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The Promise Project    ThePromiseProject3
The Promise Project is a youth-led program for kids.  It empowers Carmel youth to ask their leaders to keep their promise to protect the future for their generation. It's a great civics learning experience for our kids, too. Carmel kids are encouraged to get involved!
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HOLIDAY RECYCLING DRIVE
Nov. 23rd to Jan. 9th  at various locations.
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MANY THANKS TO MAYOR BRAINARD'S LEADERSHIP ON CLIMATE CHANGE
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  • St. Peter's is Going Solar!  St_Peters_logo
    St. Peter's UCC of Carmel is one of the HIPL recipients of the Indiana Office of Energy Development's 2015 Community Conservation Challenge grants for solar panels. Read more.
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  • Save Our Bees Bee_Poll
    Do you support limiting the use of pesticides to save our honeybees and other pollinators, and to protect our food security?  Your input will be shared with legislators.  Take the Save Our Bees Poll.
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  • International Walk to School Day Walk_Bike_to_School_international_logo2
    Kudos to nine Carmel Clay schools participating in International Walk to School Day on October 7th: Carmel Elementary, Cherry Tree Elementary, College Wood Elementary, Mohawk Trails Elementary, Orchard Park Elementary, Prairie Trace Elementary, Smoky Row Elementary, West Clay Elementary, and Woodbrook Elementary.  The aim of Walk to School Day is to raise awareness about the many positive health, safety and environmental benefits gained from regular walking to and from school, not the least of which is fewer fill-ups at the gas station. Read more.

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  • Bicentennial_Green_Legacy_Community_AwardMayor Brainard and the City of Carmel are awarded Bicentennial Green Legacy Community Award. Read more.
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  • Hamilton County Green Congregations
    Join us to learn more about this faith-based initiative to care for God's creation.  Read more.

 

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  • Hamilton County Green CongregationsButtonCreationCare_Survey6
    Start a Green Team at Your Congregation.  Are you a clergy or a lay person with an interest in earth stewardship?   Have you been wanting to start a green team at your congregation, and don't know where to start? Has your congregation already started a green ministry and want to network with others? To connect with the broader interfaith community on caring for God's creation in Hamilton County, please let us know at this website.

 

  • St. Peter's Receives National Sacred Grounds Steward Award 
    St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Carmel received national recognition for their work to re-create native habitat that replaces turf, reduces CO2 and prevents runoff.  St. Peter's is a 2014 Cool Congregations Challenge winner in the Sacred Grounds Steward category of Interfaith Power & Light. Read more.
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  • Purdue Climate Change Research Center
    The Purdue research center issued its 2014 PCCRC Annual Report which highlights their progress in advancing research to better understand and adapt to climate change, examples of innovative efforts to foster the next generation of scientists, and exciting programs to better connect society with the work of our faulty, students, and staff.  Read more about the center.

 

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  • Carmel Bike-sharing Program
    Carmel announced a new bike-sharing program designed to provide active transportation options for local residents, workers and visitors who seek a safe and convenient way to access the City’s vibrant developments and corporate corridors. Read more.
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  • Save Our Bees  Bee_Poll
    Do you support limiting the use of pesticides to save our honeybees and other pollinators, and to protect our food security?  Your input will be shared with legislators.  
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  • Button_MassTransit_do_you_supportMass Transit Poll: Do you support mass transit? Your input will be shared with Indiana state legislators.  
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  • .Polar Ice Melting Faster than Expected
    A new study published in 'Science' found the ice in Greenland is melting five times faster than in the early 90s, contributing to rising seas. Read more.
  • Citywide Trash & Recycling Program Trash_Recycling_Program_in_blue
    Holiday reminder: Trash pick-up will be delayed one day for Tuesday through Friday pick-ups due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Monday pick-ups you are not affected by this. Your pick-ups will be the same. See calendar Read more ...
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  • Lend-A-Bin - No matter how Lend-a-Bin5
    big or small, we're happy to provide you with recycling bins for your next event. Read more.

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  • Video by Karl and Vaughn Niemiec explains the impacts of having more than one trash hauler in your neighborhood. Read more.
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  • Indiana Living Green IndianaLivingGreen-CMYK
    highlights Carmel's broad community effort to go green. The article provides an overview of green initiatives at City Hall and throughout Carmel. Great job everyone! Read article.


  • Poison Ivy and Climate Change According to the Wall Street Journal, research indicates that poison ivy has gotten much nastier, faster growth, hardier plants due to rising ambient carbon dioxide levels. Leaf size and nasty oil content are way up thanks to a 33% increase in CO2 in only 50 years...
 
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