• Free Home Energy Assessment
    Find ways to save energy costs and reduce your environmental impact. A FREE home energy assessment is easy, cost effective and a key step in going green.  Plus, you'll be entered to win a $25 prize when you have a energy assessment done on your home. We'll draw 1 winner for every 10 assessments, so your chances to win are pretty good. Read more.

  • Hamilton County Master Gardener's Annual Plant Sale
    Saturday, May 17, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds - Exhibit Hall.  These are plants grown by Master Gardeners and include free gardening information and expert planting advice.  There are also native trees for sale. Don't miss it! Big box stores routinely use systemic pesticides in their garden centers and should be avoided when possible.
  • President appoints Mayor Brainard to Climate Task Force
    President Obama established a Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience to advise the Administration on how the federal government can better respond to the needs of communities nationwide that are dealing with the impacts of climate change. The Task Force members include state, local and tribal leaders from across the country.  Read more.
  • Button_MassTransit_do_you_supportMass Transit Poll: Do you support mass transit? Your input will be shared with Indiana state legislators.  
    Take the mass transit poll

  • .Polar Ice Melting Faster than Expected
    A new study published in 'Science' found the ice in Greenland is melting five times faster than in the early 90s, contributing to rising seas. Read more.
  • Citywide Trash & Recycling Program Trash_Recycling_Program_in_blue
    Holiday reminder: Trash pick-up will be delayed one day for Tuesday through Friday pick-ups due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Monday pick-ups you are not affected by this. Your pick-ups will be the same. See calendar Read more ...
  • Lend-A-Bin - No matter how Lend-a-Bin5
    big or small, we're happy to provide you with recycling bins for your next event. Read more.


  • Video by Karl and Vaughn Niemiec explains the impacts of having more than one trash hauler in your neighborhood. Read more.
  • Indiana Living Green IndianaLivingGreen-CMYK
    highlights Carmel's broad community effort to go green. The article provides an overview of green initiatives at City Hall and throughout Carmel. Great job everyone! Read article.

  • Poison Ivy and Climate Change According to the Wall Street Journal, research indicates that poison ivy has gotten much nastier, faster growth, hardier plants due to rising ambient carbon dioxide levels. Leaf size and nasty oil content are way up thanks to a 33% increase in CO2 in only 50 years...
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