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This month the Irvington Green Initiative will continue to bring the greenest Indianapolis has to offer by presenting Renee Sweany. Renee is the Queen of Green. She's the Co-Founder of Green Piece Indy, The Founder of Rush Hour Recycling, the Author of the Ask Renee column in Indiana Living Green Magazine and the Sales and Brand Manager for PACT Apparel.

Do you have a Green question? Renee's the one to ask.

Come hear about the inspirational journey Renee is on as she carves out a Green living in Indianapolis.

Join us, bring a friend and help us celebrate sustainability in business, congregations, neighborhoods, homes and lives.

Local and Social; an hour of Green with Friends and Neighbors.

Brought to you by Spotts Garden Service, Irvington Development Organization and the Irvington Green Initiative.
Everything Green
Tue, February 26, 2013, 6:00 PM
Black Acre Brewing Co.

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This month the +Irvington Green Initiative will continue our effort to provide a forum for everything 'Green' by presenting Kristin Hess and Laura Henderson. Kristin is the award-winning photographer and graphic designer that brought Food For Thought: An Indiana Harvest to life. Laura is one of the Hoosiers featured in the book. 

Come 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.

Join us, bring a friend and help us celebrate sustainability in business, congregations, neighborhoods, homes and lives.

Local and Social; an hour of Green with Friends and Neighbors.

Brought to you by +Spotts Garden Service, Bookmamas, +Irvington Development Organization and the +Irvington Green Initiative.
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This month the Irvington Green Initiative will continue our effort to provide a forum for everything 'Green' by teaming with the Hoosier Environmental Council and Indiana Citizens' Alliance for Transit to talk about Transit.

Join the discussion of costs, benefits, logistics, timeline, policy and politics. What's your view of mass transit? Do we need it? How should it be funded? What form should it take? Want to know more about the issue and how it's playing out in our State and Federal Governments? Then don't miss the Big Transit Event at the October Green Hour.

Join us, bring a friend and help us celebrate sustainability in business, congregations, neighborhoods, homes and lives.

Local and Social; an hour of Green with Friends and Neighbors.

Brought to you by +Spotts Garden Service, Indiana Citizens' Alliance for Transit, Hoosier Environmental Council, +Irvington Development Organization and the +Irvington Green Initiative.
Big Transit Event
Tue, October 23, 2012, 6:00 PM
5515 E Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

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The Big Transit Event will be two weeks before Election Day. Here's our current list of Elected Officials / Candidates that will be joining us:

Mike Speedy 
Michael Adkins 
John Barnes 
Mary Ann Sullivan
John Barth
Scott Keller

Schedules change and we have an impressive list of maybe's so check back soon to see who else we add.
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Keeping Indianapolis Green and Beautiful the July Green Hour

Tuesday, July 24 - 6pm at Legend - 5614 E Washington Street, 46219

This month we'll continue our effort to provide a forum for everything 'Green' in Indianapolis by bringing Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to you.

KIB has been a great partner for the Irvington Green Initiative and many, many other organizations and projects throughout Indianapolis. Join us for the July Green Hour to learn more about one of the most sustainably-focused groups in our City.

Join us, bring a friend and help us celebrate sustainability in business, congregations, neighborhoods, homes and lives.

Local and Social; an hour of Green with Friends and Neighbors.

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Rachel Carson changed the way we think about the Environment. Join the us for the next Green Hour as we celebrate 50 Years of Silent Spring.

Tuesday, June 19, 6pm at Legend - 5614 E Washington, 46219

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We're 36 hours in and what do we have to show for it? We've had guests ranging from Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard to Author Dan Ferber. We've had Ask A Scientist Night and a panel discussion and political forum on Transit Issues in Indiana. Not a bad start.

Now it's time for the 37th Green Hour ... we'll have a great guest speaker, door prizes, interesting characters and plenty of good times and holiday cheer to go around ... everything you've come to expect in a Green Hour!

Join us and bring all your friends as we celebrate our 3 years of the most popular sustainability forum in Indianapolis.

This month we'll feature Editor, Author, sometimes Comedian and creator of the Climate Reality Chronicals, Jim Poyser. You won't want to miss his engaging and entertaining presentation based on The Climate Reality Project. Join us, welcome Jim and help us celebrate 3 years of the Green Hour!
36 Hours Later
Tue, December 18, 2012, 11:00 PM GMT
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This month the Irvington Green Initiative will continue their effort to provide a forum for everything 'Green' by teaming with the Hoosier Environmental Council to celebrate the White River Festival

Join the discussion of Indiana’s water quality with representatives from the Hoosier Environmental Council, Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter, and Friends of the White River!

Join us, bring a friend and help us celebrate sustainability in business, congregations, neighborhoods, homes and lives.

Local and Social; an hour of Green with Friends and Neighbors.

Brought to you by Spotts Garden Service, Hoosier Environmental Council, Irvington Development Organization and the Irvington Green Initiative.
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Better Bones & Gardens

Tuesday, August 21 - 7pm at Mundell & Associates - 110 S Downey Avenue, 46219

This month we'll continue our effort to provide a forum for everything 'Green' by screening the short film "Better Bones & Gardens."

Thanks to the planning and generous support of Mundell & Associates Environmental Engineers and Spalding & Hilmes Environmental Attorneys you'll enjoy a night of entertainment based around a film about green living, green building, upcycling, recycling, trash, architecture and urban gardening.

You won't want to miss the Refreshments, Live Entertainment, Earth Friendly Projects and Initiatives on display and of course "Better Bones & Gardens."

Join us, bring a friend and help us celebrate sustainability in business, congregations, neighborhoods, homes and lives.

Local and Social; an hour of Green with Friends and Neighbors.

Brought to you by Mundell Associates, Spalding & Hilmes, Spotts Garden Service, Irvington Development Organization and the Irvington Green Initiative.
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Did you receive an email from us this morning? We know we've been lost in space for a while but we're re-establishing contact. 

If you'd like to receive our email updates (or used to but didn't receive today's) drop a quick message to irvingtongreen@gmail.com with the word 'email subscribe' in the subject line.
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Encouraging, Inspiring and Supporting communities to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle.
Introduction

The Irvington Development Organization launched the Irvington Green Initiative in the summer of 2007 as a way to explore the possibility of our neighborhood serving as a pilot neighborhood for then Mayor Peterson’s Indy GreenPrint program.

Since that time, through radical relationship building and forging partnerships with our neighbors, like-minded organizations, local businesses and the City of Indianapolis, we’ve pushed our goal of taking an apolitical, positive approach toward encouraging people to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle to a whole new level.

We’ve transformed from a semi-regular gathering of a few like-minded neighbors to an organization that successfully applies for grant funding, partners with City agencies and local schools and businesses and leverages public and private money in order to execute tangible, award winning projects.

The Irvington Green Initiative:

·       Received the 2011 Neighbor Power! Connecting Communities Award

·       Produced the SkillShare ‘Feast’ival, the largest attended Spirit & Place Festival event in 2010

·       Was a Finalist for a 2011 SustainIndy, Indianapolis Sustainability Award

·       Hosts the monthly Green Hour, the only monthly sustainability forum in Indianapolis

·       Designed and built the Teaching Rain Garden at Irvington Community School

And the story continues …

If you have an interest in learning about sustainability or spreading your green knowledge please contact us for volunteer and engagement opportunities.