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DOUG ROSS: Offer fresh ideas to boost recycling

DOUG ROSS: Offer fresh ideas to boost recycling

Solid waste districts will be under the gun soon to boost recycling participation rates. It's embarrassing, frankly, how low they are in some areas.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Quinn keeping chickens at governor's mansion

Quinn keeping chickens at governor's mansion

SPRINGFIELD | The next time Gov. Pat Quinn feels cooped up in the Executive Mansion, he can simply look out his window for support.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am
Quinn keeping chickens at governor's mansion

Quinn keeping chickens at governor's mansion

Herman Lewis, master gardener and chief chicken tender for the Illinois governor's mansion, feeds eight chickens that peck at flowers, recycle plant waste and provide manure for the gardens inside a fenced-in enclosure at the mansion in Springfield, Ill. They're part of an ongoing sustainabi…

May 10, 2014 12:00 am
MINORITY AFFAIRS: NWI has work to do on these 11 principles

MINORITY AFFAIRS: NWI has work to do on these 11 principles

As the welcomed advancement of an ethical framework to guide Northwest Indiana along the path of best practices continues to gain momentum, there are valuable opportunities to incorporate community-defining principles which enhance cultural competency and ensure ethical mandates such as equi…

April 20, 2014 12:00 am
New paper recycling mill is 'job creation on steroids'

New paper recycling mill is 'job creation on steroids'

VALPARAISO | Pratt Industries is investing close to a third of a billion dollars — believed to be the largest business investment in city history — to build the world's most technologically advanced recycled paper mill.

March 18, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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County compost sites to open March 31

The Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, and the Boone Grove site, 400 West County Road 550 South, will open for the season March 31 to give Porter County residents a location to drop off and recycle yard waste from their spring yard cleanups.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

Scrap Metal Services buy local auto parts yards

Scrap Metal Services LLC has bought auto parts scrap yards in Gary, Lake Station, Westville and DeMotte.

February 24, 2014 12:23 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Planning for a healthy, vibrant, sustainable region

More and more communities are focused on integrating strategies and practices that incorporate longer term horizons. The trend is to not only accommodate the needs of today’s residents, but also to plan carefully so future generations are also served.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am

Gary-based energy company buys power plant

A Gary-based energy company has bought a power plant in New York.

November 14, 2013 3:22 pm

ArcelorMittal recognized for environmental efforts

A local steelmaker has been recognized for an ongoing environmental initiative that has helped restore wetlands and control native species in Northwest Indiana.

November 12, 2013 12:00 pm
ArcelorMittal focused on sustainability

ArcelorMittal focused on sustainability

CHICAGO | People might picture steel mills as dirty, smoke-belching factories, but that's not the modern-day reality.

October 02, 2013 1:30 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Mow down improper yard waste

If it's hard to teach old dogs new tricks, teaching old gardeners might be tricky.

May 28, 2013 12:00 am
Sustainability, economic development thrive in Cedar Lake

Sustainability, economic development thrive in Cedar Lake

Cedar Lake is both the literal and figurative center of our community. While this presents several unique challenges for planners, it also presents exciting opportunities for a community to thrive at the intersection of sustainability and economic development.

January 13, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Portage to roll out new trash, recycling system

PORTAGE | Delivery of the new 96-gallon trash and recycling toters is scheduled to begin this week.

January 05, 2013 8:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Rotting garbage generating electricity

Closing a landfill is not as simple as covering the garbage with dirt, planting grass, locking the gate and walking away.

December 24, 2012 12:00 am
Friendly flushing: Water-efficient toilets help make sustainable homes

Friendly flushing: Water-efficient toilets help make sustainable homes

Commode, can, the Oval Office, and the Super Bowl. Throne, pot, loo, John. The royal flush.

December 13, 2012 12:00 am

Steel projects helping boost region's environmental profile

HAMMOND | Kevin Doyle said he began having discussions within ArcelorMittal seven years ago about steps that could be taken to have no process wastewater discharges from facilities into the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal or Lake Michigan.

December 06, 2012 5:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Recycle deposit requirement for containers

What's a good way to recycle more containers? Recycle an old idea.

October 14, 2012 12:00 am
KATHY LUTHER: Valpo turning green at conference today, tomorrow

KATHY LUTHER: Valpo turning green at conference today, tomorrow

Many people recycle, and that is a great green thing to do. Some conserve energy by turning down the thermostats, changing light bulbs and replacing windows when they can. These are great steps individuals can take toward a green future. But there is a lot more we can do together in our citi…

September 27, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo to host 2-day conference on building sustainable towns

The city of Valparaiso and several organizations are hosting a conference Sept. 27 and 28 to discuss ways to implement more "green" practices in communities and also make them healthier and more prosperous.

September 19, 2012 1:00 pm
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