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CARMELFEST 2009 GOES GREEN!

CarmelFest Pitches in for Energy Independence

CarmelFest Recycling %copy; Margot GibsonIndiana has one of the highest per capita trash in the country.  Recycling avoids the landfill as well as saves energy and resources.  Recycling aluminum saves a whopping 95 percent of the energy needed to produce aluminum from bauxite ore, according to the Aluminum Association.

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Recycling bins a big help at CarmelFest, district event
CarmelStar.com Posted: July 16, 2009

I would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the CarmelFest Committee and the Carmel Arts & Design District for providing recycling trash bins to patrons of CarmelFest and Rock the District.

Most of us purchase drinks in convenient disposable plastic bottles and aluminum cans at these outdoor events. In the past, this presented a dilemma for the recycling enthusiast: either lug around the empties to recycle at home or conveniently, but unhappily, throw them out at the event.

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Report: Climate change hits home for Indiana

Massive report maps what's here, what could come

Warmer winters, more frequent heavy rainstorms and a longer growing season -- Indiana already is feeling the impact of climate change, according to a massive new federal report.

The report highlights changes that could benefit Hoosiers, such as more productive farms, as well as those that pose serious risks, such as more flooding....

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CARMEL TEEN GROUP WINS $10,000 GRANT

By Chelsie Lanning

Current in Carmel

Last week, local youth environmental group Carmel Area Roots & Shoots was named one of the five winners of the nationwide Clorox Green Works “Green Heroes” grant contest. The group was among 10 national finalists, whose entries were posted online at the Clorox Web site. Open voting has been open since Jan. 15 for the contest. The top five vote-getters received $10,000 grants....

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CGI HELPS START CARMEL GREEN TEEN GRANT PROGRAM

 

Carmel Green Initiative assisted local environmental youth group, Carmel Area Roots & Shoots to win $10,000 from Clorox Green Works.  Funds will be used to start the Carmel Green Teen Micro-Grant Program to fund youth led environmental groups.  CGI board members will help mentor the youth board in partnership with United Way Youth As Resources.

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GREEN WORKSTM NATURAL CLEANERS ANNOUNCES LOCAL TEEN GROUP IS WINNER OF GREEN HEROES GRANT PROGRAM
Carmel Green Teen Micro-Grant Program Wins $10,000 in Funding 
for Environmental Project

OAKLAND, Calif., April 22, 2009 - Just in time for Earth Day, the makers of Green WorksTM natural cleaners today announced the Carmel Area Roots & Shoots' Green Teen Micro-Grant Program as one of five winners of its Green Heroes Grant Program. Through this program, the Green Works team is awarding five grants of $10,000 each to help eco-friendly community projects across the country grow and flourish.

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