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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

I’m dreaming of a green Christmas

No matter how snowy it is where you live, you can have a green Christmas — even though the season is rife with over-consumption. Each year in the U.S., approximately $75 billion is spent on Christmas gifts, 1.9 billion cards are sent and 20.8 million trees are cut. This year, [...]

Lose the plastic tablecloth

Renee,

Are plastic table coverings recyclable?  We were in charge of recycling at a recent parish festival and were able to recycle all the usual items: cardboard, glass, cups, cans, and bottles.  But when we were asked about the table coverings, we weren’t sure how to answer and thought you [...]

Recycling and bicycling: helmets

Renee,

I recently bought a new bicycle helmet to replace my “expired” helmet.  My old helmet cannot be reused by anyone, but can old bicycle helmets be recycled somewhere? 

Rita

Rita,

I dedicate this Ask Renee to the Indiana cyclists who have recently lost their lives while riding and their [...]

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