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Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp's Blog – May 2009 Archive (2)

Group IDs invasive plant species

The Invasive Plant Species Assessment Working Group of Indiana has released its downloadable pamphlet, Landscaping with Non-Invasive Plant Species: Making the Right Choice.



The 22-member group, formed in 2001, spent six years analyzing first-hand scientific reports on dozens of plant species, examining how invasive or potentially invasive they are in Indiana. They looked at how these widely available plants escape our landscapes to take root in… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on May 24, 2009 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Hungry? Learn about edible landscapes

At least 43 percent of U.S. households, including nearly 3 million Hoosiers, plan to grow their own fruits, vegetables, herbs and berries this year. That’s up 19 percent from 2008, when 36 million grew their own, according to one study.



If you’d like to learn more about making at least part of your landscape edible, read “Grow Your Own: Feed Yourself (and) Others” in the May/June 2009 issue of Indiana Living Green: A Hoosier’s Guide… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on May 3, 2009 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Feed from Indiana Living Green Magazine

Feel the burn II

Renee,

What are the environmental impacts of heating my home with wood 

Ryan

Ryan,

A standard wood-burning fireplace is only 5-10% efficient. It typically only provides heat directly in front of the fireplace and much of the heat is lost through the flue and rear wall. Because it’s inefficient, it [...]

Feel the burn

Renee,

The kids always want to throw their trash in the fireplace. What can I burn in there and what should I avoid?

Amber

Amber,

What can you burn or what should you burn? I imagine you can burn a lot of different things. However, you really shouldn’t burn something [...]

Greener in 2015

Renee, what’s your best advice on how to be greener in the New Year?

Mary

Mary,

My best advice is to simply be more mindful. When you are continually conscious of your actions and your waste, you will find more and more small ways to green your life.

Stop making [...]

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