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Jeff Echols
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I saw a beautiful Cooper's Hawk hunting in an urban neighborhood. What about you? What have you seen?
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A wonderful thunderstorm. Very apocalyptic.
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I would use black to describe myself because I'm simple yet complex. How about you? What color would you use?
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Laura Henderson will be one of our 2 Special Guest Speakers at our upcoming Green Hour. Laura is the Founder and Director of the Indy Winter Farmers Market, which has grown to host an average of 50 grower/producer vendors a week, with over 1000 customers through the door each Saturday morning. In 2009, Henderson and Matthew Jose founded Growing Places Indy in an effort to cultivate the culture of food and urban agriculture in Indianapolis. Working with White River State Park, Slow Food Indy, and a host of supporting organizations, Growing Places Indy started the Slow Food Garden at White River State Park in March 2010.

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The +Irvington Green Initiative's  November edition of The Green Hour will be held on Tuesday the 20th. You won't want to miss Kristin Hess, co-contributor to Food For Thought: An Indiana Harvest and Laura Henderson one of 80 Hoosiers featured in the book.

Hear about some of the compelling stories from the book and get an inside scoop on the research and production work that went into the project.

Don't miss Local Feast - Food For Thought!

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Dear Politicians:

Congratulations, you've been elected to serve the People. You have been supported by many and opposed by many. How will you work to serve both? The Constitution charges you with representing the People. It does not mention your Party.

We are asking you to consider the most difficult and complex issues that face our society. 

To borrow from Indianapolis Colts Head Coach Chuck Pagano, it's time to “live in the Vision, not the Circumstance.” It is time to work and create positive change. Be a Visionary. 

We are asking you to Lead; not posture, not campaign. This nation needs effective leadership as much as effective policy. It's up to you now. The People have spoken. How will you answer?

What example will you set for your children and grandchildren? At the end of your term what will the People remember about your work? What legacy will you leave? 

Dear Pundits:

Open dialogue and debate is at the very core of our Republic. However, I submit to you that three party-based strategists arguing across a table from commercial break to commercial break falls far short of the intellectual repartee at the dawn of democracy. 

We do not need help at dividing our country. We need help moving forward together.

We need criticism of the constructive kind. We need decisiveness over derisiveness. Good ideas are not the monopoly of the elected. Share yours and consider other’s. 

Dear Friends and Neighbors:

Many of you have spent the last few weeks voicing your opinions about candidates, policies and process. I respect your right and desire to do so. This is my singular political statement of the season.

The day after Election Day is perhaps one of the most unique days on our cultural calendar. The world did not end last night. It’s likely that some of your candidates won and some of your candidates lost. So it’s a day for rejoicing and it’s a day for mourning. 

Today the decision is yours; is the glass half full or half empty? Will you use this day as inspiration to do just one small thing to make your community a better place for you and your neighbors? Or will you use this day as an excuse to step back and leave the hard work to someone else, to allow your investment and pride in your community, your nation to slip away?

No matter your politics, whether you decide to be part of the solution is solely up to you. What will you do? Will you act as if we are one Nation, work as if we are one Nation? Or will you voice a singular opinion and demand to be right?

Today is a new day, let's make the most of it.
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My favorite time of day is the hour just before the sun rises. How about you? What's your favorite time?
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That blue hour after the sun has gone and the stars are just starting to come out.
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When you're ready to take that off, use this search tool to find a recycling center near you:

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Kristin Hess will be one of our 2 Special Guest Speakers at our upcoming Green Hour. Kristin is the Communications and Program Officer for the Indiana Humanities Council. One of her current responsibilities with the organization is travelling with the Food for Thought exhibit across Indiana and documenting the experience at FoodforThoughtIndiana.org. She is a graduate of Butler University and enjoys bringing a creative perspective to addressing local and global issues. Kristin also enjoys working with Made for Each Other to support Indianapolis community art projects, serving on Butler University’s Young Alumni Board and participating in the Lacy Leadership Association’s “Opportunity Indianapolis” program.

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Every month in Indianapolis, I produce and host the Green Hour. We bring the most relevant, up-to-date and interesting guest speakers to a casual, grassroots atmosphere with the goal of inspiring, informing and providing an open forum for discussing sustainability.

Past guests have included entrepreneurs, local and state level politicians, TV personalities, the Mayor of Indianapolis, authors, scientists, artists and Executive Directors of environmentally focused organizations.

Our December event will be our 37th Green Hour, our 3rd Anniversary Blow Out! All events are free.

MY QUESTION TO YOU: If you were in the Indianapolis area, who would you be excited to meet, interact with, listen to and learn about? Remember, this is our 3rd Anniversary so we want it to be extra special.

Thanks in advance for your input.
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  • Architect of the Internet
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    Architect of the Internet is where I document the good, the bad and the ugly in Social Media … with a focus on the practice of architecture.
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    Management of Design and Construction through Team Building that encompasses every aspect of a project from site selection, to design, to financing, through construction. Development and marketing of the ONE 10 STUDIO brand.
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