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Your Sustainable Yard

Tuesday, February 28, 6pm at Legend Classic Irvington Cafe - 5614 E Washington 46219



This month Spotts Garden Service helps us continue our effort to provide a forum for 'Green' in Indianapolis by bringing the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability's Urban Conservation Team.



Since it's inception, the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability has operated with limited staff and…

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Added by Jeff Echols on February 25, 2012 at 11:46am — 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…

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

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Repurposing trophies

Hi Renee,

I’ve recently uncovered some old ribbons and trophies from my childhood. I’m trying to find creative ways of repurposing them without tossing them in the trash. 

Any ideas?

Thanks,

Melanie

Hi Melanie,

Sounds like you’re an overachiever, so here are some DIY ideas for upcycling or recycling your [...]

Staying in hot water

Renee,

If I flip the breaker on my water heater off in the morning and then turn it on when I return home from work, do I save on electricity or does it use the same amount (or more) to heat the tank back up?

Barbara

Barbara

This question nearly [...]

The rap on bubbles

Thanks again, Renee, for your good work — in spite of your move to greener (no pun intended) pastures or bluer waters!

Here is one of my BIGGEST recycling problems (and I am a FREAK about recycling up here in Madison County):

How can we easily recycle those NASTY bubble [...]

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