(This piece was originally published on December 3, 2017 in the Indianapolis Star.) “I don’t consider myself an environmentalist.” That is perhaps an odd statement coming from someone who is an unabashed — you could say devout — leader of a nationwide movement to care for the environment. Then again, the Rev. Mitch Hescox isn’t your […]

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(This piece was originally published on December 6, 2017 in NUVO.) Even the most urban of dwellers has probably passed by a bright yellow sign asking for Governor Eric Holcomb to “Save Yellowwood.” There’s a chance they’ve also received a knock on their door from an Indiana Forest Alliance canvasser like Jill Young. “There are a […]

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(This piece was originally published on November 29, 2017 in the Indianapolis Star.) A national leader of the Evangelical environmental movement will be the keynote speaker at an environmental forum on Saturday in Danville. Reverend Mitch Hescox, president of the Evangelical Environmental Network, will address the 10th Annual Greening the Statehouse event hosted by the Hoosier Environmental Council. The […]

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(This piece was originally published on December 4, 2017 by WFYI.) The Hoosier Environmental Council wants to reach out to conservative voters to help accomplish its goals as it heads into the 2018 legislative session. The environmental advocacy organization’s focus is centered on four areas. It wants to support solar energy, specifically creating guidelines for homeowners’ […]

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(This piece was originally published on December 9, 2017 in the Northwest Indiana Times.) Michigan City resident Jeanette Neagu and the Dunes Action group have received awards from the Hoosier Environmental Council. Neagu received a Lifetime Achievement Award for her more than six decades as an environmental advocate. She served as chair of the Indiana League […]

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(This piece was originally published on November 6, 2017 in the Indianapolis Star.) Colts games. Cigar bars. Cocktail lounges and dinners at Indy’s top spots. It may sound like the life of a top CEO or a major celebrity. But in fact, it’s all in a day’s work for some Indiana legislators. An IndyStar review has […]

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(This piece was originally published on October 24, 2017 in the Southside Times.) Two Indy Public High School Seniors Win Scholarships Named After Area Humanitarian  In the tranquil setting of Eagle Creek Park, organizers of the “Paul M. Chase Memorial (PMC) Prize” named the Co-Winners of the 2017 PMC Prize, an annual honor and college scholarship […]

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(This piece was originally published on November 5, 2017 in the Indianapolis Star.) Chris Rohaly is no stranger to the sun. His hands have the faint resemblance of worn leather. And there are the lines converging at the crease of his eyes. You could call the 56-year-old Kokomo resident a farmer. He harvests the sun. Specifically, he […]

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(This piece was originally published on November 5, 2017 in the Journal Gazette.) Few scenes seem more at peace with nature than a family farm nestled in the bucolic countryside. Supersized factory farms are not designed to exude much charm. They do, however, produce massive amounts of waste that can pollute the air and water and produce odors […]

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(This piece was originally published on November 7, 2017 in the Indianapolis Star.) More than 200 scientists from across Indiana are urging Gov. Eric Holcomb to stop a scheduled timber sale in the Yellowwood Backcountry Area, which is among the only remaining wild areas in the entire state. The sale, scheduled for Thursday, would be the […]

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