• Mayor Brainard and City Bicentennial_Green_Legacy_Community_Awardawarded Bicentennial Green Legacy Community Award. Read more.
  • Free Document Shredding - Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10 a.m. to Noon at Carmel library.  Read more.
  • Gasland Director to Headline HEC's Annual Forum
    Join the Hoosier Environmental Council on Sat. Oct. 25th from 8:30 - 11:30 am for the largest annual gathering of environmental advocates in Indiana.
    Read more.
  • Green Gift Shop    GreenGiftShop4
    Join us on Tues. Nov. 18, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. for green gift ideas that are local, organic, natural, recycled, reused or repurposed. Read more.
  • 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.


  • President appoints Mayor Brainard to Climate Task Force
    President Obama established a Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience to advise the Administration on how the federal government can better respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with the impacts of climate change. The Task Force members include state, local and tribal leaders from across the country.  Read more.
  • Button_MassTransit_do_you_supportMass Transit Poll: Do you support mass transit? Your input will be shared with Indiana state legislators.  
    Take the mass transit poll

  • .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 ...
  • 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.


  • Video by Karl and Vaughn Niemiec explains the impacts of having more than one trash hauler in your neighborhood. Read more.
  • 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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