Green Resources

Listed below are some green resources related to  Indianapolis and Central Indiana.
(Scroll down to view the various topics)

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American Climate Perspectives
February 2018

"Genders Differ on Climate Attitudes, Impacts and Behavior"

There is a rise in women’s leadership and activism spanning a variety of social and political issues in America today. Last month over one million Americans marched for women’s rights, demanding progress on issues like immigration, healthcare, equity, and climate change. But do women have stronger climate values, and will they rise for solutions? ecoAmerica and Lake Research Partners set out to find these answers in this month's American Climate Perspectives Survey.


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Local Food

Indianapolis Area Farmers' Markets

Indy Local Food Guide - Your guide to local, sustainable & organic food in Central Indiana
Hoosier Harvest Market - Support your local farmers & artisans. Create a local food economy that works for all.
Indy Winter Farmers Market - Open Saturday's until April 28, 2018.

Local Organizations

Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light - Bringing Hoosiers of faith together as stewards of creation.
Disciples Home Mission Green Chalice Information
Indiana Living Green - Raising consciousness about concerns for the environment.
It's My City - A three-year effort designed to leverage civic pride and engage residents in the health of Indianapolis.






Household Composting (Purdue University)
Household Composting with Worms





Green Kids Activities

abc teach
DLTK's Crafts for Kids
E.Z. Green Earth Day Coloring Pages



Recycling & Waste Disposal

Where to Recycle What in Indiana
Residential Recycling (Indianapolis Dept of Public Works)
Indianapolis Tox Drop Sites/Schedule
Recycle Force (electronic & other waste)



Green Gadgets

Belkin Conserve Socket Energy-Saving Outlet with Timer (Save energy, don't
overcharge your cell phone)
Kill A Watt EZ (Measure your electricity usage)


Global Warming

Union of Concerned Scientists on Climate Change
Climate Change: The Forgotten Issue of this Year's Election (NPR "Hidden Brain" Podcast)
Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired To Ignore Climate Change
     (George Marshall, 2015, book referred to in Hidden Brain podcast above)
Open Letter: Business Backs Low-Carbon USA (Accessed 11/19/2016)
Let's Talk Faith and Climate Change - Webinar and PDF on how to talk to people of faith about Global Warming in a way to inspire positive action (featuring Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins).


Things to Read

Resolution Concerning Carbon Neutrality - Disciples of Christ General Assembly Resolution 1724

Pope Francis' Encyclical, Laudato Si' "On Care for Our Common Home" (pdf)

Bahnson, Fred and Norman Wirzba. Making Peace With the Land: God’s Call to
Reconcile with Creation. Downers Grove, IL: Inter Varsity Press, 2012.
Barnes-Davies, Rebecca. 50 Ways to Help Save the Earth: How You and Your Church
Can Make a Difference. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009.
Bittman, Mark. Food Matters A Guide to Conscious Eating: With More than 75 Recipes
New York, NY: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2009.
Hatmaker, Jen. The 7 Experiment: Staging Your Own Mutiny Against Excess . Nashville,
TN: Lifeway Church Resources, 2012.
Jones, Ellis. The Better World Shopping Guide: Every Dollar Makes a Difference .
Gabriola Island, British Columbia: New Society Press, 2015.
Lind, Mary Beth and Cathleen Hockman-Wert. Simply in Season: Recipes that
celebrate fresh, local foods in the spirit of More-with-Less . Scottsdale, PA: Herald
Press, 2015.