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Trade Ya! The August Green Hour

Trade Ya! The August Green Hour - Tuesday August 20 6pm at Black Acre Brewing - 5632 E Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219



They are passionate about improving our City, giving back to the community and working as a team. 



They believe in education that's accessible to everyone. 



At Trade School Indianapolis, money never changes hands,…

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Added by Jeff Echols on August 14, 2013 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Heat, Drought and Water Conservation - The May Green Hour

Heat, Drought and Water Conservation - The May Green Hour

The May Green Hour - Tuesday, May 21st - 6pm at Black Acre Brewing Co. - 5632 E Washington, Indianapolis 46219 



Remember last summer when severe heat and drought led the City of Indianapolis and many neighboring cities and towns to impose water restrictions? These actions amounted to a culture shock for many of our friends and neighbors. Unfortunately though, in some parts of the…

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Added by Jeff Echols on May 20, 2013 at 7:34am — 1 Comment

Local Feast - Food For Thought

Tuesday, November 20 at 6pm - Legend - 5614 E Washington Street, 46219

This month the Irvington Green Initiative will continue our effort to provide a forum for everything 'Green' by presenting Kristin Hess and Laura Henderson. Kristin is the award-winning…

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Added by Jeff Echols on November 8, 2012 at 4:40pm — No Comments

The Big Transit Event

Tuesday, October 23rd at 6pm - Location to be announced.

This month the Irvington Green Initiative will continue their effort to provide a forum for everything 'Green' by teaming with the Hoosier Environmental Council and Indiana Citizens' Alliance for Transit to talk about Transit.



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Added by Jeff Echols on September 30, 2012 at 6:33pm — 3 Comments

Turn the White River Green Hour

Tuesday, September 18 - 6pm at ONE 10 STUDIO - 211 S Ritter Avenue, Indianapolis 46219

We're excited to be teaming with the Hoosier Environmental Council for our September Green Hour.

Many of you will remember our fantastic program last November when we had the pleasure to host both Carey Hamilton, Executive Director of the Indiana Recycling Coalition and Jesse Kharbanda, Executive Director of the Hoosier…

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Added by Jeff Echols on September 14, 2012 at 8:01am — No Comments

Better Bones & Gardens!

The programming for the next Green Hour is a screening of the short film Better Bones and Gardens!

Tuesday August 21st - 7pm at Mundell & Associates - 110 S Downey Avenue, 46219

This month we'll continue our effort to provide a forum for everything 'Green' by screening the short film "Better Bones & Gardens."



Thanks to the planning…

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Added by Jeff Echols on August 8, 2012 at 6:58am — No Comments

Keeping Indianapolis Green and Beautiful

July Green Hour - Tuesday, July 24 - 6pm at Legend - 5614 E Washington Street, 46219

This month we'll continue our effort to provide a forum for everything 'Green' in Indianapolis by bringing Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to you.

KIB has been a great partner for the Irvington Green Initiative and many, many other organizations and projects throughout Indianapolis. Join us for the July Green Hour to learn more about one of the most sustainability-focused groups in our…

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Added by Jeff Echols on July 22, 2012 at 3:58pm — No Comments

50 Years of Silent Spring

50 Years of Silent Spring Green Hour - Tuesday, June 19, 6pm - Legend - 5614 E Washington, 46219

Are you interested in environmentalism? Do you know why?

In 1962 Rachel Carson's book 'Silent Spring' was published effectively launching the environmental movement. 

At this month's Green Hour we'll celebrate 50 years of Silent Spring by hearing…

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Added by Jeff Echols on June 13, 2012 at 5:46am — No Comments

Renew Your Energy

Renew Your Energy - May Green Hour

Tuesday, May 15 - 6pm at Legend - 5614 E Washington Street, 46219 



This month we'll continue our effort to provide a forum for 'Green' in Indianapolis by bringing you Lane Ralph, longtime Aide to Senator Richard Lugar and…

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Added by Jeff Echols on May 7, 2012 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Teaching Green

Teaching Green - The April Green Hour

Tuesday, April 17 - 6pm at Legend - 5614 E Washington Street, 46219

This month we'll continue our effort to provide a forum for 'Green' in Indianapolis by bringing you Colleen McCormick, the Director of IUPUI's Office of Sustainability.



You already know that IUPUI is one of the most popular and important institutions of higher…

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Added by Jeff Echols on April 7, 2012 at 10:59am — No Comments

A Place To Call Home

A Place to Call Home

Tuesday, March 20 - 6pm at Legend Classic Irvington Cafe - 5614 E Washington Street 46219



This month at the Green Hour we'll feature an organization that has spent the last 4 years screening movies, hosting concerts and art and even opening a cafe. They've defined success for sustainability based…

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Added by Jeff Echols on March 5, 2012 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Exploring New Technologies

I'm starting a little grass roots campaign to get as many of our great network of Indianapolis sustainability folks to consider joining Google+. I know you have 112 things you'd rather be doing than joining another social network but hear me out.



Starting in April, I'll be adding a spin off to our Green Hour model. On…

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Added by Jeff Echols on March 5, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Your Sustainable Yard

Tuesday, February 28, 6pm at Legend Classic Irvington Cafe - 5614 E Washington 46219



This month Spotts Garden Service helps us continue our effort to provide a forum for 'Green' in Indianapolis by bringing the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability's Urban Conservation Team.



Since it's inception, the Indianapolis Office of Sustainability has operated with limited staff and…

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Added by Jeff Echols on February 25, 2012 at 11:46am — No Comments

Got Transit?



Local elections are over but front and center in Indiana politics is the issue of Transit. What's your view of mass transit? Do we need it? How should it be funded? What form should it take? Want to know more about the issue and how it's playing out in our State?



Don't m…
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Added by Jeff Echols on January 14, 2012 at 5:34pm — No Comments

24 Hours of Green

Tuesday, December 13 - 6pm - Legend - 5614 E Washington, 46219

She's credited with airing the first TV series about natural living. She's worked for Discovery, ESPN and Fox. She's won an Emmy, hosted TV shows and written the book on green, healthy living. She's Sara Snow and she's going to help us celebrate 2 years of the Green Hour!



It's the 24th Hour ... we'll have a great guest speaker, door prizes, interesting characters and plenty of good…

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Added by Jeff Echols on December 1, 2011 at 2:39pm — No Comments

Green for Indiana

Local elections have past but it's still election time. Two organizations who work tirelessly with our elected officials in Indiana to push environmental initiatives are the Hoosier Environmental Council and the Indiana Recycling Coalition. Join us for the November Green Hour and hear Jesse Kharbanda of HEC and Carey Hamilton of IRC talk about their work to make Indiana more Green.



Join us. Bring a friend and find out why the Green Hour is the most popular regular sustainability…

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Added by Jeff Echols on November 15, 2011 at 9:04am — No Comments

Stand Up and Be Heard!

Both Mayor Ballard and Melina Kennedy have been guests of the Green Hour. You've heard them both talk about their sustainable ideas for Indianapolis. The September Green Hour is your chance to tell them about your sustainable ideas for Indianapolis. We'll record your 1 minute sustainability monologue and deliver the final video to both Mayoral candidates. Come to the Green Hour and bring a…

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Added by Jeff Echols on September 23, 2011 at 11:20am — 2 Comments

June Green Hour

June Green Hour - Tuesday, June 21st, 6pm at The Legend Classic Irvington Cafe - 5614 E Washington Street, Indianapolis, 46219

This year at the Green Hour we've featured Mayor Greg Ballard, People for Urban Progress, Melina Kennedy, Disposal Alternatives Organization and more. 



At the June Green Hour we'll hear award-winning science journalist Dan Ferber talk about the effect of climate change on our health and the economy. Mr. Ferber co-authored the new book Changing Planet,…

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Added by Jeff Echols on June 7, 2011 at 10:49pm — No Comments

Neighbor Power!

A large part of sustainability or 'green' is about localism. Think about it, in Indiana you conserve fuel by shopping local and making fewer trips. Green building starts with how a building is placed on its site and the use of locally available materials. Alternative energy, at a consumer level, can involve photo-voltaic panels or wind turbines on your property. Water conservation can be about rain barrels or rain gardens; place-specific efforts.

Now expand your thinking beyond the…

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Added by Jeff Echols on May 4, 2011 at 8:11am — No Comments

MAY GREEN HOUR - TUESDAY, MAY 17TH, 6PM

If you haven't been to a Green Hour this year you've missed Disposal Alternatives Organization, Indianapolis Office of Sustainability, People for Urban Progress and Mayor Greg Ballard.

 

Last month 12 brave souls pitched their best, local sustainability ideas.  Check out the videos on our MyGreenMentor YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/MyGreenMentor).



If you miss our…

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Added by Jeff Echols on May 4, 2011 at 7:44am — 2 Comments

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