September 2023 Newsletter


Here are some green happenings…

Dr. Gabe Filippelli
Join us on Thurs, Sept. 14, 6 p.m. at the Carmel Clay Public Library to hear from Indiana’s top climate scientist about how to build sustainable and resilient communities.  Dr. Filippelli, Executive Director of Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute, will be talking about the new book, “Climate Change and Resilience in Indiana and Beyond.” You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase an autographed copy, proceeds go to ERI. Learn more and RSVP  

Solar 101
Solar is the cleanest energy you can get and one of the best ways to fight climate change. Learn how the Hamilton County Solar Co-op makes it easy to go solar at a group price and with a vetted solar installer! Also learn how to take advantage of the 30% tax credit offered through the Inflation Reduction Act.  The last day to join the 2023 Solar Co-op is Oct. 30th. Click here to RSVP for the Sept 18, 6:30 p.m. webinar  

Nature-Based Climate Solutions
On Thurs, Sept 28, 7 p.m., join the SWSycamore Land Trust and Citizens Climate Lobby for a free virtual lecture with Dr. Kimberly Novick, Professor, Paul H. O’Neil Chair, Fischer Faculty Fellow and Director of the Ph. D. Program in Environmental Sciences at Indiana University. Dr. Novick will discuss the opportunities and pitfalls surrounding nature-based climate solutions in Indiana and beyond, including reforestation, improved forest management and cover cropping. Learn more and register.

Are we prepared for extreme heat?
Extreme heat is a silent killer and heat waves are projected to get hotter and last longer. If we don’t stop burning fossil fuels, Indiana is projected to have as many as 2 months over 95oF by mid-century compared to the historical baseline of just 2 days.  Learn more about extreme heat preparedness, and how communities can prepare for extreme heat.

Easy Ways to Go Green
Make sustainability your top priority to protect the future for our kids and grandkids!  Everything we do impacts our earth in some way. Change habits that will improve our environment. We can do this together!  Here’s how to calculate your household carbon footprint and some easy ways to go green.

Leslie Webb
Carmel Green Initiative 
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