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Got Transit?

Local elections are over but front and center in Indiana politics is the issue of Transit. What's your view of mass transit? Do we need it? How should it be funded? What form should it take? Want to know more about the issue and how it's playing out in our State?

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Added by Jeff Echols on January 14, 2012 at 5:34pm — No Comments

The Trouble with Turkey

I did not eat turkey on thanksgiving, did you? We are not planning to on Christmas either, unless it is a  free  range(organic)one from a reputable free range farm. With the recent news on another huge expansion of Huntingburg-based Farbest Food Inc. turkey processor, southwestern Indiana, it reminded me of POW.... Protect Our Woods alert several years ago about the  issue then of local  turkey CAFO expansion and the negatory effects on air, water, soil quality. Read it here on newest…


Added by Ellen on December 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — 27 Comments

24 Hours of Green

Tuesday, December 13 - 6pm - Legend - 5614 E Washington, 46219

She's credited with airing the first TV series about natural living. She's worked for Discovery, ESPN and Fox. She's won an Emmy, hosted TV shows and written the book on green, healthy living. She's Sara Snow and she's going to help us celebrate 2 years of the Green Hour!

It's the 24th Hour ... we'll have a great guest speaker, door prizes, interesting characters and plenty of good…


Added by Jeff Echols on December 1, 2011 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Green for Indiana

Local elections have past but it's still election time. Two organizations who work tirelessly with our elected officials in Indiana to push environmental initiatives are the Hoosier Environmental Council and the Indiana Recycling Coalition. Join us for the November Green Hour and hear Jesse Kharbanda of HEC and Carey Hamilton of IRC talk about their work to make Indiana more Green.

Join us. Bring a friend and find out why the Green Hour is the most popular regular sustainability…


Added by Jeff Echols on November 15, 2011 at 9:04am — No Comments

Suppose it really happens...

...and somebody's… Continue

Added by waldopaper on November 7, 2011 at 1:42am — No Comments

Food Day in Indianapolis October 24, 2011

On October 24, 2011 we went to the Indy Food Day event and had a great time.  There was a lot of good locally grown food to enjoy and lots of nice people to talk to.  There were 5 great speakers and plenty of time for discussions.  It made for an enjoyable evening.

We brought White Bean Pot Roast (vegan) from www.U-Relish.com.…


Added by Eric Stallsmith on October 25, 2011 at 10:50am — No Comments

#Occupy Fort Wayne

I have my own take on this.  How about you?  Were any of you there?  It is difficult to imagine a more fertile garden for the Green ideal.  History has given us this place to see the Common Green. 

No, it's not about recycling or energy conservation... yet.  Right now, it's about people over…


Added by waldopaper on October 16, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Statement From Zuccotti Park

“As we gather together in solidarity to express a feeling of mass injustice we must not lose sight of what brought us together. We write so that all people who feel wronged by the corporate forces of the world can know that we are your allies. As one people, united, we acknowledge the reality that the…


Added by waldopaper on October 7, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Permaculturehub - connecting the permaculture community, come join us...

Hey Green Hoosiers

I've been having a fun time reading about all the clever projects you folks are working on. Thanks for the inspiration.

If you're someone who is specifically into permaculture, I'd like to invite you to also join the new Permaculturehub community (www.permaculturehub.com).…


Added by Jesse VW on September 29, 2011 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Stand Up and Be Heard!

Both Mayor Ballard and Melina Kennedy have been guests of the Green Hour. You've heard them both talk about their sustainable ideas for Indianapolis. The September Green Hour is your chance to tell them about your sustainable ideas for Indianapolis. We'll record your 1 minute sustainability monologue and deliver the final video to both Mayoral candidates. Come to the Green Hour and bring a…


Added by Jeff Echols on September 23, 2011 at 11:20am — 2 Comments

National Solar Tour coming to Columbus, IN

Nusun Solar, a manufacturing company that builds and assembles next generation crystalline silicon photovoltaic panels, is set to be the kick off location for the Columbus/South of Indianapolis Solar Tour, coordinated nationally by the non-profit American Solar Energy Society (ASES).

The ASES… Continue

Added by NUSUN SOLAR Manufacturing on September 19, 2011 at 10:50pm — No Comments

Shut Down Tar Sands

 On the second day of arrests in front of White house.....45 arrested rallying against the Keystone XL pipeline. Plans call for the pipeline to stretch from the tar fields in Canada all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. Thomas Frank and his presentati on on East Chicago and BP’s Canadian Crude project.....tar sands processing unit at the…

Added by Ellen on August 22, 2011 at 1:42pm — 7 Comments

What are those yellow daisy-like flowers blooming along I-70?

The Hoosier Gardener blogs about black-eyed Susans, a native perennial, planted along I-70 at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful. Learn how these plants gained fame in Europe before returning to the United States… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on August 20, 2011 at 1:31pm — No Comments

Join Nusun Solar at the WIndiana Indiana Renewable Energy Conference

Lt. Governor Becky Skillman has announced WIndiana, Indiana’s only statewide wind energy conference, will expand this year to include wind, solar, bioenergy and alternative fuel vehicles.  Along with sessions on utility-scale renewable energy projects, the Indiana Renewable Energy Conference (IREC) will include how-to workshops for homeowners and small business owners on…


Added by NUSUN SOLAR Manufacturing on July 18, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Kitchen Garden Musings


This is just between you and me, but I love to "drive" thru my kitchen garden and plucking the celery for a quick snack under the shade of the leaves of the oak tree.  It thrills me when the brown beans have sprouted and the gherkins are growing vertically up to the sky. 


If people were only so easy to read as a ripe tomato or a firm pear on the tree, I would know when to pick this vendor or that advertiser.  My truth while building this farm means creating…


Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on July 15, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Office of Consumer Counselor reverses stance on Duke Energy’s Edwardsport plant

OUCC-valleywatch.net  Please note that even more explosive evidence relating to fraud, concealment and gross mismanagement will be filed before the end of 7/14/11

July 8. 2011-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. …


Added by John Blair on July 14, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Stories don't have to be true.

Pagans tell dominionists: …


Added by waldopaper on July 5, 2011 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Bio Mass / burning a grass really a concern?

Is burning a manistcas grass a REAL concern? Lot of talk about this is really big in Jasper.

Personally ,I think we should be concerned more about what we put in our water,rivers and streams. I think the 40-50 years of the furniture/woodworking business (Nations Wood Capital) took a toll on our area and now we/they are are turning the heads.

I am a marathon runner, be nice to breathe clean air, but just seems to me this won`t be  " that bad", I am not "bad mouthing" this issue…


Added by John Marks on July 1, 2011 at 9:17am — 4 Comments

June Green Hour

June Green Hour - Tuesday, June 21st, 6pm at The Legend Classic Irvington Cafe - 5614 E Washington Street, Indianapolis, 46219

This year at the Green Hour we've featured Mayor Greg Ballard, People for Urban Progress, Melina Kennedy, Disposal Alternatives Organization and more. 

At the June Green Hour we'll hear award-winning science journalist Dan Ferber talk about the effect of climate change on our health and the economy. Mr. Ferber co-authored the new book Changing Planet,…


Added by Jeff Echols on June 7, 2011 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Neighbor Power!

A large part of sustainability or 'green' is about localism. Think about it, in Indiana you conserve fuel by shopping local and making fewer trips. Green building starts with how a building is placed on its site and the use of locally available materials. Alternative energy, at a consumer level, can involve photo-voltaic panels or wind turbines on your property. Water conservation can be about rain barrels or rain gardens; place-specific efforts.

Now expand your thinking beyond the…


Added by Jeff Echols on May 4, 2011 at 8:11am — No Comments

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