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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…


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…


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

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We recently completed a home remodel which included new baseboards and door trim.  I have a lot of little pieces (translation: unusable for reuse) of stained & urethane-treated wood trim that I would like to recycle.  Anyplace in the Indianapolis area or Bloomington IN area that takes this type of [...]

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