaceous plants like Asparagus are nutrient dense and are an important part of permaculture. Crowns of the garden, These green spears are a hardy plant can be grown in Indiana with only one year of toiling in the soil and will rewarding for the long term. Taking 3 years for a significant harvest with a life span of two decades. Divided in the spring these plants are self seeders and need to be planted on a mound of earth fanning the fingers gently to maximize growth they should be planted 12… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on April 30, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

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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Added by Molly Koch on April 22, 2014 at 3:19pm — No Comments

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Reader tips: hangers, mesh bags and water conservation

Sometimes you, readers, have some pretty great tips to share. Here are a few that I thought might interest the masses.

In response to Closet Recycler, a question about recycling wire hangers:

Dear Renee,

Folks might want to remember food/clothing pantries which are always looking for hangers to hang [...]

STOP COVANTA’S DIRTY MRF

RECYCLING UPDATE FOR THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS

In September 2014, two paper companies and a concerned citizen filed a lawsuit in Marion Superior Court, asking the judge to stop the City of Indianapolis’ “recycling” contract with Covanta. We expect to hear from the judge within in the next week or [...]

Can do

Renee!!

For many years as a family we have gone to Michigan to camp.  During many of the visits we noticed that many Michigan grocery stores have recycling machines that accept cans/bottles.  When a can is deposited it is crushed and a receipt is printed for cash reimbursement.  The store [...]

Reface Don't Replace

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