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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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Renee,

Is newsprint safe to compost or does the ink contain hazardous ingredients?

John

Dear John,

I wish it didn’t have to be this way, but it would really be best s if you would only compost newsprint with black ink and not colored ink. Don’t get me wrong, I [...]

Renee’s mission statement

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The essay below is part of an ongoing literary project sponsored by Sustainable Indiana 2016. In short, the group has collected “so many stories of Hoosiers taking a more sustainable path that we can literally write the book on how green living in Indiana is taking off.” See [...]

Sunscreen

Renee,

I really need to clean out my bathroom cabinets, but what should I do with old bottles of sunscreen, lotions, nail polish and various aerosol hair products?

Thanks!

Dee

Hi Dee,

The first day of summer was June 21 — sorry I’m a little late to help with your [...]

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