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Light Pollution

As kids we do crazy things. The street I grew up on ended with a cul-de-sac. There was hardly ever traffic that traveled down it. My childhood best friend and I would lie in the street and stare up at the stars. Why we couldn’t do this in the grass, your guess is as good as mine. Maybe it was the warmth from the asphalt that made it comfortable. There was a sense of wonder when gazing up toward the moonlight. When alone, I found refuge on the rooftop outside my bedroom window, much like Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology professor…
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Evansville-Area Trails Coalition

  Location:  20 NW Fourth Street, Suite 501, Evansville (Vanderburgh County) 47708 The Evansville-Area Trails Coalition promotes the development, use, and maintenance of an interconnected trail system of greenway corridors, off-road trails, sidewalks, and on-road bikeways for active transportation and recreation throughout the greater Evansville area. Contact Information:  Drew Hays, executive director: (312) 285-9840, [email protected], http://www.evansville-areatrailscoalition.org. Category: 12, 15, 19  

Endangered Species Chocolate

Indulge in a Cause Location:  5846 W 73rd St. Indianapolis, IN 46278 Endangered Species Chocolate was born out of a desire to make an impact on the growing number of plant and animal species that are disappearing from Earth. With interests rooted in a deep love of chocolate making, Endangered Species Chocolate set out in 1993 to source natural, ethically traded chocolate as a carrier for an environmental message. Through the crafting of premium, thoughtfully sourced chocolate, Endangered Species Chocolate generates funds for conservation efforts worldwide. LEED registered building, ethical philanthropy (species, habitat & humanity). Contact Information:  (317) 387-4372 [email protected]

Natural Building Group

Location: Bloomington ECO Center 323 S. Walnut St. Bloomington,  Indiana 47401   The Natural Building Group explores and exchanges information on natural building techniques like the Straw Bale House. They take a different view on creating buildings and structures that use natural materials and techniques, which offers a more sustainable way to construct and create buildings. Contact Information: [email protected] (812)332-8796 http://www.simplycsl.org/nat.html

Newburgh Library

Location:  30 W. Water St. Newburgh, IN 47630 The building’s advanced “green” technologies and eco-friendly architectural design have helped make the Newburg Library Metro government’s first LEED Silver-certified building. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, an internationally recognized green building certification system providing third-party verification that a building was designed and built sustainably and with low environmental impact in mind. The Library’s green features include geothermal heating and cooling, daylight harvesting interior lighting that adjusts depending on the amount of sunlight coming in from outside, and energy efficient windows. A high insulation white roof funnels rainwater directly…
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