Events
Renewable Energy Forum  SCRenewableEnergyForum2
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
6:30 - 8:30pm
37 Place
2605 E. 25th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46218

Carmel Green Initiative has partnered with Sierra Club and other organizations to present the Renewable Energy Forum.

Join the discussion of renewable energy and energy efficiency, and the role each should play in Indiana's energy future.

The Forum will open with expert insight from a panel of renewable energy professionals:
- Phil Teague, Rectify LLC Solar 
- Sasha Clements and Jason Monroe, Tipmont Solar Garden
- Jeff Cole, Johnson Melloh Solutions, Inc.
- Ray Wilson, Energy Efficiency in Congregations
- Bruce E. Breeden, Ed. S., Telamon

Following the panel, attendees will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with fellow members of the Indianapolis community.

Light refreshments will be available.

See & print event flier

RSVP

 
Trees Rock Video Contest

 

Audrey K., Prairie Trace student won $1000 for her school!
Congratulations to PTE staff and families AND to Audrey Kaul for her
wonderful video that placed 9th in the Trees Rock Contest!
Thanks to all who voted for Audrey's video.

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The SCOTTIES® TREES ROCK! Video Contest was designed to energize kids to get creative and share why they think trees are an important part of our school community and why planting them is beneficial for everyone.

Who: This contest is open to 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students.

Prizes: The winning school will receive $10,000 for an outdoor school project, and the winning student's family will receive a trip to The Grand Canyon or Yellowstone National Park, $5,000 and an Electronic Tablet.

When: Video submissions were due  Nov. 30, 2012.  Judges selected the top 12 finalists for a national online public vote.  Supporters are encouraged to vote every day. Voting ends on Feb 15, 2013.

 

Prairie Trace Finalist

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Audrey K.,
a 5th grader at Prairie Trace Elementary,
wants to help purchase trees
for her school if she wins. Read more

VOTE ONLINE FOR AUDREY'S VIDEO

Click here to see the video and VOTE!

VOTE EVERY DAY UNTIL FEBRUARY 15, 2013

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2014 Photos

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Thanks to Beth Maier for these wonderful photos!!!

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Re-boo Re-wear Re-Scare

Costume Swap
Saturday, October 13, 2012
1 - 3 pm
Cool Creek Nature Center
317-774-2500

Bring an unwanted costume or costume accessory and SWAP it for another one. This is a great way to reuse costumes that no longer fit and save money at the same time
Please note the following

•  Please only bring costumes that are clean and in good condition.
•  Any make-up/face paint donated must be sealed or unused.
•  If you are unable to find a re-used costume you would like to swap
for, you may donate your costume or reclaim your original
costume- if it has not already been claimed by someone else.
•  Feel free to donate costumes without swapping


 
2014 Dynamics Workshop Photos
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Anything With A Plug - Community eWaste Recycling Drive

Saturday, November 17, 2012
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Carmel High School Stadium West Parking Lot

(NW corner of Keystone Parkway & 136th Street)

Mark your calendar for America Recycles Day and responsibly dispose of your old electronic devices. Clean out your house, garage and basement without adding junk and toxins to our landfills. Anything with a plug will be accepted.

Items you may bring include: appliances, computers, TVs, electronics, bicycles, batteries, lawn mowers, cassette and video tapes, cell phones and more. No paint or any household hazardous waste please. $5 fee for mattresses, tube TVs and tube monitors. For a full list, visit http://daoindy.com/drop_off.html

Used books will also be collected and donated to a local non-profit agency.

For large item pickup, contact (317) 375-7788 or email name, address and phone number and description of recyclables to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Charges may apply for item pick-ups.

Tax-deductible donation receipts are offered for many items.

Carmel High School and Carmel Area Roots and Shoots Club are working with DAO Recycling and Carmel Utilities to host this event.

For more information about this event contact Sue Maki at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 317-571-2673.
 
White River Clean-Up

September 2016 - The City of Carmel and neighboring communities invite you to  the 22nd Annual White River Clean-Up on  Saturday, September 10th, 8 a.m. to Noon. This will be Carmel’s 12th year participating in the event.  Volunteers will remove trash from the White River in an effort to make a difference in our community and improve water quality.

For more information, visit www.whiterivercleanup.org.

 

 

 



 

September 2015 - The City of Carmel and neighboring communities invite you to join us on  Saturday, September 12th, for the 21st Annual White River Clean-Up.  This will be Carmel’s 11th year participating in the event.  Volunteers will remove trash from the White River in an effort to make a difference in our community and improve water quality.

Volunteers can register on-site the day of the event, but all groups should pre-register by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Volunteers will be provided with clean-up supplies, water, lunch, and a White River Cleanup T-shirt (while supplies last).  Volunteers are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes and old clothes that can get dirty and wet.  Volunteers can meet at one of two locations:

Carmel (317.571.2441) / Fishers (317.567.5056) Location:

8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
14556 River Road, Carmel, IN
(River Road - ½ mile south of 146th Street on east side of Road)

Noblesville Location (317-770-5132):

The Moose Lodge at 950 Field Drive (near SR-19), Noblesville, IN
8:00am to 12:00pm

It is important for the City of Carmel to participate in this opportunity to protect the White River as a natural resource and bring awareness to storm water pollution prevention. Residents are encouraged to support and participate in the City’s efforts to preserve and protect the environmental beauty and recreational value of the White River and other waterways so that they may be enjoyed by future generations.

Additionally, Mayor Jim Brainard has declared the week of September 6th-12th “Water Awareness Week”.  In observance of “Water Awareness Week,” the City reminds residents to please:

  • Refrain from dumping anything into a ditch, stream, or storm drain, including yard waste.
  • Clean up and properly dispose of pet or animal waste.
  • Use a soil test to determine your lawn’s fertilizer needs and consider the use of phosphorus free fertilizers.
  • Use bug, rodent, algae, and weed killers sparingly and according to the label.
  • Wash your car at a full or self-service car wash instead of your driveway.
  • Direct swimming pool and spa filter backwash into the sanitary sewer.
  • Report any illegal dumping into storm drains or waterways to the City of Carmel Engineering Department at 317-571-2441 (within city limits and during normal business hours), or IDEM’s 24-hour hotline at 1-888-233-7745.

For more information and tips, please go to http://www.carmel.in.gov, click on Departments, Storm Water Management, and then Storm Water Program.  If you can’t make the cleanup, consider attending one of the many White River Festival events throughout September promoted by Carmel’s education partner, the White River Alliance.  The Festival lineup can be found at http://whiteriverfestival.org/.

 

 



 

September 2014 - The City of Carmel and neighboring communities invite you to join us on  Saturday, September 13th, for the 20th Annual White River Clean-Up.  This will be Carmel’s 10th year participating in the event.  Volunteers will remove trash from the White River in an effort to make a difference in our community and improve water quality.

Volunteers can register on-site the day of the event, but all groups must pre-register by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Volunteers will be provided with clean-up supplies, water, lunch, and a White River Cleanup T-shirt (while supplies last).  Volunteers are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes and old clothes that can get dirty and wet.  Volunteers can meet at one of two locations:

Noblesville Location:
Hours: 8am to 2pm
The Moose Lodge at 950 Field Drive near SR-19 (317) 776-6353
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Carmel (317.571.2441) / Fishers (317.567.5056) Location:
(Entrance on East Side of Intersection at 106th Street and Hazel Dell Parkway)
Hours: 8:30am to 1:00pm
Hazel Landing Park, 10601 Hazel Dell Pkwy, Carmel, Indiana

It is important for the City of Carmel to participate in this opportunity to protect the White River as a natural resource and bring awareness to storm water pollution prevention.  Residents are encouraged to support and participate in the City’s efforts to preserve and protect the environmental beauty and recreational value of the White River and other waterways so that they may be enjoyed by future generations.

Additionally, Mayor Jim Brainard has declared the week of September 7th-13th “Water Awareness Week”.  In observance of “Water Awareness Week,” the City reminds residents to please:

  • Refrain from dumping anything into a ditch, stream, or storm drain, including yard waste.
  • Clean up and properly dispose of pet or animal waste.
  • Use a soil test to determine your lawn’s fertilizer needs and consider the use of phosphorus free fertilizers.
  • Use bug, rodent, algae, and weed killers sparingly and according to the label.
  • Wash your car at a full or self-service car wash instead of your driveway.
  • Direct swimming pool and spa filter backwash into the sanitary sewer.
  • Report any illegal dumping into storm drains or waterways to the City of Carmel Engineering Department at 317-571-2441 (within city limits and during normal business hours), or IDEM’s 24-hour hotline at 1-888-233-7745.

For more information and tips, please go to the City of Carmel Storm Water website.

 

 

 



 

September 2013 - The City of Carmel and neighboring communities invite you to join us on Saturday, September 14th, for the 19th Annual White River Clean-Up.  This will be Carmel’s 9th year participating in the event.  Volunteers will remove debris from the White River in an effort to make a difference in our community and improve water quality.

Volunteers can register on-site the day of the event, but all groups must pre-register by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Volunteers will be provided with clean-up supplies, water, lunch, and a White River Cleanup T-shirt (while supplies last).  Volunteers are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes and old clothes that can get dirty and wet.  Volunteers can meet at one of two locations:

Noblesville Location:
The Moose Lodge at 950 Field Drive near SR-19 (317) 776-6353
Hours: 9am to 3pm
Carmel (317.571.2441) / Fishers (317.567.5056) Location:
Renner’s Automotive at 8190 E. 146th Street
(NW Corner of 146th and the White River)
Hours: 8:30am to 1:30pm

It is important for the City of Carmel to participate in this opportunity to protect the White River as a natural resource and bring awareness to storm water pollution prevention.  Residents are encouraged to support and participate in the City’s efforts to preserve and protect the environmental beauty and recreational value of the White River and other waterways so that they may be enjoyed by future generations.

Additionally, Mayor Jim Brainard has declared the week of September 8th-14th “Water Awareness Week.”  In observance of “Water Awareness Week,” the City reminds residents to please:

  • Refrain from dumping anything into a ditch, stream, or storm drain, including yard waste.
  • Clean up and properly dispose of pet or animal waste.
  • Use a soil test to determine your lawn’s fertilizer needs and consider the use of phosphorus free fertilizers.
  • Use bug, rodent, algae, and weed killers sparingly and according to the label.
  • Wash your car at a full or self-service car wash instead of your driveway.
  • Direct swimming pool and spa filter backwash into the sanitary sewer.
  • Report any illegal dumping into storm drains or waterways to the City of Carmel Engineering Department at 317-571-2441 (within city limits and during normal business hours), or IDEM’s 24-hour hotline at 1-888-233-7745.

For more information and tips, please visit the City’s website at www.carmel.in.gov, click on, Departments, then Engineering, and then Storm Water Information.

 

 


 

Saturday, September 8, 2012
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Carmel Residents will meet at Renner’s Automotive
8190 E. 146th Street
NW Corner of 146th and the White River

Join this community volunteer event to clean-up and take care of our little piece of the White River.  Lunch is provided.  Questions? Call 571-2441   See Event Flier for details


 

 

Schedule your "Free" Home Energy Assessment
before the program ends
on September 30, 2014.

Take advantage
of something you've already paid for
in Rider 66-A on your electric bill.

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As you recall, Indiana lawmakers passed a law (SB340) to end the state’s successful energy efficiency program, making Indiana the first state in the country to do so.  As the Energizing Indiana program winds down, it is only taking appointments until Sept. 30, 2014.

Energizing Indiana helps you find ways to save energy costs and reduce your environmental impact for no charge. 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.

In addition to helpin you lower your energy costs, Energizing Indiana offers an affordable and cost-effective approach to meeting the new EPA carbon standards.

 
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