When I first talked with Mark, the General Manager at Crown Moving and Storage, he nicknamed our project the Shoe Shuffle. I had contacted Wheaton World Wide Moving about helping us move 1,300 pairs of shoes from three locations in the Indianapolis area to Batesville. For us, it seemed like an overwhelming task. As the […]

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Guest Author: Greg Ehrendreich, Research Analyst, Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (MEEA) Multifamily housing is a substantial portion of the housing stock in Midwestern states, making up 11-22% of the housing market, 13% in Indiana. Energy efficiency for multifamily housing seems like a sure bet. Estimates show possible energy savings in multifamily affordable housing as high […]

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Author: Garrett Lang, Gotta Go Dumpster Service, an HEC Green Business Industrial Compactors: Increase waste efficiency when large scale recycling isn’t an option. In a perfect world, manufacturing plants, industrial facilities and the hospitality industry would all be zero waste facilities. They would be able to recycle 100 percent of the materials they used and […]

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by Bob Weaver You should care. The benefits go well beyond the use/don’t use question. It’s an easy, knee-jerk reaction. “I won’t use a greenway.” Or, “It’s a waste because it will only benefit a few people.” It’s a reaction. But it’s not a solid argument. While it doesn’t have to be your choice for […]

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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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