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The Long Walk

The Long Walk

Talk is cheap.  Walking the walk is much harder.  Brad Morton has been walking the walk on solar energy as long as anybody in the state.  In fact, Morton Solar is one of the three oldest solar energy companies in Indiana and has completed more projects than any other in the state.  Brad grew up in Indiana coal country and witnessed firsthand the health and environmental consequences of coal.  He later went on to obtain degrees in both electrical and mechanical engineering, and also holds master electrician licenses in three states.  With all of these degrees and certifications, it would…
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Time to reTHink How Much Waste We Create

Time to reTHink How Much Waste We Create

This article appeared in the Tribune Star March 6, 2016 A new environmental organization has bloomed in Terre Haute: reTHink is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that offers education and support to local businesses, organizations and individuals with the goal to reduce the amount of trash hauled to the landfill. The organization is the brainchild of Shikha Bhattacharyya. “We don’t have mandatory recycling in Terre Haute. A lot of places do not recycle. There is a lot of food waste. There is no composting facility in town. Overall the amount of trash that we generate is huge, and we want to…
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Paris is always a Good Idea

Paris is always a Good Idea

Audrey Hepburn said that and I believe it’s true. And this time, I think COP21 was a good idea. It’s taken me some time to pull coherent thoughts about what I learned from my week at the largest, most ambitious global climate conference ever hosted. I think I came home overflowing with things I desperately wanted to share with people and discuss with everyone. Some of them were hard truths, criticisms, and frustrations but many were exciting, horizon-expanding ways we look at sustainability and thus climate change mitigation and adaptation. The word “decarbonize” was on everyone’s lips in Paris last…
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“Dear Anna and Alex” – A Letter to My Grandchildren

“Dear Anna and Alex” – A Letter to My Grandchildren

[Our State Coordinator, John Gibson, wrote this letter to his Grandchildren for his #366DaysOfClimate day of action] Dear Anna and Alex: At ages 21 and 17, the two of you stand on the brink of a precarious future. No other generation before you has faced so much potential chaos or so much potential bliss. For your sake and the sake of our planet home, I am committing my remaining days to doing everything I can to make your future happy and healthy. The Paris Climate Agreement has been signed. It is an unprecedented convergence of global intention. It is not…
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Poetry: “Clean Water”

Poetry: “Clean Water”

  CLEAN WATER   If clean water was gold, We’d save it or hide it until we got old.   Instead we use it recklessly on things that don’t grow, Like washing cars, leisurely bubble baths or a private swimming hole.   This life giving natural resource is essential to sustain life. People, animals, plants and trees must have it to survive.   Without water everything dies and that includes you and me. Use every drop of water consciously and purposefully or tomorrow it will not be.   -by Judy Voss 12-15-2015