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April 2009 Blog Posts (23)

Affluenza Cure: Day by Day

Luxury is the overused adjective of the decade. Condos, hotels, and restaurants all claim decadence or imply superior service that only insiders receive. When curing affluenza we must separate indulgence from necessity. Begin by defining an experience from an object. Change your thinking, lead a thought revolution.



The great news… Green luxury can be found the moment you walk out your front door. Connecting with the sights and sounds of a city park, planning a short day trip to swim… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on April 30, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

CAFOs and Swine Flu

When pigs flu



Swine-flu outbreak could be linked to Smithfield factory farms 26

Posted 11:06 AM on 25 Apr 2009

by Tom Philpott More from this author

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One flu east, one flu west



The outbreak of a new flu strain—a nasty mash-up of swine, avian, and human viruses—has infected 1,000 people in Mexico and the U.S., killing 68. The World Health… Continue

Added by Ellen on April 28, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

A Green Dedication

When significant moments happen in life, like a baby's dedication (a dry baptism), often gifts are appropriate. Merchandizing for this moment include, silver pacifiers, bibs with crosses, baby's first bible etc. Change your thinking and lead a thought revolution. Write a poem or letter for the parents and the child to treasure. Here is mine to inspire you. Certainly it is original, moving and thoughtful without packaging, wrapping paper and it is a reflection of the significant… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on April 27, 2009 at 9:13am — No Comments

Indiana Living Green wins two journalism awards

Indiana Living Green magazine picked up two awards from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, April 24. This is the second year the magazine has won awards from this esteemed group.



Amanda Petrucelli from Plymouth, Ind., won third place in environmental writing for… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on April 26, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Affluenza Cure: Step 4 Your Passion

A new definition of passion: a purposeful activity that uses a person’s talents and skills to make a contribution to the world in a manner that is in harmony with owns values and is in balance with the rest of the person’s life. Ask yourself if you would continue to perform the same work if you won the lottery. The cure to affluenza is to engage in service that you would continue if you had an unexpected windfall. Change your thinking. Lead a thought revolution.



Together we could… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on April 26, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

my life in a nut shell

Hello everyone sorry I haven't been on here lately. Thing are rather hectic for me. I am back in school finally! hell yeah long time waiting. working with the environmental board has been a blast.



I am going for a business degree in whats called green sustainable enterprise management. In short it's a degree in green sustainability for businesses, like wind and solar power, cfls, ect.. I would help them find environmental impacts there company is causing and how to go green to…

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Added by Nova on April 25, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Affluenza Cure: Step 3 Your Time

Where did all the time go?

Take a time inventory to track how much time you spend on varies activities. Awareness is likely to lead you to make positive changes for a greener Indiana. The cure to affluenza is restraint. Acknowledge that time is your greatest asset and that your activities reflect your quality of life. Voluntary simplicity means spending quality and quantity of time in joyful relationships with family and friends, talking, laughing and sharing food, nature and physical… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on April 25, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Reams of data, 1 conclusion for Indiana: At the bottom. =(

Indiana ranks near bottom in environmental issues



Reams of data, 1 conclusion for Indiana: At the bottom




By Mark Alesia, Heather Gillers and Tim Evans

mark.alesia@indystar.com



A colorful mural at the state agency in charge of protecting Indiana's environment depicts images of serene nature alongside productive industry. It is an ideal green vision.



Yet on Earth Day, celebrated today in Indianapolis and around the world, experts say Indiana… Continue

Added by A Greener Indiana on April 23, 2009 at 1:00am — No Comments

In The City-- Happy Earth Day, Every Day, but Not Today.

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The neighbors are cutting down more trees today.... running a wood chipper, using a leaf blower, chain saws. Since I am to the South of these neighbors on a gradient, I get the direct flow of stormwater run-off from their properties. Yippee.... that means, less trees, more stormwater; our spring… Continue

Added by Ellen on April 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Affluenza Cure: Step Two, Your Home

Home is where your heart lives. One of the most significant green decisions we make in our lives is where and how we live. Our choices have far reaching impacts. It is our choice and responsibility to create a home, however humble or small that serves as a comforting retreat, an environment that allows us to center ourselves before venturing out into the world.

How do you use your home?

Calculate the amount of square footage per person in your home.

How do you feel about your… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on April 22, 2009 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Indiana Earth Day in Indy

HAPPY EARTH DAY TO ALL!!!



Please join us at the Earth Day Indiana Festival on Saturday, April 25 from 11am to 4pm. The event is in downtown Indy at the intersection of Meridian and North street. Come by our booth #29 in tent B and sign up for a free gift! Hope to see you all there...



Mathew

http://www.tuwa.com…



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Added by Mathew Standish on April 22, 2009 at 3:50pm — No Comments

BIG GREEN LIES EXPOSED

Finally, help arrives to separate “green” myth from fact with the help of Seventh Generation and the Fine Living Network. On April 22 - earth day 2009 - join environmental activist, advocate and Seventh Generation President Jeffrey Hollender as he separates myth from reality when it comes to the conventional wisdom of green living. “Big Green Lies” airs at 9PM ET/PT, on Fine Living Network.



While many people have adopted small, easy habits to make their lives a little more… Continue

Added by Erik on April 21, 2009 at 1:55pm — No Comments

Affluenza Cure: Step One, Your Things

Inspired by Linda Breen Pierce who wrote Simplicity Lessons: a 12 step guide to Living Simply, you can join me on

limiting your material possessions to cure Affluenza. Change your thinking and lead a thought revolution.



Do you own your stuff or does it own you?

Discover what you cherish...

Define what burdens you...

Isolate and item that you bought but never use...

Describe an experience with a possession that required more time and energy than you… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on April 21, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Planet Forward--Going Under

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Film by Farhan Luisa Ioana Louis

This is the story of a Bangladeshi boy and his friend, a melting iceberg, who takes him on a fantasy journey.

The boy learns how energy consumption worldwide triggers an irreversible climate change that will soon sink his home country.

Added by Ellen on April 21, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Update on 1st Annual GreenFEST- Fort Wayne, Indiana -April 25, 2009



The 1st Annual Green Festival in Northeast Indiana is taking place on April 25, 2009.

Waynedale Green Alliance, LTD, the coordinating change agent united with Southwest Conservation Club, a local non-profit to broaden environmental awareness and to benefit Community Harvest.



The following organizations and businesses are involved participants.



The City of Fort Wayne, Allen County Solid Waste District, Citilink, Save… Continue

Added by A Brewster Smythe on April 20, 2009 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Earth Day After

Greetings and Thanks



For all those that came out and supported and signed up I thank you. Many become educated on the goal and enjoyed a wholesome and relaxing atmosphere of music and celebration.

Thank you,

Jon Bassett

Added by ThreeHeadsCompany on April 19, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Indiana becomes the fastest growing state in Wind Energy!

Welcome to the first ever Indiana Wind Energy Week! In the last eighteen months, we have begun to embrace our full wind potential. In 2007 we did not produce any electricity from wind resources. In 2008 the Horizon Benton County Wind Farm, Indiana’s first commercial-scale wind farm, produced more than 130 megawatts (MW's) of home-grown renewable electricity. And we are projected to produce 836 MWs of wind-generated power, from four separate Hoosier Wind Farms, in 2009!! This astonishing growth… Continue

Added by A Greener Indiana on April 16, 2009 at 10:52pm — 1 Comment

Parsley, Peppers & Lasagna Gardening

As if the woodash from the fireplace was the parmesan cheese, I sprinkled the eighth layer onto the raised bed. My citywife muscles scream from moving earth, peat moss and manure for the new gardens, it is a welcome relief to write and think. Bucket by bucket the beds were built from last falls oak leaves, old decomposing straw, cardboard, and newspaper. With little time to “cook” or compost into topsoil the new garden is fluffy and light. The Almanac says parsley and peppers for planting this… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on April 15, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Press Release

ELECTRIC CARS AND CARTS 120 W. Main St.

Gas City, IN 46933

Phone (765) 677-9500

Fax (765) 677-0950

Press Release

Contact: Ethan Struwe

Phone: (765) 677-9500 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

9 A.M. EDT, April 14, 2009

INDIANA DEALER BRINGS ELECTRIC VEHICLES TO THE MARKET

GAS CITY, IN, APRIL 14, 2009: Electric Cars and Carts announce the partnership with Miles Electric Vehicles.



Miles Electric Vehicles was founded in 2005 by entrepreneur/philanthropist… Continue

Added by Ethan Struwe on April 14, 2009 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Green Expo 2009 presented by WNIT Public Television: Educators, Presenters, and Sponsors welcome!

Green Expo 2009 presented by WNIT Public Television: Educators, Presenters, and Sponsors welcome!







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Added by A Greener Indiana on April 10, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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