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Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp's Blog – February 2009 Archive (5)

Indiana Living Green conducts readership survey

Without trying to be too brazen, I want to let A Greener Indiana know that Indiana Living Green is conducting a readership survey at our Web site: http://www.IndianaLivingGreen.com.

It only takes a few minutes to fill out the survey (15 questions) and if you are one of our readers of the printed magazine or the Web site, we would really appreciate your input. From these surveys, we will be making decisions on topics and stories to… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on February 20, 2009 at 9:19am — No Comments

Indiana solar manufacturer gets to question Obama in Elkhart

Bill Keith, owner of SunRise Solar Inc., in St. John, Ind., was one of the people at the Elkhart town hall meeting who got to question President Obama. Bill's company makes solar powered attic fans. He talked about the importance of keeping green jobs in Indiana and made a plea for incentives that would continue to keep jobs local, research dollars and standards for renewable energy.

Here's a link to the conversation, video and more at Indiana… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on February 11, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Ecological landscapers to meet in Chicago

The Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association, in cooperation with the United States Green Building Council, will hold its annual conference at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Ill., 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 26, 2009.

A special feature will be two round table discussions on elements of the conference theme — Nature at Work: Creating Professional Standards for a Sustainable Green Industry — both on issues of sustainable landscaping such as irrigation, soil, construction… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on February 6, 2009 at 9:24am — No Comments

3rd annual Indiana Building Green Symposium set for March 12

I want to make sure all the green builders and those interested in building green know about the 2009 Indiana Building Green Symposium, which is set for March 12 and 13, 2009 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis.

More than 400 designers, owners, operators and developers are expected to attend. At least 40 exhibitors will make up the trade show.

I've been to this event and one of the cool things is just talking to people who are like… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on February 6, 2009 at 9:18am — No Comments

Overflow crowd for Urban Farm meeting in Indy

About 150 people attended the Urban Farm meeting at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful's office, where after the chairs were filled, people stood, sat on the floor or hovered in the hallways by the meeting room doors.

Matthew Jose, who farmed five city lots last summer, said it was folly to think that individual gardeners could make a dent in providing fresh produce to urban dwellers. The answer, Jose said, was to farm the city's vacant lots, turning weed-infested or trash-filled properties… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on February 4, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Feed from Indiana Living Green Magazine

Stewards of the earth

Renee, what are some ways I can help get my church involved in environmental activism?


Eric, in light of recent coffee cup nonsense, it’s a great time to share how people of faith — any faith — are focusing their energy on caring for the Earth. So, then, it [...]

The whole poop

Hi Renee,

I was wondering if you know of an environmentally friendly way to dispose dog waste? I cringe every time I pull out a plastic (albeit recycled) bag to clean the yard.


Hi Sarah,

You’re barking up the right tree with this [...]



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 [...]

Reface Don't Replace

Refacing is greener than replacing - ecocountertopsusa.com

Reface! Don't Replace!

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