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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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All sewn up

Hi Renee,

Do you know a place that re-uses fabric from sewing projects?  Some may be several yards, usable for making an outfit, others are scraps from projects.  This would be most helpful for my closet cleaning!

Thanks.

Deb

Hi Deb,

Stashed in your closet is an “unseemly” place for [...]

Recycle this!

Dear Renee - 

What is the best way to get involved and have an impact on what the city of Indianapolis decides regarding recycling?

I find it ironic to see all of the new billboards around town noting the problem when the solutions haven’t seemed to follow.

Thanks!

You may [...]

Have a seat

I have several expired car seats that can no longer be used. These things are huge and I feel bad dumping them in the garbage, but I can’t find any information about recycling them. Any ideas? Thanks!

Kristin

Kristin,

Car seat fun fact: There are approximately 12 million car seats [...]

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