Change brings new hope, new passion and much gratitude.
Around us nature continually directs us to change and evolve. Seasons change, animals migrate, seeds sprout and grow, waters rage and recede. Change brings freshness, awareness and new focus. NUVO’s acquisition of Indiana Living Green well fits nature’s plan. ILG’s mission to be the “go to” green resource for Hoosiers will change and develop as well.
From the start, Indiana Living Green chose to be local and sustainable. New owner Kevin McKinney along with new editor Jim Poyser will continue and expand this mission. Although torn at leaving my fledgling, I know it is in the good care of people that will nurture its development and influence.
I will surely miss the daily connections with the people that have been instrumental in ILG’s success, including you, our readers, our advertisers and supporters. From your kindest words to your financial backing, your support has been appreciated. Most special thanks goes to editor Betsy Sheldon, who as an unpaid partner guided the local stories you enjoyed. Her gracious and affable style, even as I habitually missed deadlines, made my job a pleasure.
There are many others who deserve recognition for their input and backing, but there is not space enough to list all. Please know that your input has made a difference and was sincerely appreciated. ILG would not have had its image and voice without web designer Margaret Stout, creative designer Paul Wilson, regular contributors Maria Smietana, Wendell Fowler and Jesse Kharbanda. Thanks also to ILG Advisory Board members, Hugh Baker, Bill Brown, Jeff Echols, Deb Ellman, Bert Gilbert, Carey Hamilton, John Hazelett, Grant Jenkins, Jesse Kharbanda, Glenn Livers, Greg Martz and Ellen Michel. Further gratitude goes to Hugh “Red” Baker, who from the start encouraged and supported ILG. He never said no when called on for guidance.
The list cannot end without the mention of three dedicated supporters, my children Jeni Jenkins, Grant Jenkins and Shari Jenkins. Their encouragement and financial and business assistance were instrumental in ILG’s perseverance – and perhaps my sanity – through nearly five years! Hugs to you all.
Enjoy this new issue, support the new owner and editor and please continue to be part of the green wave that is making a sustainable difference in Indiana!