Greening the Statehouse 2016


Thank you very much for attending this year’s Greening the Statehouse (final agenda is here)!   Our event drew a record-breaking crowd, diverse in age and background!   Please view the videos of GTS below.   And be sure to check out some of the coverage of our milestone event here as well as here!

Greening the Statehouse 2016 Videos:

Introduction & Keynote Address by Melissa Mays

The Path to Greater Quality of Life and Environmental Justice in Urban Areas

Advocacy Training

Climate Progress in Unexpected, New Terrain

Re-Envisioning Rural Landscapes

Forging our Shared Future in a Challenging New Chapter


A huge thank you to our GTS Green Business sponsors:

Sky is the Limit Sponsors:

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emPowering Progress Sponsors: MPI Solar, Rectify Solar, Cummins

A light breakfast, featuring Traders Point Creamery yogurt, granola from Indiana Hemp Industries Association, and organic bananas from Green BEAN Delivery, as well as lunch from Indy Pita Pit, were served. Coffee was provided by Strange Brew  and water was provided by Indy Soft Water! Earth Mama Compost helped us compost food and service ware waste. Our promotional postcards were generously donated by Eco Owl Press.

This year’s Keynote Speaker for Greening the Statehouse was Melissa Mays, one of the most prominent advocates for clean water in the midst of the Flint, Michigan Water Crisis. Melissa’s and her colleagues’ tireless advocacy has been covered by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, CNN, and BBC News.  You can watch a brief profile of Melissa in this profile.


A HUGE THANK YOU to HEC’s Non-Profit Sponsors: Earth Charter Indiana, Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter, Indy VegFest, Improving Kids’ Environment, Indiana Public Health Association, Conservation Law Center, The Indiana Citizens’ Alliance for Transit, Health by Design, Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light, Solar Indiana Renewable Energy Network, Indiana Hemp Industries Association, UU Green Sanctuary, Citizens for Appropriate Rural Roads, Citizens Action Coalition, Indiana Recycling Coalition, Indiana Forest Alliance, League of Women Voters of Indiana, Carmel Green Initiative, White River Alliance, Blue Roots Project, US Green Building Council Indiana, Indiana Conservation Alliance, Indiana Lake Management Society, and Fishable Indiana Streams for Hoosiers.

Also, we want to express our deep gratitude to Courtney Brooks from Courtney Brooks Photography for donating his time and talent to photograph our event!Save