Upcoming Sustainable Living Seminars

Recycling Made Easy

Thursday, May 4, 2023 6-7:30 p.m.

Carmel Clay Library


When it comes to recycling, everyone has a part to play.  When we all work together we can make sure recyclable materials don’t end up in our lakes and landfills. 

Republic Services believes in the preservation of a Blue Planet, a cleaner, safer and healthier world where people thrive… not just for today but for generations to come.   Craig Lutz, Republic Services, Manager of Municipal Sales, will talk about this valuable service they perform. 

Leslie Taljaard, Director of Hamilton County’s Household Hazardous Waste Center, will also talk about the recyclables and household hazardous waste that her facility collects from Hamilton county residents.  She will also give some statistics on waste and recycling in Hamilton County.


Previous Sustainable Living Seminars

2023 Mid-Session Legislative Update & Call to Action

Thursday, February 9, 2023 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Carmel Clay Public Library, 425 E. Main St. Carmel 

The 2023 legislative session begins on January 9th.  Hear a “mid-session” report from Tim Maloney, Senior Policy Director of the Hoosier Environmental Council.  HEC is Indiana’s largest environmental policy organization, which works to improve environmental health, protect land & water, and advance the sustainable economy.  Tim will discuss major environmental, climate, and energy bills, and how you can take action to make a positive impact! 





Thursday, June 16, 2022   7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   

Midtown Plaza, 365 Monon Blvd, Carmel

Motivated by his 4-year-old daughter and concern for the planet she will inherit, Damon Gameau, Australian award-winning director (That Sugar Film, 2015) and actor, embarks on a global journey to meet innovators and changemakers to discover what the future of the planet could look like by the year 2040 if we embraced the best solutions already available to us, and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.

Guided by the voices of 100 child interviewees aged between 6 and 11 who describe the kind of world they would like to see by the year 2040, Damon draws on the best minds from around the world to focus on climate, economics, technology, civil society, education, agriculture and sustainability to conjure a positive portrait of what ‘could be’ instead of the current dystopian future we are so often presented.

Aimed at a broad audience including children and their families, Gameau blends traditional documentary with dramatized sequences and high-end visual effects to show how these solutions – including seaweed farming, empowering girls and women with education, automated vehicles and decentralized, renewable energy systems – could regenerate the world for future generations.