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Join HEC for the 8th Annual Greening the Statehouse November 14, 2015
Mark your calendars for Indiana's largest annual gathering of environmentally-minded Hoosiers at HEC's Greening the Statehouse on Saturday, November 14, 2015!
If you have attended in years past, you know that this will be an energizing day filled with dynamic speakers and educational breakout sessions. You will learn how to make your voice heard in the community and in our Indiana legislature. You will receive information and education about state environmental issues and opportunity to network with green-minded Hoosiers, businesses and non-profits. We are excited that the University of Indianapolis is generously hosting the event in the Schwitzer Student Center.
If you have not attended before, make this the year! Register now
! For more information or sponsorship opportunities, email Jeni Jenkins
|Tell Senator Donnelly to Embrace the Clean Power Plan|
This week, the White House unveiled the most ambitious plan ever to address climate change, the Clean Power Plan (CPP). The CPP would cut the nation's carbon pollution from power plants by nearly one third by 2030, and cut Indiana's carbon emissions by 38.5% by 2030. Critics of the Clean Power Plan, like Senator Joe Donnelly, claim that the CPP will require "Hoosiers to carry one of the heaviest loads," but the reality is that Indiana has the third weakest goal in the entire 12 state Midwestern region. Rather than resisting the Clean Power Plan, Indiana should embrace it! The CPP is not only about helping Indiana play its part in addressing climate change, but it also sends a strong signal to clean energy installers, manufacturers, and service providers that clean energy is an immense job-generating opportunity for our country and state; in fact, Indiana has the second highest potential for clean energy manufacturing jobs in the U.S.! Urge Senator Donnelly to change his stance on the Clean Power Plan and to lead on addressing climate change (in contrast to Governor Pence's unfortunate position)!
Keep Talking about the Mounds Greenway
Last Monday evening the Chesterfield Town Council agreed to join the Mounds Lake Commission by a narrow 3 to 2 vote, but added an opt-out clause in the event other towns do not join. Daleville and Yorktown will hear public input on their decision whether to join the Commission next week. Urge anyone you know who lives in these communities to reach their town councilors today!
Everyone should also contact Governor Pence to urge his support for the Mounds Greenway instead of the dam and reservoir! Contact information for the town officials and the Governor is available at moundsgreenway.org.
If you're a cyclist, plan to join us for the Ride for the Mounds on Saturday, September 19th at noon. Learn more and register at moundsgreenway.org