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Ride for the Mounds
Clean Power Plan
Hoosier State Train
White River Festival
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Register for GTS 2015!

Registration is now open for HEC's Greening the Statehouse event!

When: Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 9:00 to 3:00

Where: University of Indianapolis

This event is open to the public. Early bird pricing is only available for a limited time. Don't miss out!
Become an HEC Green Business Supporter

Thank you to our newest HEC Green Business Supporters! We encourage you to support those green businesses that share in our mission to make Indiana a better place to live, breathe, work and play!

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Is your business fostering cleaner water and air, promoting sustainable & local food, investing in clean energy & 21st century transportation, and other green-minded activities? Learn how to
Sign Up for Ride for the Mounds!  

Join us for the Ride for the Mounds bicycle adventure on September 19th to learn more about the proposed Mounds Greenway, a riverside park and trail that would connect Anderson and Muncie. Three ride lengths -- 15, 25, and 45 miles are available depending on your skills and fitness. The first 50 people signing up get a free, non-BPA water bottle courtesy of Kirk's Bike Shop in Muncie. Register today!

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Get ready to like and retweet -- the Mounds Greenway now has dedicated Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages! Visit them often for the latest Greenway news and events.

Also - tune in to 90.1 FM WFYI public radio at 1 p.m. this Thursday, September 3rd, to listen to a special, live, 1 hour radio call-in episode of the "No Limits" program dedicated to the Mounds Reservoir and Mounds Greenway! HEC's senior policy director, Tim Maloney, will be on the air. Let's get a great discussion going by calling in, Tweeting, and emailing the show. You can call WFYI once the show starts at (866) 476-3881; you can also submit comments via Twitter (#nolimitswfyi), Facebook, and e-mail.
Talk to Your State Legislators about the Clean Power Plan!

The Clean Power Plan is the nation's most ambitious initiative to address climate change; it would lead to a nearly one-third reduction in carbon pollution from power plants by 2030. In the backdrop of devastating drought and wildfires in the West, and floods that have cost at least a half a billion dollars in damage in Indiana alone, the signs of climate change seem to be already here in the US.

Regardless of what you might think of your state representative or state senator, the future is in their hands when it comes to Indiana's response to climate change: they decide policies related to coal, renewables, and energy efficiency. And lawmakers set the funding levels for climate adaptation strategies, from forest protection to buffers along waterways. Take a moment to meet your state legislators to tell them about the Clean Power Plan (CPP). Tell them about why it's needed, what the goal is, and how Indiana can benefit from the CPP. Tell them that lawmakers can make the CPP into a strategy for reducing electricity bills for families and businesses, since the cheapest way for Indiana to cut carbon pollution is by investing in energy efficiency, and energy efficiency can happen in Indiana in a big way if the Indiana General Assembly adopts an "energy efficiency portfolio standard".

The best time to meet your legislators is now -- when they're not in session. Make this investment for the sake of the children of your world. And share what you learn by writing to us at Thanks for taking action!
Book a Ticket on the Hoosier State Train - A Welcome Alternative to the I-65 Detour

Traffic slow-downs and detours that make a trip to Chicago by car or bus into an ordeal -- due to the closed Interstate 65 bridge -- do not affect the new and improved Hoosier State passenger train. The new service which started August 3rd offers a dining car and Wi-Fi as well as newly remodeled coach cars. Read more about the  Hoosier State here.

You can book your next trip here!
Attend the White River Festival!

The White River Festival is a weeks-long opportunity to celebrate the many treasures that the White River has to offer. This year's theme is "Create" and there are some wonderful events available for residents beginning September 11th and going right on through the 27th. Clean-up opportunities abound for those looking for a chance to volunteer and lend a hand in beautifying the river; informational events will educate those looking to learn more about the river and its benefits; art installations and showings are available for those wanting to see the beauty of the river and its ecosystem through a new lens; plus much more!

HEC's Ride for the Mounds is also a part of the White River Festival - see the e-news article above for more on this great opportunity to shed light on the proposed Mounds Dam's devastating impact, and the leading alternative: the Mounds Greenway.

Please come out for one or more of these fun-filled events and show your support for the preservation and protection of the White River!
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