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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

Feed from Indiana Living Green Magazine

Too good to be true?

Renee,

I have had CREDO cell service for several years, and have utmost confidence in their integrity.

Still, what they’re offering is so TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE that I feel I should verify the info locally before taking this action: they’ve sent me and email with “an opportunity to [...]

Cap this

Hi, Renee!

In December you mentioned only recycling bottle caps attached to their bottles.  I wanted to bring to your attention the “Bottle Caps for Benches” initiative.  IUPUI partnered with the 2015 NCAA Men’s Final Four Sustainability Committee to collect plastic bottle caps of any kind that would be made [...]

Drop the box

Hello Renee,

We have a small business in Noblesville, Indiana and would like to recycle our cardboard. Is there a place where you can take your cardboard for recycling instead of having it picked up?

Thank you.

Shelly

Hello Shelly!

Your county, city or town web site is always a [...]

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