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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

An open letter on Covanta

EDITOR’S NOTE: Renee takes a break from answering your questions — and offers the following:

Dear Editor, Mayor Ballard, Board of Public Works, and readers,

On Tuesday, I made brief remarks regarding the pending recycling proposal by Covanta for the City of Indianapolis. My remarks were brief because, after a [...]

Tanks a lot

Hi Renee, I just emptied a small 16.4 oz propane tank that you use with your camp stove. Can those be recycled? I’m finding very conflicting information online. Thanks!

Stacie

Howdy Camper!

You may be finding conflicting information because propane tanks are made from a very recyclable material (steel), but they can be [...]

Who wants a lid, man?

Renee,

Please update me about lids. I know that water bottles can be recycled
with lids on. What about other plastics that have a lid of a
different color? Is there anything I should know about jars that
have a metal lid? I [...]

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