Carmel Community Participates in Earth Hour 2011

On Earth Hour, March 26, 2011 at 8:30 p.m. local time, hundreds of millions of people came together by doing something quite simple— turning off non-essential lights and electrical equipment for one hour.  In what was the largest public demonstration in history, the event symbolizes that by working together, each of us can make a positive impact in seeking energy and climate solutions.

Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light Launch
Eighteen Indiana Faith Leaders Call for Care for Creation

In stunning robes, turban, and a yarmulke, senior clergy from eighteen Hoosier faith traditions processed into the sanctuary of First Baptist Church in Indianapolis to convey in many voices a single message: as stewards of God’s creation, it is our sacred obligation to care for this fragile Earth, which is under siege.  Some two hundred Hoosiers of faith from twenty-nine cities across Indiana responded in unison, “All creation is a song of praise to God.”

Indiana State Law Bans Electronics in Trash

Effective January 1, 2011, Indiana households, public schools, and small businesses will no longer be allowed to mix unwanted computer monitors, computers, televisions, printers, computer peripherals (such as keyboards and mice), DVD players, video cassette recorders or fax machines with municipal waste that is intended for disposal at a landfill or intended for disposal by burning or incineration. This disposal prohibition can be found in Indiana Code 13-20.5.

Nature's Karma at Clay Terrace, locally owned retailer focuses on fair trade and recycled items

November 4, 2010 – Nature’s Karma opened at Clay Terrace on October 1, 2010. Dedicated to providing unique, useful and “environmentally gentle” merchandise, Nature’s Karma will carry products including recycled seatbelt purses, recycled chopstick products, recycled video tape and keyboard bags and wallets, soy candles, adult and children’s clothing and skincare products and fragrances.

Carmel Clay Schools Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR For Superior Energy Efficiency
October 20th, 2010Carmel High School, College Wood, Mohawk Trails, Prairie Trace, Smoky Row, Towne Meadow, and West Clay Elementary schools have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) prestigious ENERGY STAR, the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. This award signifies that the building performs in the top 25% of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency. All seven schools will be recognized at the October 25 school board meeting for this accomplishment.
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