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…

Book Discussions at Living Lightly, by Melinda Messineo

Read any good books — with a group — lately? Often during summer we feel we can take the time to attend a book club meeting or savor that perfect beach read. As a professor of sociology at Ball State University, I regularly have…

New Upcycle Activity

New Upcycle Activity for Everyone! Throughout the day at the Living Lightly Fair, attendees will have the opportunity to create a mural using discarded plastic caps. The mural will grow throughout the day, and once it’s completed, plans are to hang it in the…

Celebrating “Educators for Sustainability”

Please read this article by chairwoman Sheryl Swingley for details about this year’s “Educators for Sustainability” contest. Teachers exhibiting their students’ work are eligible for a $50 supplies certificate, and have a chance to win a $100 supplies certificate! Proposals should be no more than…

Is your medicine cabinet bursting at the seams? Bring unused meds to Living Lightly!

Trying to figure out what to do with that leftover pain-killer from your knee surgery two years ago? Holding on to that five-year-old bottle of unused antibiotics, in case your sinus infection kicks in again? Pharmaceutical disposal is one of the latest hot-button topics…

Green Room Stories

Greenroom Stories Community Podcast What is sustainability, and why is it important to you? “Green Room Stories,” a project modeled after NPR’s Story Corps, records the testimony of Living Lightly patrons to create a snapshot of sustainable living in our community. 2015 contributors: John Vann Susan…

What happened at the 2015 Living Lightly Fair?

[Scroll down for photos.] Even though a thunderstorm rolled through Muncie the morning of the Ninth Annual Living Lightly Fair this fall, the event still attracted more than 1,900 attendees, including more than 125 volunteers who helped to make the fair a smooth-running event….

The Star Press Sustainability Op-eds out now!

Want to hear about how people in our community are living lightly? Check out these op-ed pieces in the Star Press!   Living lightly? Then tell your story. – by Sheryl Swingley Water sustains and connects all of us. – by Adam J. Kuban…

Celebrating artists for sustainability – proposals due Aug. 24

“The artist and the photographer seek the mysteries and the adventure of experience in nature.” – Ansel Adams When words fall short, artists fill between the lines of communication with messages in nonverbal media. Living Lightly is excited to explore local and regional artists who support a…

Forget about saving the world, by Jim Poyser

Steve Hallett, a professor of botany at Purdue University, annoys a lot of people both in and out of the environmental activism community. His basic philosophy, which is boldly and entertainingly laid out in his book The Efficiency Trap, is simply this: “Stop trying to save…