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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

Net gain

Hello, Renee!

I have been forever collecting the plastic mesh bags that hold produce — mostly apples, limes, lemons, etc.  I keep thinking my kids could make the best fishing nets out of them if needed. This is probably just a bad side effect from watching too much Doomsday Preppers

[...]

Closet recycler

Hi Renee,

Where can we recycle wire hangers?

Thanks,

Trying to do better in 2015

Hi, Trying to do better,

No need to be a closet recycler. In 2015, it’s socially acceptable to recycle just about anything!

Metal recyclers, like RecycleForce, will gladly take hangers. If you have curbside pickup, [...]

Sustainable Indiana 2016 welcomes new communications director

Shannon Anderson is the new get-the-word-out person with one of our favorite environmental-activist groups. Here’s the press release:

Contact Information: John Gibson, State Coordinator Sustainable Indiana 2016 317-295-9630 For Immediate Release SUSTAINABLE INDIANA 2016 FIRES UP HOMESTRETCH WITH NEW COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR Indianapolis- Sustainable Indiana 2016, a bicentennial initiative [...]

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