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.
SPRINGFIELD | The next time Gov. Pat Quinn feels cooped up in the Executive Mansion, he can simply look out his window for support.
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…
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…
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.
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.
Scrap Metal Services LLC has bought auto parts scrap yards in Gary, Lake Station, Westville and DeMotte.
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.
A Gary-based energy company has bought a power plant in New York.
A local steelmaker has been recognized for an ongoing environmental initiative that has helped restore wetlands and control native species in Northwest Indiana.
CHICAGO | People might picture steel mills as dirty, smoke-belching factories, but that's not the modern-day reality.
If it's hard to teach old dogs new tricks, teaching old gardeners might be tricky.
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.
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