While Indiana is replete with great organizations you can join and support, this “Take Action!” section of our web site provides opportunities to act now to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, encourage businesses toward sustainability and inspire others to put stewardship of the environment as the highest priority. If you have any suggestions for “Take Action!” contact Jim at jpoyser@indianalivinggreen.com.

  • Enroll in IPL’s Green Power Option Action: Become a Green Power customer at IPL. This is one of the easiest, quickest ways to make a difference for the planet. Go to the IPL web site and log into your account (create an online account if you don’t have one — then you can save paper by paying your bills on line!). Next, along ...
  • Join Commuter Connect Action: Whether you want to carpool, vanpool or find a bike buddy to ride to work with,Commuter Connect can provide you what you need. Commuter Connect, a service of Central Indiana Regional Transit Association (CIRTA), is all about reducing air pollution and traffic density and thus promoting health in the city through a variety of programs. ...
  • Tell IPL: Invest in a clean energy future for Indianapolis Investing in clean energy would make sense, giving the health impacts of coal, but instead, IPL wants to put in place multi-million dollar upgrades on their aging plant — and make YOU pay for it.
  • Protect our waters from CAFO pollution Indiana is a well known site for Concentrate Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs)–industrial factory farms where animals live in crowded and unsanitary conditions producing massive amounts of waste. This waste is often dumped into cesspools or sprayed onto fields where it invariable turns into runoff and pollutes nearby water systems. The EPA is deliberating a new policy ...
  • Green Dining Who doesn’t love eating out? But if you do it often enough, you may have noticed the amount of waste and excess that go into a night out at your favorite restaurant. But here are a few simple things you can do to reduce your environmental impact while dining out: Actions:  Carry a sheet of aluminum foil ...
  • Ask your favorite weathercaster to educate about climate change If you believe  — as we do — the local broadcast meteorologists are in a perfect position to educate us about climate change, then here’s how you can take action: You can find your favorite weathercaster’s email on his/her website. Email. Make it personal. Tell them you are hungry to learn more about climate change, and ...
  • A Climate Action Plan for Indiana The EPA defines a climate change action plan as “a comprehensive document that outlines a state’s response to climate change, tailored to the state’s specific circumstances.” And Indiana is lacking one.  Amanda Shepherd, a native Hoosier, is out to change that. She’s created an online petition and formed the new group WeCAN (Climate Advocacy Network) to ...
  • Petition for Climate Change Coverage The League of Conservation Voters is petitioning the Big Three Television networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) to provide more accurate and substantial news coverage on climate change.
  • New ToxDrop Program Schedule The City of Indianapolis’ ToxDrop Program, headed by the Indianapolis Department of Public Works, allows citizens to properly get rid of their hazardous household waste. Hazardous waste includes anti-freeze, brake fluid, batteries, drain cleaners, fluorescent light bulbs, glue and adhesives, paints, paint thinner, pesticides, pool chemicals, household thermometers, toilet bowl cleaners, used motor oil, and ...
  • Take Action: Join the Indy Beyond Coal Rally Community leaders and Indy Beyond Coal supporters are aiming to seek 200 clean energy advocates to communicate their desire to move Indianapolis beyond coal.
  • Take Action: Tell Home Depot and Lowe’s to stop selling bee-killing pesticides Many causes – pests, diseases, changing climate – contribute to massive bee deaths, but the class of pesticide known as neonicotinoids (AKA, neonics) is the leading culprit in this crisis.
  • Take Action: Land trust seeks help to stop spread of invasive species They may be beautiful, but several ornamental trees, shrubs and groundcovers are invasive species harming native plants or trees.
  • Tell Google to stop funding climate change deniers! Urge Google executives to stop funding Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okl.), who calls climate change a ‘hoax.’
  • Take Action: Help protect Indiana’s forests Call or write Governor Pence and demand that the timber sale at the Yellowwood State Forest office be cancelled!
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