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More than just a building, IIC is a dynamic community of Central Indiana organizations devoted to transforming the city and changing the world. And you can be part.

Sierra Club: “Energy is changing; we must change too”
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Sierra Club: “Energy is changing; we must change too”

“I came to my work as Senior Campaign Representative for the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign in Indiana because of my concern about the health impacts of the poor air quality in our region due to the high concentration of coal-fired power plants.”

Sierra Club — “Preparing for a post-coal world”
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Sierra Club — “Preparing for a post-coal world”

The EPA proposal would set back deadlines for companies to close improperly lined ash ponds, said Jodi Perras, deputy regional director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign

CHIP — “Merritt says collaboration will be key to solving the city’s biggest problems”
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CHIP — “Merritt says collaboration will be key to solving the city’s biggest problems”

[Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention] has done a really good job of creating the opportunity for information, data, everything where homelessness pervades, but we haven’t activated it.

Covering Kids and Families — “Indiana Suspends Medicaid Work Requirements Amid Lawsuit”
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Covering Kids and Families — “Indiana Suspends Medicaid Work Requirements Amid Lawsuit”

Mark Fairchild is with Covering Kids and Families, which helps people navigate Medicaid and other state health care programs. So far, he says many people haven’t asked about the changing requirements.

Covering Kids and Families — “Report: Indiana’s Children Uninsured Rate Increases For Second Year”
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Covering Kids and Families — “Report: Indiana’s Children Uninsured Rate Increases For Second Year”

Reasons for the increase may include changes in the Affordable Care Act and delays in funding for children’s health insurance programs. Covering Kids and Families of Indiana’s director of policy, Mark Fairchild says this can create communication challenges.

Sierra Club — “Major Coal Producer And Trump Booster Files For Bankruptcy”
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Sierra Club — “Major Coal Producer And Trump Booster Files For Bankruptcy”

“Frankly, this is just a scare tactic for those who want to try to take our country backwards into a 20th century energy economy,” says Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Beyond Coal campaign at the Sierra Club.

Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana — “Community Link: Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana”
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Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana — “Community Link: Epilepsy Foundation of Indiana”

Each week in Community Link Carolene Mays-Medley and Marco Dominguez take a look at an organization or business that is making a positive impact on the community.

VIPS — “IndyStar dedicates Season for Sharing campaign to Matthew L. Tully Memorial Fund
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VIPS — “IndyStar dedicates Season for Sharing campaign to Matthew L. Tully Memorial Fund

The Matthew L. Tully Memorial Fund was created to support educational opportunities for underprivileged youth, particularly in early childhood education.

Sierra Club — “Agency says steelmaker too slow to act on chemical spill”
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Sierra Club — “Agency says steelmaker too slow to act on chemical spill”

“The report reveals a remarkable level of disrespect on ArcelorMittal’s part for public safety, wildlife impacts, and IDEM’s regulatory authority,” said Bowden Quinn, director of the Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter. “I hope the department comes down hard on the company for this flagrant disregard of proper operating procedures.”

Sierra Club — “New report: Northwest Indiana steelmaker knew of toxic cyanide spill, but failed to report”
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Sierra Club — “New report: Northwest Indiana steelmaker knew of toxic cyanide spill, but failed to report”

“The report reveals a remarkable level of disrespect on ArcelorMittal’s part for public safety, wildlife impacts, and IDEM’s regulatory authority,” says Bowden Quinn, director of the Sierra Club Hoosier Chapter. “I hope the department comes down hard on the company for this flagrant disregard of proper operating procedures.”