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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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Wax on, wax off

Renee,

Are wax candles, used and unused, able to be recycled or do I just toss? Have many that I have had for more than five years.

Thank you, 

Sharon

Sharon,

If you mean can they go in your curbside recycling bin, then no. We struggle with getting recyclers to [...]

Earth month roundup

April — Earth Month — is right around the corner and there are a lot of ways to show your support for the environment in Indiana. How will you get involved?

Aveda Earth Month is a very special relationship between Aveda salons and the Hoosier Environmental Council to raise awareness [...]

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 [...]

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