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.
PORTAGE | Delivery of the new 96-gallon trash and recycling toters is scheduled to begin this week.
Closing a landfill is not as simple as covering the garbage with dirt, planting grass, locking the gate and walking away.
Commode, can, the Oval Office, and the Super Bowl. Throne, pot, loo, John. The royal flush.
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.
What's a good way to recycle more containers? Recycle an old idea.
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…
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.
WESTVILLE | Purdue University North Central Campus Shop, operated by Follett Higher Education Group, is instituting a new no-bag initiative aimed at reducing waste to support socially responsible business practices.
These aren't your mama's or your grandma's activists.
When the Chicago design duo Bruce and Stephanie Tharp were selected to create a piece for Newton Vineyard's 2012 Eco-Chic project, the husband and wife pair quickly flew to the Napa Valley winery.
PORTAGE | Real Life Community Church's request to turn a vacant lot into a community garden opened up a can of worms for the city this week.
In 2006, the documentary Who Killed the Electric Car? stunned audiences by revealing that an electric car had been produced, was practical, produced no emissions and was fast—and owners loved it. But, according to the movie's producers, the fleet of leased cars was literally crushed in the A…
MERRILLVILLE | Although there is much debate about the pace American drivers will adopt electric vehicles, Northern Indiana Public Service Co. is investing money in a program to boost the ranks within its service territory.
The Northern Indiana Public Service Co. is expected Thursday to name 350Green LLC as the administrator of a pilot program providing electric vehicle charging stations for residential customers.
VALPARAISO | It has taken about two years for Green Farms Agronomics and Mycology LLC to lay the groundwork to build an indoor vertical farm and produce crops.
A national developer of electric vehicle charging station networks said Thursday it received a contract from NIPSCO to lead a market study that will help determine ideal locations for publicly available charging posts.
One of the major events overshadowed by the din of Occupy Wall Street and the world's persistent economic woes is the growth of the human race to 7 billion people on Oct. 31.
In the Fairmont community near Joliet, Ill., there aren't any streetlights -- or sidewalks. Residents simply walk down the streets.
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