City of Carmel Participates in Earth Hour 2009

The City of Carmel encouraged residents and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights, computers, cars and other electronic items as part of Earth Hour 2009 taking place on Saturday, March 28, between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Earth Hour is meant to make a global statement of concern about environmental sustainability and demonstrate commitment to reducing our impact on the environment.

Carmel “green” teen group is $10,000 “Green Heroes” grant finalist

Carmel Area Roots & Shoots needs your online votes!

The local youth environmental/humanitarian group, partnered with the Carmel Green Initiative, is one of ten national finalists in the Clorox GreenWorks "Green Heroes" grant contest to promote the growth of eco-friendly community projects across the country.

Until April 10, anyone over age 18 can vote online daily at for their favorite projects.  If the Carmel "green" teen group receives enough votes, they will win $10,000 to help make Carmel a greener community.

Carmel's "No Idle Policy"
Sunday, 24 August 2008 23:00

Hamilton County was added to the EPA's list of counties in Indiana that failed to meet federal air-pollution standards.  Mayor Brainard responds with an executive order to reduce city vehicle emissions...

Carmel Green Initiative supports Mayor's "No Idle Policy"
Press Release PDF

According to City Engineers...
Roundabouts save an average of
  • 24,000 gal of gasoline per year
  • 228 tons CO2 annually (~19# CO2 per gal)
  • ~ $96,000 annually ($4/gal)
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