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Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index Shows a 19 Percent Increase in Clean Jobs in 2013

Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, a tool to compare states’ use and development of clean and sustainable energy, found more than 3.5 million job postings in the clean energy sector last year. This is a 19 percent increase…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on March 7, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ecotech Institute Students Graduate “Job Ready” With Industry Certifications

Students attending Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused on renewable energy and sustainability training, can now receive industry certification from three distinct national standards development and credential organizations. This provides Ecotech Institute graduates the best foundation possible to immediately make an impact in their field. 

Ecotech Institute students have the opportunity to graduate with certifications from…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on March 5, 2014 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Ecotech Institute to Host Webinar, “Launching a Career in Engineering Technology”

On Tuesday, March 4, Ecotech Institute will hold a free 30-minute afternoon webinar, “Launching a Career in Engineering Technology,” that takes a look at how to have a successful career in engineering technology. The session is part of an…

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Added by Chelsea O'Neill on March 3, 2014 at 2:01pm — No Comments

The Maumee Matters; Earth WEEK 2014

THE Canoe Event of 2014 ~ Land Crew meet up or dare to Canoe the ENTIRE Maumee River with us.

Added by Abigail King (Frost-King) on November 24, 2013 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Trade Ya! The August Green Hour

Trade Ya! The August Green Hour - Tuesday August 20 6pm at Black Acre Brewing - 5632 E Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219



They are passionate about improving our City, giving back to the community and working as a team. 



They believe in education that's accessible to everyone. 



At Trade School Indianapolis, money never changes hands,…

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Added by Jeff Echols on August 14, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Disneyland Misadventure at Fair Oaks Farm another embarrassment for Indiana

The Milk of Human Unkindness: Betraying Children With Every Glass

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Added by Ellen on August 7, 2013 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

The Laundress, Cook and Nurse

 

In honor of the 150 Anniversary of the Civil war we gather our permaculture posies, bind are breasts for uniform, prepare the wash tub, and gather the gear of gauze, cotton and whiskey to help at the field hospital.

With quill and parchment in hand, Women often joined the civil war as a way to earn money.  The first paid positions for women were the cook and the nurse but others found a  pension as soliders or spies more rewarding financially.  The hoop skirt was the perfect…

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Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on July 1, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Economy of Summer

 

Linens on the line and the heavy of winter removed from our laundry cycle. Ahh summer has arrived and we welcome the next season into our lives.  Tupperware Tumblers rather then solo cups are some of the green chances that we can foster everyday.  Planting exotic mints in the permaculture patch and cooking slowly in an energy efficient crockpot.

 

What changes are you making?

 

Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on June 21, 2013 at 8:48am — No Comments

Hoosier Lawmakers and Indiana Coal

Nine of the 11 members of Indiana’s congressional delegation have sent a letter to President Obama asking him to kill a proposed regulation on coal-fired power plants.......“And "we the people” continue to pay every day the hidden costs in poor health, weather extreme disasters, food shortages, displaced populations, species loss. and so much more due to the activities of big coal, oil, gas, that just increases the bottom line of the greediest among humanity. They in turn use that blood…

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Added by Ellen on June 16, 2013 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Heat, Drought and Water Conservation - The May Green Hour

Heat, Drought and Water Conservation - The May Green Hour

The May Green Hour - Tuesday, May 21st - 6pm at Black Acre Brewing Co. - 5632 E Washington, Indianapolis 46219 



Remember last summer when severe heat and drought led the City of Indianapolis and many neighboring cities and towns to impose water restrictions? These actions amounted to a culture shock for many of our friends and neighbors. Unfortunately though, in some parts of the…

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Added by Jeff Echols on May 20, 2013 at 7:34am — 1 Comment

INDOT, USACE fooling with feel good measures

Fooling with 'feel good measures,' mitigations reported recently regarding ecological destruction along I69 extension, and everywhere else.

Added by Ellen on May 14, 2013 at 10:32am — No Comments

Earth Day...isn't it every day?

If people are 'genuinely enthused about conservation and taking care of the planet,' stay home, plant a garden, plant a tree, ride a bike, take a walk, on 'Earth' day, rather than attending a long distance,  Earth day 'event', especially one sponsored by some of the largest polluters on Earth.

Added by Ellen on April 24, 2013 at 10:34am — No Comments

JN0-102 Exam - Things You Should Know About!

Discussing the Juniper JN0-102 Exam

The Juniper Associate JNCIA Junos is a very important certification program offered by the Juniper for the IT professionals. The JN0-102 is basically the exam code for this popular certification which is especially designed for the professionals with some the very beginner level of intermediate knowledge, experience and skills regarding the networking related applications and matters. This Juniper certification actually validates and verifies the…

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Added by Austin Richerd on April 24, 2013 at 3:30am — No Comments

Spring?

 

With this blast of bitter air we are reminded that Spring is officially here and we have been germinating for weeks in our kitchen window gardens, sheds and cold frames.  In honor of Heather Tallmans bold decision to have a second act to this play called life, I salute those busy women who still find time to put coconut honey rice pudding in their crockpots and sing, write, and paint their well being into a meaningful life purpose.

 

Keepers of the hearth plan a garden…

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Added by Mrs. Cara Dafforn on March 25, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Save the Monarchs

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The number of Monarch butterflies making it to their winter refuge in Mexico dropped 59 percent this year, falling to the lowest level since comparable record-keeping began 20 years ago, scientists reported Wednesday.

"All three countries, United States, Canada, Mexico, need to face up to the fact that it is our collective activities that are killing the migratory phenomenon of the Monarch butterfly"

Grow MILKWEEDs, several different kinds(to lay eggs, is…

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Added by Ellen on March 14, 2013 at 7:46pm — 2 Comments

Spring Permaculture Design Course: What you can expect when… Taking Your PDC in Stelle

What you can expect when… Taking Your PDC in 

  These are the PDC Courses Hosted in Stelle - See our Schedule of all Trainings for Additional…

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Added by Ernest Rando on March 8, 2013 at 5:07pm — No Comments

Learn to Make A Thermal Mass Rocket Stove Sunday, April 14th – at Midwest Permaculture, Stelle, IL

Learn to Make A Thermal Mass Rocket Stove

All Day Workshop   –   Sunday, April 14th   –   at Midwest Permaculture, Stelle, IL

Price – $95 – Includes Workshop and Lunch.                                            …

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Added by Ernest Rando on March 8, 2013 at 5:02pm — No Comments

March and April Community Open Houses in Stelle, Illinois

March 16th Open House

That Spring Chicken Thing
March Open House Features "Ethics: The Basics of Raising Chickens Workshop"
 
It’s almost springtime, when chicks will arrive here and in many first-time chicken owner families throughout the country.  Join us…
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Added by Ernest Rando on March 8, 2013 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Leave No Trace Trainer Course

We are having a Leave No Trace Trainer Course on April 5-7 come and learn how to camp and travel low impact style. Trainer Course open to youth and adults 14 and older.

 

Boy Scouts can become Leave No Trace Troop Trainer for their unit after completing the course. Here is kink for the course.

http://lnt.org/events/trainer-course-1

 

Trainer Course is open to all user group. Come and enjoy in the fun.…

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Added by Kevin Ayers on March 3, 2013 at 10:12pm — No Comments

2013 Internship in Permaculture & Community - Stelle, Illinois

A Cooperative Program Between Midwest Permaculture and Center for Sustainable Community

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Just Posted – Apply Now – Accepting Qualified…

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Added by Ernest Rando on February 23, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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Sign, sign, everywhere a sign

Hey! Does the recycle symbol on a package mean that it is made from recycled materials or that I can recycle it?

Carin

Hey Carin!

The answer is yes. The recycle symbol means both of those things.

Marketers are using the symbol more and more now, which can be misleading. [...]

Who moved my bin?

Renee,

I’ve used the recycling bins located in the parking lot of Sam’s Club on 86th Street for several years. I went to drop off recycling this morning, and all the bins were gone. Can you tell me if they’ve been relocated, and if so, where?

Thanks,

Patricia

Patricia,

I [...]

Recycle, don’t recharge

Where do you recycle just plain old, regular alkaline batteries?

Jeff

Hi Jeff, happy to answer your question, free of charge!

Interstate Batteries has eight locations in Indiana that will accept all types of batteries for recycling. Their web site claims that they actually recycle more batteries than they sell!

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