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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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Indiana Legislative ALERT, Part Two

Earlier this week I received the following question that was just TOO big to answer with one response.

Hi, Renee,

There’s a lot happening at the Statehouse during the 2015 General Assembly. What do we need to know as citizens who care about the environment?

Leslie

So here’s part two:

[...]

Indiana Legislative ALERT, Part One

Hi, Renee,

There’s a lot happening at the Statehouse during the 2015 General Assembly. What do we need to know as citizens who care about the environment?

Leslie

Hi Leslie,

To say there’s a lot happening at the Statehouse is an understatement. For those of us who care about the [...]

More on glass recycling

Another response to a previous question regarding recycling frame glass [http://www.indianalivinggreen.com/through-a-glass-badly/]:

I am guilty of putting large pieces of glass into the recycling bin — they must have a way to deal with broken glass because with all the combining of trash. There’s no way glass doesn’t get broken in [...]

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