Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard’s Powerful Response.

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today #boycottindian discrimination Indiana Indianapolis LGBT senate bill 101 A huge backlash has directly followed Indiana''s signing of a Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

Big Clean Air Victory in Indianapolis

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After a two-year campaign by 50 organizations in the Power Indy Forward Coalition , Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) has announced its intention to stop burning coal at its downtown Harding Street power plant  in 2016 and close the unlined coal ash lagoons at the plant, located on the city's south side. "Harding A long-standing tradition at the Indianapolis 500 car race is for the victor to drink a bottle of milk immediately after the race.

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The Mayor of Indianapolis Is Electrifying his City

Sierra Club Compass

Another pleasant surprise at the EDTA conference for me was learning about Indianapolis and Paris. One of the conference's most powerful speakers was Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. "The He also announced that he will bring the French company Bolloré’s electric car-sharing program, now highly popular in Paris, to Indianapolis as the first U.S. This investment will also lead to about 200 new EV charging stations throughout the Indianapolis area.

Hot Dog Billboard Making Waves at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Eccorazzi

A hot dog billboard is causing a wave of controversy at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. NASCAR fans who show up for the races will now see a billboard featuring hot dogs in a cigarette pack logo’d with a skull and crossbones and the words “Warning: Hot Dogs Can WRECK Your Health&#. The website on the billboard directs you to www.CancerProject.org , but the warning isn’t just for hot dogs.

Coal Madness: Clean Energy Showcase Mobilizes Grassroots in Indianapolis

Sierra Club Compass

Indianapolis families gathered for a "Clean Energy Showcase" at The Nature Conservancy earlier this month for a focused look into the city's energy future. " The event was organized in light of Indianapolis Power & Light's proposal to raise rates to fund alterations to old, dirty coal plants instead of clean-energy investments.

Six Finalists for the 2012 Indianapolis Prize

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Six of animal conservation’s best have been selected as finalists for the 2012 Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. It's always great to read of the amazing things that people are doing around the world- hence the story below is one we wanted to share. Selected from a group of 29 outstanding nominees, the finalists are Steven C. Amstrup, Ph.D., Markus Borner, Ph.D., Rodney Jackson, Ph.D., Carl Jones, Ph.D., Russell A. Mittermeier, Ph.D.

Polar Bear Champion Steven Amstrup Awarded 2012 Indianapolis Prize

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Amstrup, the most influential person working on polar bear conservation today, has been selected from among a group of six outstanding finalists to receive the 2012 Indianapolis Prize – the world’s leading award for animal conservation.

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Angry in Indy: Activists Take On Big Coal's Plan to Raise Rates.

Sierra Club Compass

Big Coal got a rude awakening recently after angry customers and clean-air advocates in Indiana filled a public hearing after Indianapolis Power & Light (IPL) released a proposal to increase rates. "If we're going to have a rate increase, it would be better to invest in a plant that isn't going to poison our air and contaminate our soil with mercury," said City Councilman Zach Adamson in the Indianapolis Star. Compass.

The NFL Goes Green… Slowly

Green Life Smart Life

Indianapolis Colts : The Colts and Budweiser are encouraging fans to recycle on game days in order to raise money for an unnamed “local environment-based charity.” With the football season upon us, I decided to check out the green programs of the NFL’s 32 teams. As a lifelong Philadelphia Eagles fan and season-ticket holder, I’ve grown accustomed to the Eagles’ green messaging and programs. They’ve been at it very vocally for a few years now.

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NFL Pro Embraces Vegan Lifestyle for Top Health and Fitness

Eccorazzi

Griff Whalen, the wide receiver for the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, is the latest athlete to adopt a vegan diet for optimal health and fitness results. The 24-year-old, who is the Read More The post NFL Pro Embraces Vegan Lifestyle for Top Health and Fitness appeared first on Ecorazzi. Eats News Top News Vegan Griff Whalen

Pit Bull Alerts Sleeping Deaf Boy to Fire

Eccorazzi

Firefighters were called to a home on the south-side of Indianapolis at Read More The post Pit Bull Alerts Sleeping Deaf Boy to Fire appeared first on Ecorazzi. A 2-year-old pit bull named Ace heroically saved his deaf owner on Wednesday during a frightening house fire. Animals Causes News Top News

"Benevolence sends ASU’s Obacha to Final Four"

Environmental Economics

He will be recognized during Saturday’s semifinals in Indianapolis. Ryan Bower, associate sports information director at Appalachian, was invited by Obacha to accompany him to Indianapolis. The best part was when my whole family got into a game by donating four pairs of shoes: Michael Obacha, a starting forward for the Appalachian State basketball team, has made it to the Final Four. His accomplishments on the way there transcend basketball.

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Organic Concessions Will Be Offered at Super Bowl XLVI

Eccorazzi

Three organic chili varieties will be offered at the upcoming Super Bowl in Indianapolis for the first time in history. Read More. Eats News Sports Top News john mellencamp

Friday Beer Post: We may suck, but at least we're drunk

Environmental Economics

The NFL club is entering its fourth week against the Indianapolis Colts, and in an effort to draw fans to EverBank field they have taken to Twitter to announce: “2 free drinks for next 2 hrs” with a ticket to this Sunday’s game. The winless Jacksonville Jaguars have released their own strategy to increase ticket attendance to this week’s game and prevent a blackout: free beer.

Would RFK could give this speech in Ferguson, tonight.

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There were no riots in Indianapolis, that night—though there were across our country. “Violence breeds violence.” ” A speech to pacify the flames of hatred and bring us back together. Please share, tonight, especially. Hear his tears. When Martin Luther King, Jr., was shot, RFK was campaigning for President. He had the unwelcome job of announcing his […]. Blog (always click 4 all blogs

And, But, Therefore (SEA meeting mini-debrief)

Environmental Economics

Noonan ,  Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis  " Navigating the Journal Review Process " Will Wheeler ,  U.S. Once again, IMHO , the AERE sessions at the SEA meetings were a big success. AERE sponsored 15 sessions, an all time high. I attended X of these and each one had an audience between 15 and 25 (with one exception). The presentations were great (i.e., I learned a lot).

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Two visiting assistant professors for Political Economy and Environmental Research (PEER) Initiative

Environmental Economics

The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) seeks to appoint two visiting assistant professors on the Indianapolis campus as part of its new Political Economy and Environmental Research (PEER) Initiative. Michigan Street, BS 4073 Indianapolis, IN  46202.

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Sugarland to Perform Free Concert at Indiana State Fair

Eccorazzi

After the tragic stage collapse in Indianapolis, Sugarland will return to perform a free concert at the end of October. Today, Sugarland announced on Twitter they would be returning to Indiana. “We We will return to Indiana for a free concert at Conseco Fieldhouse on Oct. Get all your info here: [link] #LOVE.” In August, [.]. Causes Entertainment Music People jennifer nettles kristian bush sugarland

Saturday sports post

Environmental Economics

Plus no city wants to feel abandoned, the way Baltimore was in 1984 when the owner of the Colts, Bob Irsay, moved the team to Indianapolis in the middle of the night. Joe Nocera in the NY Times : “The basic story is that all professional leagues try to have fewer teams than the number of locations that would like to have them,” says Roger Noll, a sports economist at Stanford University. That is what monopolists do — contrive scarcity to drive up the price.”

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Electric cars for city dwellers?

Sierra Club Compass

This week in Indianapolis, where the Electric Drive Transportation Association held its annual conference , Mayor Greg Ballard announced a major new electric car sharing program. As the Midwest shifts away from fossil fuels and toward more renewable sources of power, as it must, EVs in Indianapolis are expected to get even cleaner over time. Many city dwellers don''t have cars. Ideally, they rely on their bikes, their feet, and public transit to get around.

I know I live in a sports crazy town, but this is surprising to me

Environmental Economics

Indianapolis               54.2/76. Top 10 Metered Markets For Super Bowl XLVII. Baltimore                59.6/83. New Orleans             57.1/77. Washington, DC        56.9/80. Norfolk                     55.8/76.

The 11 US Cities with Highest Water /Sewer Charges

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For instance: Indianapolis, Indiana, business owners were paying 12 percent more for water now compared to 2010. A study of water use in U.S. businesses reveals that the average business district/commercialwater user saw water rates rise 5.5 percent in 2011 when compared to 2010. However, in several American cities, water and sewer rate increases were considerably higher. · Kansas City, Kansas, saw a 15.3 percent jump. · Atlanta, Georgia, charges went up 12 percent.

David Keeps Winning: 10 Recent Victories That Will Give You Hope for the Planet

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Indianapolis: The city is home to a polluting downtown coal plant, long targeted by community leaders as a source of dangerous air and water pollution. After an intensive two-year campaign lead by local community groups including the NAACP, the Sierra Club, and dozens of others, Indianapolis Power & Light announced it will stop burning coal at its downtown Harding Street power plant.

David Keeps Winning: Game-Changing Month for Clean Energy

Sierra Club Compass

" - Indianapolis: The city is home to a polluting downtown coal plant, long targeted by community leaders as a source of dangerous air and water pollution. After a two year campaign lead by local community groups including the NAACP, the Sierra Club, and dozens of others, Indianapolis Power & Light announced this week it will stop burning coal at its downtown Harding Street power plant. "Harding

Maroon 5 and Train To Donate Profits from Concert to State Fair Remembrance Fund

Eccorazzi

The bands Train and Maroon 5 were scheduled to perform on that stage tonight, but instead are being relocated to the Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. A few days ago a tragedy happened at the Hoosier Lottery Grandstand at the Indiana State Fair. After a large gust of wind caused the structure of the stage to be unstable, the scaffolding, speakers and some lighting equipment fell into the crowd. Five people died and over forty were injured.

Turbo.roo the chihuahua puppy gets a 3D-printed wheelchair

Green Prophet

The breeder gave up the puppy after realizing that he would need a great deal of special care, so a vet in Indianapolis adopted him. Turbo.roo is a sweet little chihuahua who was born with just two front legs. In order to help Turbo.roo gain some mobility, the Speedway, IN vet Ashely Looper set up a heartwarming crowdfunding campaign. He is just six-months-old, and he needed some wheels. The campaign was enormously successful.

Kick Back with a Glass of Vegan Wine: A Review of Pizzolato Moscato

Eco-Vegan Girl

Writer Courtney Rasbach lives in the Indianapolis area where she is a writer and vlogger for SouleJourney by night and a Veterinary Technician and works in Community Outreach talking to the public about animal welfare issues by day. Product review by EvG team member Courtney Rasbach. I am not a fan of white wine. However, the La Cantina Pizzolato Moscato is amazing!

Dump the Pump – Take Transit to Beat Big Oil

Sierra Club Compass

So far in 2013, IndyGo in Indianapolis has delivered 4.1 By Michael Marx, Beyond Oil Campaign Director. Just as we plant trees on Arbor Day and light fireworks on Fourth of July, Dump the Pump Day marks America's commitment to reduce our dependence on oil, keep carbon pollution out of the atmosphere, and invigorate our local economies. Across the country on June 20 Americans will leave the car at home and climb onto a bus or train.

Paleo Vegan…An Oxymoron Or Not?

Eco-Vegan Girl

Writer Courtney Rasbach lives in the Indianapolis area where she is a writer and vlogger for SouleJourney by night and a Veterinary Technician and works in Community Outreach talking to the public about animal welfare issues by day. Book review written by EvG team member Courtney Rasbach : Paleo and vegan together! Whoever heard of such a thing? Well, I certainly had not until Paleo Vegan by Ellen Jaffe Jones made its way into my home.

‘Teen Choice Awards’ Going Green with Pedal Power

Eccorazzi

Global Inheritance sets up these “Energy Playgrounds&# at events all over the place, including the Indianapolis 500 and various outdoor concerts, to help everyone be a little greener. There’s a lot of talk about going green of late, especially among award shows…but would you be willing to pedal a bike to help off-set the energy usage of, say, the Teen Choice Awards?

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Overwhelming Support for Climate Action at EPA Listening Sessions

Sierra Club Compass

Last week, I rode a bus from Indianapolis to Chicago for one of eleven listening sessions on the carbon pollution standards being proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. When we arrived in Chicago, I took to the stage to help rally the 500-person crowd ( video here ), calling on the EPA to put forward strong, just standards for the number one source of the pollution that is wreaking havoc with our climate - power plants. Let me tell you, it was inspiring.

Public Transit Is a Deciding Factor for Millennials in the Workforce

Green (Living) Review

The survey covered three cities with mature transit systems: Chicago, San Francisco and New York; four cities where transit networks are growing: Minneapolis, Denver, Charlotte and Los Angeles; and three cities making plans to grow their systems: Nashville, Indianapolis and Tampa-St.

Well-known stores closing in America

Green (Living) Review

Indiana (3): Sears in Anderson; Kmart in Indianapolis and St. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London, UK, January 2012 : Sears has announced that it is closing many of its own stores and Kmart ones thought the continental USA and this announcement came just around Christmas time just a day or two before the New Year. Florida will be hit the hardest by the closing of Sears and Kmart stores, losing 11, according to a preliminary list of 79 planned closures released Thursday.

Program Created To Track Street-Level Emissions

Eco Friendly Daily

The program has thus far been used in Indianapolis, with Los Angeles and Phoenix currently being worked with. When it comes to a climate change agreement, world leaders have had difficulty agreeing on a path for the future. Many concerns have been raised over the last few years, from the process moving too slowly to emission reductions been too small or too large.

Why Bike Lanes Make Your Property Prices Skyrocket

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In fact, one study of homes in and around the Monon bike trail in Indianapolis revealed an 11% increase in the prices of homes with the trail near them. Cycling is fast becoming one of the most popular ways to travel again. More people are cycling to and from work every day. In fact, urban cycling is becoming far trendier than it used to be. As more people realize the effects of vehicles on the environment, they begin to look for greener alternatives.

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Kick Back with a Glass of Vegan Wine: A Review of Pizzolato Moscato

Eco-Vegan Girl

Writer Courtney Rasbach lives in the Indianapolis area where she is a writer and vlogger for SouleJourney by night and a Veterinary Technician and works in Community Outreach talking to the public about animal welfare issues by day. Product review by EvG team member Courtney Rasbach. I am not a fan of white wine. However, the La Cantina Pizzolato Moscato is amazing!

Chicago gives green light to "smart" signal system

Green (Living) Review

2012 About the Author : Grady Winston is an avid writer and Internet entrepreneur from Indianapolis. by Grady Winston Although they were built with good intentions, street light signal systems have long drawn the ire of drivers everywhere. Fed up with seeing green lights go to empty streets while traffic backs up behind a never-ending red, many drivers have wondered whether their lives will be perpetually slowed by inefficient traffic signals that can't adjust to changes in traffic.

A New Measure of Food Deserts

Sightline Daily

In Indianapolis and Oklahoma City, by Walk Score’s reckoning, only one resident out of twenty lives within easy walking distance of a grocery store. The concept of a “ food desert “—a place where residents have little access to healthy, affordable food—can seem somewhat alien to the well-off. If you’ve got your own car, living close to a grocery store just doesn’t matter much: you can always drive a bit and stock up with a big load of groceries!

Woodburing Masonry Heater Education Program Announced for 2012

Green (Living) Review

Classes are currently scheduled for: June 1 – 4, 2012 in Evertt, Washington August 24 -27, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana September 15 – 18, 2012 in Perth, Ontario, Canada St. The Masonry Heater Association of North America recently developed the HMED (Heater Mason's Education & Development) program designed for masons and people interested in learning how to build efficient and clean burning wood-fired masonry heaters.

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Syngenta Hired Guns Attack New Documentary | PR Watch

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Francis Hospital & Health Centers in Indianapolis, and researcher on birth defects linked to atrazine exposure: 317-865-5000. Skip to Main Content Area. Contact Us. News Feeds. Podcasts. Privacy Policy. RSS Feeds. Volunteer. Optional Member Code. Sign up. Reports Lisa Graves. Mary Bottari. Brendan Fischer. Rebekah Wilce. Harriet Rowan. Contributing Writers Beau Hodai. Jill Richardson. Wendell Potter. Will Dooling. Take Action. Latest News. Media Video Archive.

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25 Most Electric Car-Ready Cities, Ranked by Ford. Is Yours on the List?

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o Indianapolis. I know I want my next car to be electric, and while I’m waiting, I’ve noticed that the EV infrastructure is slowly-but-surely popping up all over.

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The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2013

The Green Changemakers

Click here to download the Executive Summary (PDF) Download the report The Best Complete Streets Policies of 2012 In 2012 nearly 130 communities adopted Complete Streets policies, with Indianapolis, IN coming away with the top policy of the year. Source: [link] Communities across the country are making roads safer and more accessible for everyone who uses them—and these changes are happening on a larger scale than ever before.

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Cascadia’s Car-Sharing Super Bowl

Sightline Daily

Even Indianapolis is getting on the electric car-sharing…um…wagon. You’ve probably heard that Seattle’s about to launch into a heated contest—one that pits city against city, vying for honor, bragging rights, and civic pride. We refer, of course, to the Car-Sharing Super Bowl! OK, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch.