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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

What percentage is recycled?

Hey Renee,

A friend — one of those who thinks recycling is bogus — said that he was talking to a friend of his who actually works at a MRF (he didn’t say which one). That friend said that only five percent — yes, five percent — of what arrives [...]

No 6 Styrofoam

Hi Renee,

Do you know where I can recycle clean white Styrofoam? There used to be a company called Createc on Guion Road that would take it but they closed down years ago. I don’t have a whole lot of it, maybe 10 cubic feet but if I cant recycle [...]

Covanta: COMMENTS OPEN

Dear Friends of Recycling,

At last! We are being invited to comment on the Covanta Advanced Recycling Center. Covanta has submitted their solid waste permit application to IDEM and the comment period is now open. Comments are due to IDEM by September 10.

Comments can be sent to:

Jamie Miller, [...]

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