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Author of "The End of the Oil Age" to speak in Evansville

Sustainable Communities Coalition's Energy and Climate-Oriented (ECO) Series kicks off Thursday, June 12, with a discussion of energy depletion issues led by Dale Allen Pfeiffer.



Pfeiffer is a geologist, novelist, and folk musician who has been writing about energy depletion for a decade. He is the author of The End of the Oil Age and Eating Fossil Fuels: Oil, Food and the Coming Crisis in Agriculture.



The ECO Series will include presentations,… Continue

Added by Wendy on May 30, 2008 at 12:28am — No Comments

important website www.350.org

We have all heard about global warming and carbon emissions. Terms like carbon footprint are now part of our vocabulary. But how much carbon can we handle in the atmosphere? Where is the line drawn and what can we do to stay below that line?



That is the sole point of the website www.350.org



I can't help but thinking of how we learned of CFC's damaging the ozone and then we did something about it before it was too late.....imagine if we drug… Continue

Added by Eric Stallsmith on May 16, 2008 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

recycling in logansport

unbelievable news...due to recent happenings with property tax reform on the state level, it has been mentioned that one of the city services that might need to be cut in logansport to compensate for budget cuts is curbside recycling. i put in a call to the mayor, who stated that although he was not in support of eliminating this service, if the budgets do not allow we must look at this as an option to cut. the community is finally starting to realize the importance of recycling, and my goal is… Continue

Added by Natasha Walters on March 9, 2008 at 6:53pm — 3 Comments

good info

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Added by Natasha Walters on March 8, 2008 at 8:38pm — No Comments

Check out our green kitchen project

Indiana Living Green Delicious Kitchen Article



Check out the cover story for the March/April issue of Indiana Living Green. There you will hear all about our successes and challenges of building our green, dream kitchen.



Note, Our three-year old son, Ansel, sports the cover of the issue!



The finished kitchen!



I'd highly recommend our builder if anyone wants to… Continue

Added by Julie L. Rhodes on March 6, 2008 at 5:30pm — No Comments

We really do live in the coolest neighborhood!

This past weekend, our neighborhood association held a weekend retreat. It was a huge commitment of time for the residents of Cottage Home , a neighborhood nestled between downtown and near eastside Indianapolis. But, we had a great turn-out, and the energy all weekend was amazing.



First, let me tell you that Cottage Home was a working class neighborhood built around the big-boss' house back in the last 1800's, early 1900's. The homes… Continue

Added by Julie L. Rhodes on March 3, 2008 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

I'm Greener than a Frog!

... According to my 8 year old son.

This shocked me when he said this to a stranger the other day. First of all I didn't think he really understood what it meant to be "green" and I didn't realize he knew there was anything different than the way our home operates day-to-day.



But it was a beautiful realization.

I forget about all of the things we do "differently" than much of America because of our focus on low consumption, low waste. Not to mention the hundreds of other… Continue

Added by Christopher Whited on February 28, 2008 at 7:07am — 1 Comment

Composting in Indiana

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, yard trimmings and food residuals together constitute 24 percent of the U.S. municipal solid waste stream. That's a lot of waste to send to landfills when it could become useful and environmentally beneficial compost instead!



The past couple of weeks I've been doing research for a client on the composting infrastructure in Indiana, and let me tell you folks, it is sad, sad, sad. Most communities, including Indianapolis, have some… Continue

Added by Julie L. Rhodes on February 27, 2008 at 12:30am — 12 Comments

I would like to build a green home in the spring.

I plan to use concrete walls, ceilings and floors, with radiant heat, supplied by solar energy cells. The walls will be 12" thick, and very safe and efficient. This technique is a little more expensive to build than using lumber, but the energy savings offset the initial outlay for construction in a few years. Plus, we use far less trees, and obtain a better product that will last for generations.

Added by John Hillenburg on February 26, 2008 at 5:10pm — 3 Comments

Now is the time....

Now is the time, to turn Indiana around. Are we all really up for the challenge? Seems those who are most dedicated to a greener Indiana, are also those who are busiest....who are already so involved, so committed, so dedicated, and so close to burning out. How do we continue to build on the momentum from the work of the US Green Building Council, or Sustainable Earth or the Hoosier Environmental Council? How does the average person feel connected to the green… Continue

Added by Julie L. Rhodes on February 25, 2008 at 10:22pm — No Comments

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