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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

The new phone book’s here! The new phone book’s here!

Renee,

I just wanted to let you know about a phone book recycling program that our elementary school is participating in. Of course, I want to promote our location, because we could use the prize money!

Our location for the program outlined below is IPS Center for Inquiry #2, 725 [...]

Charged up over recycling batteries

Renee,

I use the Lawrence Library and used to drop old batteries there for recycling. They no longer collect them. Where can they be recycled now?

Heydon

After being told for years not to discard batteries in the trash, I find it very difficult to do so with my [...]

Be kind, rewind

Are the VHS and Beta videos recyclable with other plastics? In other words, can I put them in my recyclables box for Ray’s?

Daiva

Daiva, darling, I hope you don’t mind that I use Terms of Endearment when I tell you that no, you should not put your VHS tapes [...]

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