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April 2009 Blog Posts (23)

Complete 2009 Green Bill Breakdown: Only Have Until Thursday to get Bills heard by Committee!

CONGRATULATIONS! This has been one of the largest and most successful legislation year for Green Initiatives and Bills in Indiana’s history!





We are currently nearing the end of the Legislation Period in which you are able to get a Bill heard by their respective Committee and move the Bill forward to the Senate, House, and Governor. WE ONLY HAVE UNTIL THURSDAY! Urgent and sincere responses are needed!



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Added by A Greener Indiana on April 7, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

My Revival Garden

Yesterday I snapped off my TV: more bad news about the economy. Ditching the dirge, I turned my attention to something positive—planting my spring garden.



Remember the Victory Gardens of World War II? The term nowadays is “Recession Garden,” as more people are gardening to supplement their food sources. Our circumstances are remarkably similar to the 1940’s: we’re at war, we’re self-rationing because of job loss and rising costs, and we’re trying to stay hopeful despite bad news… Continue

Added by Marianne Peters on April 7, 2009 at 8:19am — No Comments

Project Green Spot a Success

Following is a message I posted on the "Project Green Spot" group site but also want to share this good news with others. This is reference to the new island that formed on the Wabash River last summer and efforts to allow it to become a nature preserve:



I just spoke with Michael McGovern, Public Affairs Specialist with the USDA. He informed me that the new island is being included in a federal stimulus program to compensate farmers with flood damaged land. What does this… Continue

Added by Jerry Hay on April 3, 2009 at 3:07pm — No Comments

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Renee’s mission statement

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The essay below is part of an ongoing literary project sponsored by Sustainable Indiana 2016. In short, the group has collected “so many stories of Hoosiers taking a more sustainable path that we can literally write the book on how green living in Indiana is taking off.” See [...]

Sunscreen

Renee,

I really need to clean out my bathroom cabinets, but what should I do with old bottles of sunscreen, lotions, nail polish and various aerosol hair products?

Thanks!

Dee

Hi Dee,

The first day of summer was June 21 — sorry I’m a little late to help with your [...]

A clarification

Whoa, readers! There seems to be some confusion over a recent “Ask Renee” that I’d like to clarify immediately. A reader named Ginger asked me if Ray’s and Republic are picking through the TRASH to pull out recyclables. My answer says that no, they are not picking through the [...]

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