Still Time to Register for "Ride for the Mounds" - The Event is in One Week!

Join us on Saturday, September 24th at Canoe Country in Daleville for the second annual "Ride for the Mounds"! Ride along scenic country roads and existing greenways and see for yourself what the Mounds Greenway would conserve and connect.

This fun group ride features three routes of 15, 25, and 45 miles, followed by food, festivities, and an optional camp-out.

Register by September 20th here!
Get on Board to Help Win the Transit Referendum!

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With less than two months till Election Day, transit supporters are visiting neighborhoods, community groups, and campuses to talk to Indianapolis residents about the critical need to improve transit service in Marion County. HEC is a partner in Transit Drives Indy, a grassroots coalition promoting the "Marion County Transit Plan" and the November 8th ballot referendum.   The referendum, if approved by voters, will provide critically-needed new funding to increase bus frequency, hours of service, and establish new rapid transit routes!

Support the transit campaign by signing on at transitdrivesindy.org, and by volunteering to help with phone banking or attending community events as a transit ambassador. For more information contact Tim Maloney at tmaloney@hecweb.org .
Register for "Greening the Statehouse"!

Greening the Statehouse, which will be held on Saturday, November 19th, is the year's best opportunity to network with environmental-minded Hoosiers from across Indiana! 

It's also your best annual chance to learn about our state's leading environmental issues and about key solutions!

Improving Environmental Health on Indy's Southside

HEC has been awarded a grant to help neighborhoods on the Southside with environmental issues as part of the area's "Southside Quality of Life" planning process. Solving environmental challenges in the city can reduce exposure to toxins, enhance neighborhood pride, and improve chances for economic development. For this project, HEC is partnering with the Southside Health and Wellness Committee, the University of Indianapolis, and the IU Fairbanks School of Public Health.   Learn more by contacting HEC's Environmental Health Director, Dr. Indra Frank
Join HEC's Environmental Advocates!

HEC's volunteer program is continuing to grow and we need you to make this the most successful and active group of volunteers in the state! Trainings are held on the second Wednesday evening of each month.  Stay up to date by visiting our webpage and also by "liking" and following our dedicated  Facebook page.
Support Our HEC Green Businesses

A big shout out to our new HEC Green Businesses - we encourage you to support those businesses that share HEC's mission!   #HECGreenBiz

Keeping Afloat
Greenway 500 Bike Shop (Muncie)

Sowing the Seeds
Distinct Images (Indianapolis)

Pro Bikes, Ltd. (Daleville)

You Could Win a Solar Backpack from Inovateus!
Take the HECGreenBiz Solar Quiz to be entered to win a solar backpack from Inovateus Solar. This is an awesome prize that will charge your handheld electronics while you're out saving the planet (value: $150)! Don't worry, you don't have to get all the answers right - but we hope you learn something about the Indiana solar companies that partner with HEC to advance renewable energy in our state.
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