Dear HEC Friend,

When it comes to protecting your air and water, several of Indiana's most prominent elected officials are actively opposing common sense solutions.  
That leads to one obvious question that you may ask: "Who's going to stand up for me?"
HEC has and HEC will. It's not a matter of words, but deeds.
Fire at Industrial Waste Processor VIM Recycling
Here's an especially powerful, recent example: A community, just like yours and mine, saw its citizens' lives turned upside down due to a callous polluter. The polluter, an industrial waste processor ironically named VIM Recycling, illegally dumped, processed, and burned thousands of tons of waste just next to this community, with neither local nor state government willing to fight for the people's most basic right to breathe clean air. Our amazing Senior Staff Attorney, Kim Ferraro, stepped up to help, pouring in thousands of hours of time to represent these brave and resilient people. HEC spent significant amounts of money to advance this case -- not charging the community, knowing the constant environmental and financial hardship it was facing. Just a few days ago, we achieved a major legal victory for this community: the federal judge in our case ordered this terrible polluter to compensate the victims for more than a decade of harm.

Help us stand up for you - and be your strong, informed voice in the legislature, in the courts, and in community halls across Indiana.  
Giving this holiday season will stretch your generosity even farther, for every dollar that you give will be matched one for one, thanks to a generous family foundation!
Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season ahead...
With great appreciation for your support of HEC,
JesseTrans Sig final
Jesse Kharbanda
Executive Director
Hoosier Environmental Council
P.S. HEC stands up for you everywhere we go. We'll be your voice at the historic Paris Climate Talks, in which leaders from an unprecedented 195 nations are coming together in Paris, France to reach an international agreement on addressing climate change. Our dynamic Senior Outreach Associate, Amanda Shepherd, will be there from December 7-11. She will be participating in public events, reporting on activities, and lending HEC's voice to calls for action that are so greatly needed. Follow Amanda's journey on HEC's Twitter feed, her personal Twitter and Instagram accounts. Be sure to check follow other Hoosiers who will be there at Indy Climate Team and Earth Charter Indiana. We are grateful to generous private funders for underwriting Amanda's trip.
Have a Green Biz-Mas!

'Twas the month of December, and all through the State
All Hoosiers were stirring, 'tis the season to celebrate.
From Hanukkah to Solstice to Kwanzaa to Christmas,
We hope this year that you'll support an HEC Green Business!

Thank you to our newest and renewed HEC Green Business Supporters!

The Sky is the Limit 

emPowering Progress
The Hoosier State Train (from Indy to Chicago)
Rectify (Indianapolis)

Sowing the Seeds
Mark M. Holeman Inc. (Indianapolis)
Renewable Energy Systems (Northeast Indiana)

Keeping Afloat
Primeline Landscape (Carmel)

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