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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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Recycling re-update

Dear Renee,

Any updates on the Covanta recycling deal with the city of Indianapolis?

Denise

Dear Denise,

The short update is that there was a lawsuit filed against the City of Indianapolis last fall and we lost. Now there is an appeal and there are still opportunities to show that [...]

Power down

Good Morning, Renee!

I have a question about spent batteries. For years I took them to the Public Library, but they discontinued collecting them there. Are places there I can drop off spent batteries without having to drive to a tox drop location or wait for a tox away day?

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No more plastic hangers!

Hi Renee,

I was wondering about recycling plastic hangers. I searched the Indiana Living Green website, and if I am not mistaken there is information about wire hangers. How about all plastic ones, and the plastic ones with metal hook tops? I work at a resale shop, and we end up with bags [...]

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