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October 2009 Blog Posts (17)

Biden to model solar financing plan after Berkeley model

Biden to model solar finance plan on Berkeley's

Carolyn Jones, Chronicle Staff Writer



Tuesday, October 20, 2009



The solar financing plan that originated in Berkeley in 2007 will become a national model, Vice President Joe Biden said Monday.



Biden's program, known as Recovery Through Retrofit, creates a framework for cities, counties and states to set up tax districts that allow residential and business property owners to install solar panels and make other… Continue

Added by Mann Plumbing Inc. Solar Energy on October 27, 2009 at 4:15pm — 1 Comment

The Elephant in the Room: Christmas

Christmas has become a concerted effort to generate sales, revenue and profits. A public relations effort to use your resources; time and dollars. Each day we can hear the panic in the business pages beginning already, anytime it appears that Christmas sales may only rise a few percent from the year before. In our increasingly secular society, what seems to matter most are economic indicators. So here are a few new measures for your consideration;…



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Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on October 27, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Save Maumee Update with Photos and Info on Seed Gathering and Upcoming Benefit Concert at Sweetwater Sound!

Dear Save Maumee Volunteers & concerned citizens,



Thank you so much for paying attention to your important waterways! Just this week a study came out from Bloomington that discovered over 300 pharmaceuticals in Indiana Rivers. Here is the formal statement Save Maumee has on FOX News at 10pm with Marchelle McConnell...…



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Added by Abigail King (Frost-King) on October 24, 2009 at 2:56pm — No Comments

Save Maumee Update with Photos and Info on Seed Gathering and Upcoming Benefit Concert at Sweetwater Sound!

Dear Save Maumee Volunteers & concerned citizens,



Thank you so much for paying attention to your important waterways! Just this week a study came out from Bloomington that discovered over 300 pharmaceuticals in Indiana Rivers. Here is the formal statement Save Maumee has on FOX News at 10pm with Marchelle McConnell...…



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Added by Grace Strahm on October 24, 2009 at 2:50pm — No Comments

Indiana Living Green's Green Scene Oct. 24

Indiana Living Green's Green Scene, noon to 4 p.m., 10/24 @ Garfield Park Arts Center. FREE! Part of 350 Day of Action.

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on October 22, 2009 at 7:54am — No Comments

Indy Parks forum tonight

Indy Parks forum @ 6:30 p.m. today at Holliday Park Nature Center, 6363 Spring Mill Road. Opportunity to share ideas about parks and speak up about yet another year of cuts in the budget. Indianapolis is way below the national average on what taxpayers spend on parks and this is a chance to let your sentiments known.

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on October 22, 2009 at 7:43am — No Comments

Greening an RV resort

Eby’s Pines Campground and RV Resort, www.EbysPines.com has been in operation for over 41 years. We are nestled amongst the pines between Bonneville Mills County Park, and the Little Elkhart River. We are located in the heart of Northern Indiana Amish Country. We have over 300 sites including several electric- water and full hook up connections, cabin rentals, and primitive camp sites. We have ample space for larger gatherings among our 40+… Continue

Added by Eby's Pines RV Park & Campground on October 21, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

A Green Happy Birthday Retreat

“Leaf” the city and get back to nature this fall with a retreat to the woods. Creating special birthday celebrations can be a simple as renting a cabin in Nashville, Indiana. This one tank getaway was a reminder that the turkey’s do run free and white tailed deer roam our great state of Indiana.A quick trip on interstate 65 and the windy roads of 135 took us to the Story Inn for Indiana Pork Chops and Bison Stew. The rest of our weekend meals were prepared in our kitchen at the cabin. Birthday… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on October 20, 2009 at 9:40am — No Comments

Garden as if your life depended on it

That's Doug Tallamy's message in his book, Bringing Nature Home, and in his talk he'll give at Butler University's Clowes Memorial Hall on Nov. 3. See the Hoosier Gardener for details.



Photo: Waxwings are hard wired to dine on native berries. (C)… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on October 17, 2009 at 7:30am — No Comments

Trash Wars

Bad, bad burn pile



Here in the Fort there is a bidding war amongst those who can better serve us collecting-recycling our trash, and the process of choosing. I am not one to think of my trash once collected, or recycled as "out of sight, out of mind" so I have taken a keen interest how the city is playing this out.

This is what I posted on the Fort Wayne Blog:



"What is wrong with a… Continue

Added by Ellen on October 14, 2009 at 12:00pm — 35 Comments

Free eBook: Social Network Marketing, 12 Steps for Success

I got this one from a friend last night and read it cover to cover. This should help us all get to the next level in regards to marketing on social networks and social media.



You can download it here:
http://tinyurl.com/ybbbdo9




Added by April Simmons on October 9, 2009 at 5:37pm — 3 Comments

RILEY HOSPITAL NEEDS YOUR HELP!

Hello Guys!



Please send this to your friends, twitter, facebook!



Xbox is giving away a free game room to one Childrens Hospital in the United States and they are picking the winning hospital based on the most votes by the public.



The contest ends oct 16th and you can cast 10 votes per day!



Help Riley get this Free Game Room for the Greater Indianapolis Area!



www.xbox.childrensmiraclenetwork.org/default.aspx



Hospital Name Location… Continue

Added by Tod Esquivel on October 9, 2009 at 11:16am — No Comments

Mr. Mann Goes to Washington....

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OCTOBER 6, 2009

Contact: Meg Wilcox, We Can Lead, 617-319-6457 cell

Tina Noel, Indiana Businesses for a Clean Energy Economy, 317-709-3103



INDIANA BUSINESSES AMONG 150 COMPANIES COMING TO WASHINGTON THIS WEEK IN SUPPORT OF COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY AND CLIMATE LEGISLATION



Indiana Solar Companies, Hewlett Packard, Dow Chemical and Real Estate Company Jones Lang La Salle to Meet Top Obama Officials and Members of Congress Oct. 6 and… Continue

Added by Mann Plumbing Inc. Solar Energy on October 7, 2009 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Bathing in Sunshine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bathing in Sunshine: West Washington School Students Enjoy Solar Hot Water

Campbellsburg, IN – Faculty may not mind if the students of West Washington High School take a few more moments when washing their hands from now on as they will be washing with water heated from the sun. Students and faculty at West Washington High School will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate their two new solar hot water systems installed at the beginning of the school year.… Continue

Added by Mann Plumbing Inc. Solar Energy on October 7, 2009 at 12:24pm — No Comments

A greener tailgate: Updated

Penny whistles and Moon pies seem like safe fun until you read the ingredients. Partially hydrogenated Vegetable oil and Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate made me reconsider serving these and repurposing into a craft project as part of my greening a tail gate party. Change your thinking … one celebration at a time… lead the thought revolution. Make a greener Indiana by taking these simple steps for your next tailgate;



1. Choose a thermos to serve your beverages rather than disposable… Continue

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on October 6, 2009 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Compost

Does anyone someone who might want my organic waste for compost?

Added by Swathi Williams on October 5, 2009 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Recycle nursery pots today at the IMA

Recycle clean plastic nursery pots 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the Indianapolis Museum of Art greenhouse.

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on October 3, 2009 at 4:50am — No Comments

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