SPECIAL EVENT: SOLAR TOUR

Want to see solar power systems in person, see how they work, and talk to the owners, to see what they have to say about their decision to “go solar”? Then join us for this special tour of two businesses and a residence in…

Living Lightly Awarded the Robert H. and Esther L. Cooper Conservation Award

On November 14, Living Lightly was awarded the Robert H. and Esther L. Cooper Conservation Award by the Robert Cooper Audubon Society, which serves East Central Indiana.  The Cooper Award is  the chapter’s highest honor, for overall contributions to, conservation of, and appreciation for the…

10th Annual Living Lightly Fair Pushes Sustainable Lifestyle

The 10th annual Living Lightly Fair will be on Sept. 17 at Minnetrista from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Living Lightly is a free resource fair for sustainable lifestyles, held each September on the Minnetrista campus in Muncie, Indiana, according to livinglightlyfair.org. The event…

Living Lightly Fair at Minnetrista

See Corey Ohlenkamp’s photographs of the 2016 Living Lightly Fair in the Muncie Star Press.

EDUCATORS FOR SUSTAINABILITY

Visit our Educators for Sustainability exhibitors in the Green Marketplace tents and vote for your favorite project!  The instructor of the winning project will receive a $100 certificate to support ongoing sustainability projects. Self-Sustaining Plant Environments Samantha Jane Williams, Student, & Michael Mayfield, Instructor…

Power of youth unleashed at Living Lightly, by Aistė Manfredini

When we think of the world’s influential change makers we don’t often think of children. During the past 20 years, governments and organizations throughout the world have begun to recognize children as citizens in the local and global community, providing them with opportunities to…

Book discussion groups added to Living Lightly Fair

MUNCIE, Ind. — A new feature for this year’s Living Lightly Fair — planned for Sept. 17 at Minnetrista — is book reading groups. Anyone interested is invited to pick one of three books to read before the fair, and then join in discussions during the fair’s 10th anniversary celebration. The…

“Living Lightly: Breaking recycling myths,” by Susan Eichhorn

Recycling is one of those things that most people know is the right thing to do. That doesn’t mean they recycle regularly. It just means they get “it.” They know that it protects Earth and saves resources. But there is much more to recycling….

Greenway could benefit East Central Indiana, by Kelsey Triwedi

Learn about the economic benefit of the proposed Mounds Greenway project in the Muncie Star Press article published on August 7.

“Future forecast for Indiana: Hot,” by Donna Browne

If I say “August,” what do you say to yourself? Boy, it’s hot. How are the farmers’ crops doing? We need rain. “Heat in the Heartland: Climate Change and Economic Risk in the Midwest,” a 2015 report available online, projects the economic and health…