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October 2017

Whitley & Allen County CAFO Workshop

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
South Whitley Community Public Library, 201 E Front St.
South Whitley, IN 46787 United States
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Are you someone who is negatively impacted by a nearby factory farm (aka Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation or CAFO)? Or are you simply a concerned citizen seeking empowerment to act on behalf of Indiana’s environment? Join the Hoosier Environmental Council in partnership with Save Maumee and Sierra Club on Saturday October 21st from 10am-2pm in community room A of the South Whitley Community Public Library for a FREE educational workshop on CAFOs presented by HEC's Senior Staff Attorney and Director…

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Mounds Greenway Listening Session: Chesterfield

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Millcreek Civic Center, 17 Veterans Boulevard
Chesterfield, IN 46012 United States
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Come and share your ideas and comments on the implementation of the Mounds Greenway. Tell us if you'd like to see the Greenway move forward in Chesterfield, where it might be routed, and what it should look like. Your feedback is important and we want to hear from you! ** The Mounds Greenway is a proposed linear park and trail connecting the trails and parks of Anderson to the trails and parks of Chesterfield, Daleville, Yorktown, and Muncie. The Mounds…

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City Council Hearing on Resolution against Gerrymandering in Indiana

October 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Indianapolis City-County Building, 200 E. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Redistricting reform must be secured in the Indiana legislature. If you're a resident of Indianapolis, please come show your moral support for the cause by attending a hearing of the Community Affairs & Education Committee, which will consider a City-County Council resolution endorsing redistricting reform, which several other cities in Indiana have already done. Testifying on behalf of Redistricting Reform Vice President, Indianapolis City-County Council, Zach Adamson Testimonies from: Ann M. Stack, Women4Change Indiana Julia Vaughn, Common Cause Indiana Debbie…

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INPAWS Conference

October 28 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monroe Convention Center, 302 South College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47403 United States
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The Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society (INPAWS) announces their 24rd Annual Conference, providing the knowhow to help Hoosiers appreciate, grow, study, and conserve Indiana's native plants, with the aim of sustaining healthy ecosystems that support life. This day-long event is set for October 28 at Monroe Convention Center in Bloomington. Our conference theme for AC2017 is ALDO & FRIENDS: Phenology, Biology, and Saving the World, with keynote speakers Dr. Stanley Temple and Douglas Ladd.

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November 2017

Hamilton & Hancock County Sustainable Food Advocacy Workshop

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ivy Tech Noblesville, 300 N 17th St.
Noblesville, IN 46060 United States
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Did you know that, according to the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization, factory farms (aka concentrated animal feeding oprations or CAFOs) produce 37% of methane (CH4) emissions, which has more than 20 times the global warming potential of CO2? Did you know that industrial animal agriculture is one of the leading causes of river and stream pollution in Indiana? Are you ready to do something about it? Join Hoosier Environmental Council in partnership with Indiana Women's Political Caucus and…

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Real Climate Change Solutions: Creating Power for Positive Change

November 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Athenaeum, 401 E Michigan St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Learn about proposed solutions to Climate Change and how we can create power in ourselves and others to make political change during this film screening and conversation with community leaders. The National Geographic series "Years of Living Dangerously" examines human dependency on power generated with fossil fuels. To slow climate change, we must transition to other means of power production and use the power we generate more efficiently. Earth’s very existence depends on it. After viewing an episode of this…

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December 2017

The 10th Annual Greening the Statehouse

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hendricks County Fairgrounds, 1900 E Main St.
Danville, IN 46122 United States
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Join HEC as we celebrate a decade of hosting our annual forum, Greening the Statehouse! This year’s event will be hold at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville, Indiana. Greening the Statehouse (GTS) is Indiana’s largest annual gathering of environmental-minded citizens! Your best opportunity to get up to speed on Indiana’s environment, to celebrate our movement’s successes, and to meet kindred spirits from across the state. **Be sure to take advantage of early bird pricing for our tickets and register…

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