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City of Carmel Participates in Earth Hour 2009

The City of Carmel encouraged residents and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights, computers, cars and other electronic items as part of Earth Hour 2009 taking place on Saturday, March 28, between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. Earth Hour is meant to make a global statement of concern about environmental sustainability and demonstrate commitment to reducing our impact on the environment.

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Carmel “green” teen group is $10,000 “Green Heroes” grant finalist

Carmel Area Roots & Shoots needs your online votes!

The local youth environmental/humanitarian group, partnered with the Carmel Green Initiative, is one of ten national finalists in the Clorox GreenWorks "Green Heroes" grant contest to promote the growth of eco-friendly community projects across the country.

Until April 10, anyone over age 18 can vote online daily at www.greenworkscleaners.com/greenhero for their favorite projects.  If the Carmel "green" teen group receives enough votes, they will win $10,000 to help make Carmel a greener community.

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Carmel's "No Idle Policy"
Sunday, 24 August 2008 23:00

Hamilton County was added to the EPA's list of counties in Indiana that failed to meet federal air-pollution standards.  Mayor Brainard responds with an executive order to reduce city vehicle emissions...

Carmel Green Initiative supports Mayor's "No Idle Policy"
Press Release PDF

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ARE ROUNDABOUTS GREEN?
According to City Engineers...
Roundabouts save an average of
  • 24,000 gal of gasoline per year
  • 228 tons CO2 annually (~19# CO2 per gal)
  • ~ $96,000 annually ($4/gal)
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