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January 2009 Blog Posts (15)

CFL Light Bulbs - A Response to Fear Mongering

I don't know how many people have seen the You Tube video of Mr. Poe's fear-laden speech before the house? Well, here's the link:

And, here's our response:

I don’t believe in forced legislation any more than most Americans. But we need good incentives for businesses and individuals to reduce electrical consumption and provide products that are more efficient and sustainable. This should be a bi-partisan issue. Let’s break down the four major points of Mr.… Continue

Added by Mathew Standish on January 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Arctic Ice shows reduction regardless of what the other side says

Arctic Ice shows reduction regardless of what the other side says

January, 29, 2009-by Peter Sinclair, Climate Denier Crock of the Week. Climate change deniers have said that Arctic Ice actually increased in 2008 but Peter Sinclair uses real data to show the difference between the volume of ice and the area it… Continue

Added by John Blair on January 29, 2009 at 2:56pm — No Comments

A grassroots Movement

New blog post on Hortmag.com http://www.hortmag.com/article/grassroots/

Added by Amanda Thomsen on January 28, 2009 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Presentations and research papers from academics, think tanks and activists available for download.

From valleywatch.net

Presentations regarding the conversion of coal to liquid and gaseous fuels


Presentations and research papers from academics, think tanks and activists available for download.

1. Presentation by Valley Watch president, John Blair, regarding… Continue

Added by John Blair on January 24, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Weather is not climate-Video sets the record straight

January 22, 2009-Peter Sinclair sets the record straight that typical winter weather patterns do not imply that global warming and climate change are not… Continue

Added by John Blair on January 22, 2009 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Indiana Wildlife Federation Habitat Steward Training in Zionsville

Habitat Steward Training

Hosted by the Indiana Wildlife Federation and the Zion Nature Center.

Would you like to learn more about creating and maintaining wildlife habitat? Want to put that knowledge to work with hands-on activity and in an advisory role? Then register to train and certify as a Habitat Steward volunteer with the National Wildlife Federation. Information will center on birds, butterflies, mammals, amphibians, insects, native plants and landscaping for wildlife. If… Continue

Added by Wendell Zetterberg, Jr. on January 19, 2009 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Upcoming State Legislative Hearings on Energy Bills

Agenda for : House Small Business and Economic Development January 21, 1:30 PM, Room 156D State House, Indianapolis

Chairman : Reske

Vice-Chair : Sullivan

Members :

(D) Blanton, Cheatham, Michael, Robertson, VanDenburgh.

(R) Murphy R.M.M., Clere, Dermody, Messmer, Yarde.

Hearing Agenda:

HB 1415 Tax deduction for solar powered roof vents and fans.… Continue

Added by Laura Ann Arnold on January 19, 2009 at 8:05pm — No Comments

Talkcast with Dr. Anne Steinemann on Living in a Chemical Soup. You're invited.

Talk with Dr. Anne Steinemann, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Washington.

Dr. Steinemann's Publications Include:

“National Prevalence of Fragrance Sensitivity”, (with S. Caress) Journal of Environmental Health (in press).

“A National Population Study of the Prevalence of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.”(with S. Caress) Archives of Environmental Health 59(6): 300-305, 2004. [PDF]

“National Population… Continue

Added by Lynn a on January 19, 2009 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Want to volunteer to see how the Frogs and Toads are doing here in Indiana?

INAMP (Indiana Amphibian Monitoring Program)

2009 NAAMP/Frog and Toad ID Workshops

All Workshops 2pm – 4pm EST

February 7, 2009

Fort Harrison State Park
(Park Office)

5753 Glenn Road (located at E 59th St. and N. Post Rd.)

Indianapolis, IN 46216

(317) 591-0904


February 28, 2009

Salamonie Lake State Reservoir

9214 West-Lost Bridge West

Andrews, IN 46702-9731

(260)… Continue

Added by Wendell Zetterberg, Jr. on January 18, 2009 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Green weddings covered in Indiana Living Green's new issue

All aspects of the wedding can take on a green hue with a little planning and Indiana Living Green's new issue (http://www.IndianaLivingGreen.com) offers dozens of tips. In 'Say I Do to A Green Wedding,' ILG talks to the experts about everything associated with an environmentally friendly wedding, from transportation and invitations to the cake and flowers.

Also in the January/February 2009 issue, Jennifer Streisand's 'Wind Power Gathers Strength' gives a snapshot of Indiana's wind energy… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on January 10, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments


Malden Mills makers of Polartec fabric that most of us know as polar fleece has been using recycled bottles for years to produce it. They now have a fabric, PowerDry, that uses coconuts as an antimicrobial. This is great base layer comfort.

Added by Jim Moers on January 7, 2009 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

Recycling Wronged

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management wants to use the economy as a pretext for reneging on recycling grants it promised to several communities and environmental agencies. Hard economic times certainly force people to set priorities, but this decision suggests that protecting the environment is not among Gov. Mitch Daniels’ priorities.

The agency announced this week it was suspending at least six state grants that help pay for recycling and pollution prevention programs… Continue

Added by Ellen on January 6, 2009 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

NYE @ The Hog Barn!

“Another fresh new year is here . . .

Another year to live!

To banish worry, doubt, and fear,

To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me

To live each day with zest . . .

To daily grow and try to be

My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity

Once more to right some wrongs,

To pray for peace, to plant a tree,

And sing more joyful songs!”

A Greener Indiana and Three Heads Company boogied down… Continue

Added by A Greener Indiana on January 3, 2009 at 8:38pm — 2 Comments

Ice, Wind Storms and Power Outages. Why is it Always the Trees Fault?

Up here in Fort- Waste- a- Lot we are still reel'in and deal'in with the aftermath of the ice storm of the century, or the storm of my lifetime so far. The ice here from the storm was unprecendented. The crews from AEP/IMP had gathered in force to fight the elements of ice, cold and wind to get the power back on. In the news around here there has been a lot of yucking it up for the "energy heroes" out saving us from the depths of power outage despair, teeth gnashing, and woe-to-me's. It has… Continue

Added by Ellen on January 3, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Conservationist Rieth Leaves " Invaluable Legacy"

Mary Jane George Rieth, 92, a longtime Indiana conservationist and philanthropist, died Wednesday at her home in Goshen.

The Goshen College announcement said she and her husband, Lee, co-founded the Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center near Wolf Lake in 1964.

The privately owned environmental education site in Noble County includes forest, prairie and wetland ecosystems.

“I join many others at Goshen College in grieving Mary Jane Rieth’s passing from this… Continue

Added by Ellen on January 2, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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