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Jeff Echols's Blog – May 2011 Archive (2)

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.

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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).



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

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Green power!

Hi Renee,

What do you think of IPL’s Green Power Option and non-local programs like PearEnergy as tools to reduce the use of fossil fuels?

Thank you,

Tom

Hi Tom,

Before I dive into a long-winded answer to your question, in short, I like the Green Power Option and other [...]

Make like a tree …

Renee

While walking in the neighborhood after weeding yesterday, an Ask Renee question came to mind: Upon moving to Indy from the east coast, I was surprised to see leaves on the curb in plastic bags.  Neighbors assured me that as long as the leaves are put on the curb [...]

Public Greens to open in November

A whole new kind of restaurant is about to hit the Monon in Broad Ripple in what has been, until a few months ago, a squatter-occupied empty building owned by the Indy Parks Department. Patachou Inc. founder Martha Hoover, whose company also operates Napolese, Petite Chou, and of [...]

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