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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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Is there anywhere to recycle the glass parts of a sliding glass door?  We recently replaced ours with French doors and don’t want to just throw them away.  I contacted RecycleForce, but they said they can’t accept them nor do they know of anyone that can, so I’m hoping you [...]

Tennis, anyone?

Renee,

Any ideas about what I could do with old tennis balls?

Your loyal reader,

Don Smith

Don,

Advantage, Renee! I do have some ideas for recycling tennis balls.

If you have more than 200 tennis balls, check out the reBounces recycling program. They will provide [...]

Brushing up

Renee,

I realize that not all toothbrushes are created equal, but are toothbrushes recyclable?

Sarah

Sarah,

Toothbrushes are made of at least three materials – nylon bristles, metal staples that hold the bristles in place, and plastic handles – which makes them challenging to recycle. They are not accepted by [...]

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