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2014 Eby's Pines Sustainability efforts

2014 Eby’s Green Report

Eby’s Pines Campground and RV Resort, www.EbysPines.com  has been in operation for over 46 years.  We are nestled amongst the pines between Bonneyville Mills County Park, and the Little Elkhart River; located in the heart of Northern Indiana Amish Country.  We have over 300 sites including several electric- water and full hook up connections, cabin rentals, and primitive camp sites.  We have ample space for…

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Added by Eric Stallsmith on May 14, 2014 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Electric Hybrid Bikes

I happened to be in Austin Texas and had the opportunity to rent an electric hybrid bike for 15 days.  I used it for everything and put nearly 300 miles on the bike.  My conclusion was that it is an amazing thing with big implications for Indiana. 

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Added by Eric Stallsmith on February 12, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

I got to test drive an Electric Vehicle

I was lucky enough to be able to test drive an Electric Vehicle.  I was near Downtown Indianapolis at www.TheGoGreenPros.com.  They do Electric car conversions as well as veggie oil, hydrogen generators, as well as general car repairs.

The car had 200,000 electric miles on the same motor and it uses 20 golf cart batteries for power.  This one is a fiero but there are many cars that convert well.  This would be great for a commuter the range…

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Added by Eric Stallsmith on September 13, 2012 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Jasper Indiana Garden Party 8-18-2012

I went to a great garden party in Jasper to celebrate the www.sustainableindiana2016.org day of garden parties.  We were hosted by Living Roots Ecovillage.

What I learned that day far exceeded my expectations and really made me realize that farming in Indiana is changing as we speak.  I also saw first hand what happens when a group of smart and motivated…

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Added by Eric Stallsmith on August 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Bloomington Garden Party 8-18-2012

I went to a garden party and met new friends

(a better post exists on this by Ann Kreilkamp, the person that hosted the party.  check it out here)

In Bloomington, The Center for Sustainability participated in…

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Added by Eric Stallsmith on August 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Food Day in Indianapolis October 24, 2011

On October 24, 2011 we went to the Indy Food Day event and had a great time.  There was a lot of good locally grown food to enjoy and lots of nice people to talk to.  There were 5 great speakers and plenty of time for discussions.  It made for an enjoyable evening.

We brought White Bean Pot Roast (vegan) from www.U-Relish.com.…

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Added by Eric Stallsmith on October 25, 2011 at 10:50am — No Comments

Gulf Coast Oil Spill

I have been working from New Orleans for the past month and one of the things I have been very interested in was, "how do the locals feel about the effects of the gulf coast oil spill".

 

Once the well was capped that was the last we really heard of it in the national news.  Days after the spill was capped it was announced by the federal govt that the oil was gone.  They said that about 1/3 evaporated 1/3 was eaten and 1/3 had dispersed into the water.....but still I wondered…

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Added by Eric Stallsmith on January 25, 2011 at 5:16pm — 7 Comments

Winter Farmers market at City Market in Downtown Indianapolis

In the winter there is a winters farmers market every Wed. inside the City Market in downtown Indianapolis. It is located among the existing vendors. It is from 10-1 on Wed. only.

It really adds a lot to city market. I liked U-Relish's offerings. They had hummous and carrot salad PLUS homeade comfort food that was all locally grown. They also had dehydrated take home and cook packages. We got the curry and it was…

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Added by Eric Stallsmith on November 22, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

$110,000 to non profits for tree inventory and tree plantings.

DNR grants available for urban trees







The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry's 2009 grant program Make Your Trees Count makes available approximately $110,000 in grant funds for municipalities and non-profits to use for public tree inventories and tree-planting projects.







Applicants may request funds ranging from $2,500 to $15,000. Projects must show an equal match, which can be a mix of cash and in-kind services. All… Continue

Added by Eric Stallsmith on July 29, 2009 at 11:41am — No Comments

50 people who could save the earth

I came accross this interesting article where I learned about people making a difference. check it out for yourself!

Added by Eric Stallsmith on June 19, 2008 at 12:26am — 1 Comment

Rocky Mountain Institute

I am sure that many of you are familiar with the Rocky Mountain Institute founded by Hunter Lovins and Amory B. Lovins.



They tackle the tough questions and they prove to those that will listen that IT SAVES MONEY TO CONSERVE. I like these guys because they are clearly correct and they work to make things happen by eliminating obstacles.



The issues they tackle are the big ones. If you have some time then study their very good website. I personally believe that they think… Continue

Added by Eric Stallsmith on June 19, 2008 at 12:15am — No Comments

conservation - the cheapest, easiest, and quickest way to become greener!

I don't seem to hear all of the stories on conservation that I would think that you would. Conserving is something that can be done right away and by everybody.



I know we have all heard about the ghost loads of televisions, xboxes, etc. It is just a shame that all that energy goes to waste.



A 10 year old boy saved monroe county indiana 25k per year. He told them to turn off their computers at night. LOL



It seems like there is more attention to the production end… Continue

Added by Eric Stallsmith on June 16, 2008 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

important website www.350.org

We have all heard about global warming and carbon emissions. Terms like carbon footprint are now part of our vocabulary. But how much carbon can we handle in the atmosphere? Where is the line drawn and what can we do to stay below that line?



That is the sole point of the website www.350.org



I can't help but thinking of how we learned of CFC's damaging the ozone and then we did something about it before it was too late.....imagine if we drug… Continue

Added by Eric Stallsmith on May 16, 2008 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Feed from Indiana Living Green Magazine

Who wants a lid, man?

Renee,

Please update me about lids. I know that water bottles can be recycled
with lids on. What about other plastics that have a lid of a
different color? Is there anything I should know about jars that
have a metal lid? I [...]

Lose the drugs

A speaker at a recent event mentioned that you might know where we could dispose of prescription drugs. I have some expired medical patches and I just want to dispose of them properly. Any suggestions for me? I live in Carmel, Indiana, so any disposal sites in northern Indianapolis or in [...]

Plastic fantastic

Renee,

The Good Earth used to have a recycling bin that accepted plastics 1-7.  They no longer do.  Where else can I take plastics other than 1 or 2?

Mike

Mike,

There are a lot of good reasons to visit Good Earth in Broad Ripple and recycling is still one [...]

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