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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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An open letter on Covanta

EDITOR’S NOTE: Renee takes a break from answering your questions — and offers the following:

Dear Editor, Mayor Ballard, Board of Public Works, and readers,

On Tuesday, I made brief remarks regarding the pending recycling proposal by Covanta for the City of Indianapolis. My remarks were brief because, after a [...]

Tanks a lot

Hi Renee, I just emptied a small 16.4 oz propane tank that you use with your camp stove. Can those be recycled? I’m finding very conflicting information online. Thanks!

Stacie

Howdy Camper!

You may be finding conflicting information because propane tanks are made from a very recyclable material (steel), but they can be [...]

Who wants a lid, man?

Renee,

Please update me about lids. I know that water bottles can be recycled
with lids on. What about other plastics that have a lid of a
different color? Is there anything I should know about jars that
have a metal lid? I [...]

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