Events
Sustainable Living Seminar: Lethal Seas
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015     LethalSeas2
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Carmel Clay Public Library
55 4th Avenue Southeast, Carmel, IN 46032

A deadly recipe threatens the survival of countless creatures throughout Earth’s oceans:  carbon dioxide.  With carbon emissions sharply rising, this silent killer is entering the seas at a staggering rate, raising the ocean’s acidity.  As a result, the skeletons and shells of marine creatures that form the foundation of the web of life are dissolving.  Can experts crack the code of a rapidly changing ocean before it is too late?  Come see “Lethal Seas” to hear what is happening and what we can do to prevent it.

After the viewing of "Lethal Seas", oceanography professor, Bill Gilhooly, Department of Earth Sciences at IUPUI, will highlight a few points about ocean acidification, and answer your questions.  As a follow-up action, we'll  discuss ways we can help by reducing our carbon emissions.

This program is part of The White River Festival. River waters eventually lead to the ocean. Actions we take to protect the oceans from acidification will also protect the White River from global warming, mercury pollution and acid rain. Click here to see other White River Festival events.

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ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

  • Predicting Future Oceans This report published in the journal Science compared the future of the oceans under two climate change scenarios. In one scenario, we limit atmospheric warming to two degrees by 2100, as outlined by the Copenhagen accord. In the other, we continue with the current high CO2 emissions, which researchers say would cause a five-degree increase in atmospheric temperatures. They say if warming continues unchecked, fish will migrate away from their current habitats 65 per cent faster, resulting in changes to biodiversity and ecosystem functions. In addition, the acidity of the world’s oceans, as measured by pH, is likely to decrease by 0.33 units by the end of the century, a rate that is unprecedented over the past millions of years.  The report is intended to inform discussions at the upcoming 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.
  • Contrasting futures for oceans and society from different anthropogenic CO2 emissions scenarios Science, July 3, 2015 - "The management options to address ocean impacts narrow as the ocean warms and acidifies. Consequently, any new climate regime that fails to minimize ocean impacts would be incomplete and inadequate."

 
Oppose HB 1143 'No-More-Stringent-Than' Bill

2014 Legislativie Session

Help Stop a Bad Bill that Would Weaken Indiana's Ability to Protect Public Health and the Environment.

Carmel Green Initiative has joined with the Hoosier Environmental Council and others in opposition to HB 1143 Environmental Rules and Standards.

Also known as the "No-more-stringent-than" bill, HB1143 would make it illegal for Indiana’s Executive Branch to pass policies that are tighter & better for public health and the environment than what the U.S. EPA does.

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BILL STATUS

HB1143, authored by Rep. David Wolkins, is dead for the session. Having passed out of the House 68-28, HB1143 was heard  at  Senate Environmental Affairs, but not voted on, effectively killing the bill for the 2014 session.  
Sen. Schneider, R-Carmel, Indianapolis, sits on this committee.

  • Sen. Ed Charbonneau, Chair, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Sen. Jean Leising, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Sen. Philip Boots, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Sen. Douglas Eckerty, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Sen. Susan Glick, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Sen. Travis Holdman, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Sen. Scott Schneider, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • Sen. Mark Stoops, D, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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  • Sen. Lonnie Randolph, D, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
 
Hamilton County Green Congregations Clergy Invitational

Carmel Green Initiative and the Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light hipl_logo_transparenthave partnered to reach out to congregations in Hamilton County. Our goal is to connect the faith community in Hamilton County on the issue of Creation Care through education and network opportunities, and to help congregations actively care for Creation with green project ideas and support from congregations doing similar work.

 

 

CLERGY INVITATIONAL

Hamilton County faith leaders are invited to join us at one of these free informational meetings to learn more.

✴ Breakfast Monday March 9th 8:30-9:45 a.m. at LaPeep Restaurant, Hamilton Crossing Center, 12213 North Meridian St, Carmel, or

✴ Luncheon Tuesday, March 10th 12:00-1:15 p.m. at Chuy’s Mexican Restaurant, Hamilton Town Center, 14150 Town Center Blvd., Noblesville.

Registration is required. Please RSVP and tell us a little about your congregation’s interest in caring for Creation.

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We hope you will join in a discussion of how Hamilton County congregations act on behalf of God's Creation, the poor, and future generations.

"At Englewood Christian Church in Indianapolis restoring the environment lines up with the church's broader mission - to reclaim lives, its neighborhoods, and now the Earth.  At  Beth-Shalom, a Bloomington synagogue, concern for the Earth is drawn from God's admonition in Genesis to tend and till the Earth."  Testimony from two of many Indiana congregations tells how their Earth care missions are energizing their people to actively participate in vital ministries for today's world.

CLERGY INVITATIONAL PROGRAM

  • Rev. Dr. Patricia Tull, Professor Emerita of Old Testament at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary and author of Inhabiting Eden: Christians, the Bible, and the Ecological Crisis - will speak briefly on the scritural and spiritual reasons for attention to God's Creation especially at this time in history.
  • Brief introduction to energy saving tools and techniques to congregations (at no or nominal cost) through HIPL.
  • Brief presentation of survey results - What is the current state of Creation Care in Hamilton County.

We know you are mindful of environmental issues, and we repect your judgment of how to best encourage your people to care for Creation. After this meeting, if you think involvement in this project could benefit your congregation, we will ask you to identify a congregant leader to work with this forming group.  There is not charge or membership fee to belong to this group.

For more information or questions, please contact Rev. Dennis Shock, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (317) 690-4412.

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Creating a Drought Tolerant Yard Workshop
Sat. Feb. 8, 2014   Hamilton_County_Soil_and_Water_Conservation_District
9 a.m. - Noon
Cool Creek Nature Center
2000 E. 151st St. Carmel, IN 46033
Cost: $10 per household
This is a Backyard Conservation program.

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Does the stress of summer drought periods take its toll on your yard?  Join HCSWCD for expert advice on how to prepare and manage for a healthy and beautiful landscape all summer long!

Sessions include:

9-9:50- Adapting your Landscape to a Changing Climate
Presented by: Kevin Tungesvick, Restoration Ecologist at Spence Restoration Nursery

10- 10:35- Trees, Shrubs, and Drought (species selection & care)
Presented by: Kathryn Mascaro, Hamilton County Master Gardener

10:35- 10:50- Water Catchment & Storage Ideas
Presented by: Claire Lane, Hamilton County SWCD Backyard Conservation Coordinator

11-11:50- Irrigation and Turf Management
Presented by: John Orick, Purdue Dept. of Hort. & Landscape Architecture

11:50-12:30- TENTATIVE Open Question and Answer Session
Take this time to get questions about YOUR lawn answered by our presenters.

This workshop is $10 per household (must reside at same address).
Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to guarantee your spot.

Questions? Contact Claire Lane at 317-773-2181
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Registration and payment options:

Mail registration form & check: Submit this REGISTRATION FORM & your check to address provided.

Online registration & credit card: http://droughtworkshop.eventbrite.com

 

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