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Ecological landscapers to meet in Chicago

The Midwest Ecological Landscaping Association, in cooperation with the United States Green Building Council, will hold its annual conference at the Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Ill., 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 26, 2009.



A special feature will be two round table discussions on elements of the conference theme — Nature at Work: Creating Professional Standards for a Sustainable Green Industry — both on issues of sustainable landscaping such as irrigation, soil, construction… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on February 6, 2009 at 9:24am — No Comments

3rd annual Indiana Building Green Symposium set for March 12

I want to make sure all the green builders and those interested in building green know about the 2009 Indiana Building Green Symposium, which is set for March 12 and 13, 2009 at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis.



More than 400 designers, owners, operators and developers are expected to attend. At least 40 exhibitors will make up the trade show.



I've been to this event and one of the cool things is just talking to people who are like… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on February 6, 2009 at 9:18am — No Comments

Overflow crowd for Urban Farm meeting in Indy

About 150 people attended the Urban Farm meeting at Keep Indianapolis Beautiful's office, where after the chairs were filled, people stood, sat on the floor or hovered in the hallways by the meeting room doors.



Matthew Jose, who farmed five city lots last summer, said it was folly to think that individual gardeners could make a dent in providing fresh produce to urban dwellers. The answer, Jose said, was to farm the city's vacant lots, turning weed-infested or trash-filled properties… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on February 4, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Green weddings covered in Indiana Living Green's new issue

All aspects of the wedding can take on a green hue with a little planning and Indiana Living Green's new issue (http://www.IndianaLivingGreen.com) offers dozens of tips. In 'Say I Do to A Green Wedding,' ILG talks to the experts about everything associated with an environmentally friendly wedding, from transportation and invitations to the cake and flowers.

Also in the January/February 2009 issue, Jennifer Streisand's 'Wind Power Gathers Strength' gives a snapshot of Indiana's wind energy… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on January 10, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments

Indiana Living Green's new issue

Just in time for the holidays, the November-December 2008 issue of Indiana Living Green (http://www.IndianaLivingGreen.com) magazine highlights 12 green gifts, most of them made in Indiana.

Writer Barbara E. Cohen found locally made gifts of sauces, soaps, soups, pottery and yes, chocolate, bound to please anyone on the gift list for the upcoming holidays. Julie L. Rhodes takes Indiana Living Green readers on a stroll through three Hoosier communities to see which sustainable practices… Continue

Added by Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp on November 1, 2008 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Feed from Indiana Living Green Magazine

Plastic packaging — it’s not child’s play

Renee,

Kids’ toys are always packaged with at least 3 different kinds of plastics. Can I recycle these?

Amber

Amber,

Recycling is definitely not child’s play — it seems like the rules are always changing. The good news is that our local recycling facilities have really grown up and now [...]

Small appliance recycling

Renee,

Recently you sent us to see your husband Chris at Vogel Appliance to see if he could fix our toaster oven. Chris was quite helpful. Unfortunately, he determined that our “Frigidaire” is made by some other entity in China and parts are not available.  The old toaster oven will [...]

(Doggie) chew on this

Renee,

Any ideas for good dog chew toys that aren’t plastic (or my shoes)?

Amber

Hey Amber!

I hear there’s a new breed of dog just in time for the holiday. It’s a mix between a setter and a pointer and they call it a Poinsetter.

We’ll call today’s piece [...]

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