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Carmel Youth Groups To Be Awarded Funding for Green Projects

March 27, 2010 - Five Carmel youth groups have an early jump on Earth Day this year, as they receive funding for their local environmental projects. In a ceremony to be held at the City of Carmel Japanese Gardens on Saturday, March 27 at 10 A.M., the youth-driven Carmel Green Teen Micro-Grant Program will be awarding checks to five youth groups to fund their volunteer eco-friendly projects. Mayor Jim Brainard will join them to support them in their commitment to community service and to the environment.

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Carmel Community Participates in Earth Hour 2010

On Earth Hour, March 27, 2010 at 8:30 p.m. local time, hundreds of millions of people in 4,000 cities across 125 countries came together by doing something quite simple— turning off non-essential lights and electrical equipment for one hour.  In what was the largest public demonstration in history, the event symbolizes that by working together, each of us can make a positive impact in addressing climate change, protecting our future and that of future generations.  View videos from around the world.

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Student Club named Lugar Energy Patriot

Carmel GreenLightsThe Green Lights Club at Carmel High School called on neighborhoods to ‘green-up’ for Earth Day 2010 by switching their post lights to a compact florescent light. These dusk-to-dawn lights are on all night long and are used for over 4,250 hours every year. Switching to a CFL can save homeowners $20 per year and reduce their carbon footprint by 400 pounds annually. Five switched post lights would add up to 2,000 pounds or 1 ton of CO2 emissions saved.

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Welcome to the Earth Hour – Earth Day Art Contest

Earth Hour / Earth Day Art Contest

Carmel Green Initiative developed the Earth Hour -Earth Day Art Contest with support throughout the community.  Special thanks to CGI's Energy Subcommittee. The Energy Subcommittee is dedicated to creating awareness of the benefits of energy conservation and energy efficiency. The Energy Subcommittee supports the Carmel Clay School District’s Energy Conservation Program which has saved the school district over $9 million in energy savings since 1995. This energy savings is equivalent to removing over 13,000 cars off the road. To join the Energy Subcommittee, contact Leslie Webb.

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Carmel Green Teen Program Awards First Micro-Grants in Fall 2009

On November 12, 2009, the youth-driven Carmel Green Teen Micro-Grant Program awarded checks totalling $2,950 of its Mayor Brainard at the ceremony$10,000 in grant money to five local youth groups to fund their volunteer eco-friendly, green projects. At the ceremony, Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard congratulated the participants and supported their commitment to community service and to the environment.

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