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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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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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