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…

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…

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.

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…

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…