HEC Green Business Holiday Eating and Gifting Guide ‘Twas the month of December, and all through the State All Hoosiers were stirring, ‘tis the season to celebrate. From Hanukkah to Solstice to Kwanza to Christmas, We hope this year you’ll support an HEC Green Business! Neal Brown Hospitality Group – Holiday dinner and cocktails at […]

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Conserve, Connect, Create. Which one resonates with you? One HEC staffer attempts, and fails, to pick just one. by Bob Weaver Which one resonates with you when you think about the Mounds Greenway – Conserve, Connect, or Create? This is a question we posed on Facebook. It has 20 plus “Likes”, which I assume is […]

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By Shar Kipfer, Community Relations and Development Coordinator I admit it.  I’m a big fan of – and a huge cheerleader for – the Hoosier Environmental Council. I have been for some years now. About a year ago, with a ton of enthusiasm and a fair bit of life experience, I was thrilled to land a position […]

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I took my two oldest girls up to Chicago a couple of weeks ago in order to celebrate my oldest daughter, Adara’s, birthday at WizardWorld ComicCon. We decided to take the Hoosier State Line from Indy in order to save the stress of traveling and parking – and also to cut back on our carbon […]

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April was jam-packed with activities that HEC was involved in. So many fun stories to share, so many wonderful people met, and so many connections made across the state! Read on for a reflection of the places we’ve been and the experiences we’ve had as we shared our Earth Month with amazing environmental crusaders from all […]

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Climate change has long been the most important issue on my radar, so when I learned of the People’s Climate March I knew that I had to attend. So it was that I, along with my 13-year-old daughter, Adara, were among fifty six concerned activists that loaded a bus at the Interfaith Community Center in […]

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A two year movement to put an end to the burning of coal at the Harding Street power plant has resulted in victory, as Indianapolis Power & Light has agreed to phase out the use of coal. This is an enormous victory for the residents and community groups who have led this campaign. According to […]

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The protection of source waters coming from rivers, lakes, and underground aquifers is a process that aims to prevent the contamination of the water consumer by the public, including private wells. The E. coli bacteria and other similar threats need to be completely eliminated before the water reaches the houses of town residents. This is […]

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How the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Helps Indiana

Investments in the Great Lakes yield real results – not just in improved environmental health, but in a stronger and more vibrant local economy. Every dollar invested in Great Lakes restoration generates between $2 (Brookings Institute) and $6 (Grand Valley State University) in economic returns. With over 1.5 million Great Lakes connected jobs generating more […]

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Senate passes measure to undermine clean energy efforts

In 2009, under a Republican Governor, Indiana enacted a positive, far-reaching clean energy program that is referred to as “the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard”. The most ambitious energy efficiency program in Indiana’s history, this initiative required each major utility in Indiana to increasingly reduce their customer’s total use of energy. Senate Bill 340 seeks to […]

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