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Next Living Lightly Fair: September 2018 | Minnetrista, Muncie, IN

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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 natural environment.   Thanks to the Audubon Society for selecting Living […]

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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 is aimed to educate East Central Indiana residents about practical ways […]

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Living Lightly Fair at Minnetrista

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

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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 Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities Students conducted an inquiry […]

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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 get involved and have their voices heard. In fact, recognizing children […]

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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 books to choose from are: “The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability – Designing […]

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“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. I spend part of my workdays helping people understand how to […]

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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.

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“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 impacts of climate change on Indiana’s future. The Midwest Heartland is […]

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Living Lightly’s 10th Year, by Barb Stedman

Sometimes mistakes turn out to be blessings in disguise. Case in point:  For those of us who are planning this year’s Living Lightly Fair, a printing error on a street banner has proven to be a nice piece of serendipity. If you drove down McGalliard Road during July and were near the intersection of Wheeling […]

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