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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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No 6 Styrofoam

Hi Renee,

Do you know where I can recycle clean white Styrofoam? There used to be a company called Createc on Guion Road that would take it but they closed down years ago. I don’t have a whole lot of it, maybe 10 cubic feet but if I cant recycle [...]

Covanta: COMMENTS OPEN

Dear Friends of Recycling,

At last! We are being invited to comment on the Covanta Advanced Recycling Center. Covanta has submitted their solid waste permit application to IDEM and the comment period is now open. Comments are due to IDEM by September 10.

Comments can be sent to:

Jamie Miller, [...]

Trashcans in the trash?

Renee,

Now that we as a greener Indy have shiny new garbage cans coming — street by street, one per (plus-or-minus) 100,000 households — please, what can we hope is our collective plan to recycle/reuse the (plus-or-minus) 300,000 unrecyclable and unacceptable old trash cans we have sitting in our garages? [...]

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