“(The pollinator count) will reinforce ideas that we are faced with many challenges regarding the natural world and our interaction with it,” said Jim Poyser, executive director of Earth Charter Indiana. “But especially in the pollinator area of concern, there are lots of solutions literally at our fingertips.”
“I’m glad that he came to speak. He’s been very supportive throughout all of this. And I think that it’s great that he supports the youth of the community, and this cause,” adds Ella, age 12, a participant in the march.
“I was in a restaurant looking at a sea of straws sticking out of glasses,” said Poyser, executive director of Earth Charter Indiana. Then he thought of a pun that just tickled him — a straw bale not made out of stalks of grain but the non-biodegradable, plastic tubes we get with every drink.
The new plan also identifies four special populations that have the highest rates of homelessness – chronically homeless, veterans, youth and families. Stakeholders have assessed the best ways to assist each of these groups.
Volunteers from Overdose Lifeline will lead both educational and emotional support sessions. Zehr says his parish, Carmel Christian Church, is the first PAL group in Hamilton County and others are considering similar programs. He says the opioid crisis is everyone’s issue.
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Hoosier Chapter of the Sierra Club hopes proposed updates to the Residential Code will reduce pollution and save people money. The chapter’s energy efficiency organizer Monica Cannaley says the new draft of the code requires builders to put more insulation in new homes, use an energy rating index, and test for air leaks.