Big Clean Air Victory in Indianapolis

Sierra Club Compass

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.

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.

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.

2014 “Green Lane Project” Kicked Off To Improve Biking Facilities In 6 US Cities

Green Living Ideas

Unfortunately, I wouldn’t say that we’re seeing a huge push yet, but US Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has just launched the next phase of the PeopleForBikes “ Green Lane Project ,” which in 2014 involves a push to improve bicycle infrastructure in Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Seattle. Bicycling Transportation Atlanta bike lanes Boston Denver Green Bike Lane Project Indianapolis Martha Roskowski PeopleForBikes Pittsburgh Seattle

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Transformed midcentury modern home focuses on sustainability

AGreenLiving

Originally designed in 1956, this mid-century property in Indianapolis has been remodeled to reflect the new owner’s modern style. Eco Green 100 homes project a-dining-table architecture brainport data-collection energy independence family green renovation home indianapolis modern sustainable architetureThe design plan included methods to turn the 60-year-old house with outdated fixtures and overgrown landscaping into an organized, harmonious, private living space.

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Journey Foods uses AI to create sustainability recipe for food manufacturers

AGreenLiving

” According to Lynn, Vesta Ingredients , an ingredient manufacturer in Indianapolis, is one of those unconventional, more sustainable manufacturers that is getting in front of more eyes because of Journey Foods’ algorithm. Business Eco Green a-scraping-and and-drag data development indianapolis initial-initial most university white

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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.

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"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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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.

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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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.

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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.

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

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 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.

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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

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.

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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!

Mealworms can serve as protein source, research says

AGreenLiving

The new research, conducted by Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), proposes yellow mealworms as a food source.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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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

PR Watch

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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How cities can influence the energy system

AGreenLiving

During the Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) IRP process, the city of Indianapolis submitted a public letter to encourage IPL to explore a more aggressive retirement scenario for the Petersburg Coal Generating Station and increase renewable generation. How cities can influence the energy system Heather House Wed, 08/12/2020 – 00:45 As U.S.

How cities can influence the energy system

AGreenLiving

During the Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) IRP process, the city of Indianapolis submitted a public letter to encourage IPL to explore a more aggressive retirement scenario for the Petersburg Coal Generating Station and increase renewable generation. How cities can influence the energy system Heather House Wed, 08/12/2020 – 00:45 As U.S.

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

Eco Chic

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.

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.

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Complete streets

The Green Changemakers

How the street fits within the surrounding transportation network and supports adjacent land uses will also be important to its effectiveness.” — Charlotte “Urban Street Design Guidelines” This illustration from Indianapolis's "Multimodal Corridor and Public Space Design Guidelines" reflects how the new wave of street policies specifies Placemaking guidance as well as how to accommodate all modes.

Series on transformative Placemaking

The Green Changemakers

And then, toward the end of the article, the clincher: “Let’s say that the foundations successfully persuade Akron to enter into a vibrancy arms race with Indianapolis. Is the nation better served now that those businesses are located in Akron rather than in Indianapolis? By Project for Public Spaces 1.

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Spring of Sustainability - FREE 3 month online teleseminar events

The Green Changemakers

HIghly recommended: a FREE series of live, online and teleseminar events where you can learn from and be inspired by more than 100 pioneers of sustainability.

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5 Provocative Ways To Think About Cties & Neighborhoods

The Green Changemakers

For some alternative approaches, see Aaron Renn’s recently completed neighborhood map of Indianapolis on his blog The Urbanophile. by Kaid Benfield One of the tenets of Buddhism is mindfulness: being fully present and aware. Although I am far from a religious person, I get that, at least in theory. If one is fully committed to something, even a task as simple and familiar as eating a meal, one is more complete, more alive, or so it seems to me. Bear with me.