In this Edition...
  1. Learn about big wins for the environment - and your absolutely final chance to contact Governor Holcomb to veto the anti-solar bill, SB 309.
  2. Be sure to give and have your contribution matched (before April 30th).
  3. Don't miss out on awesome silent auction items that support clean water! You have until 8 pm on Sunday, April 30th.
Victories on Key HEC Priorities; Anti-Rooftop Solar Bill Needs Your Continued Opposition
 
As of this writing, SB 309, the intensely controversial anti-rooftop solar bill, hangs in the balance: will the Governor veto the bill or won't he?  Our hope is that he truly appreciates the depth of public opposition to this bill, and stands on the side of those homes, small businesses, congregations, and schools that seek to be powered by clean, sustainable energy.   Note that some of Indiana's most talented CEOs in the technology sector also came out in opposition to SB 309, arguing that SB 309 is anti-innovation and sends the wrong signal about Indiana!

It's not too late: Email the Governor at govholcomb@gov.in.gov and ask him to veto SB 309!

In the meantime, know that your advocacy this legislative session -- your calls and emails, and your attendance of legislative hearings and town hall meetings -- absolutely DID make a major difference.  Thanks to an outpouring of opposition -- especially from those who suffer from exposure to factory farm pollution -- HB 1494 was defeated .    Furthermore, thanks to strong advocacy, HEC and our many conservation allies secured new, dedicated money for the upkeep of Indiana's state parks.   (We'll give a more detailed update -- including some challenges this session -- in our next e-newsletter.)

If you would like to become even more involved in advocacy both in the Statehouse and across the state consider joining our volunteer program ! Our next training will be held on Wednesday, May 10th. Learn more here .
Last Chance to Match Your Gift This Earth Month


HEC's compelling combination of vigorous grassroots organizing, tireless relationship-building in the Statehouse, and continual information-sharing through the media and social media wouldn't be possible without your financial support!

If you have not yet contributed to HEC during Earth Month, there is still time!  Gifts received by tomorrow, April 30 th , will be matched dollar for dollar, up to a total of $5,000.  Our gratitude to our very sincere  supporter Alice Schloss for making the gift match possible!

Help us continue building the future we envision - one of clean air, land, and water for all Hoosiers!  You can make a tax-deductible donation by mail, at hecweb.org/donate or by calling 317-685-8800, x 116.  We hope you'll consider joining our Sustainability Club by setting up a recurring gift!
 
We are incredibly grateful for the support of our donors and wish all of you a happy Earth Month!
Join Us for this Final Weekend of Aveda Earth Month!
 

Thank you to all who have engaged with an Aveda salon or HEC during Aveda Earth Month. The month's final events are on Sunday, April 30:
  • InTouch SalonSpa Running Water 5K in Fort Wayne
  • Water Warrior Yoga with Bambu Salon, 3pm at Broad Ripple Park (if it rains, please meet at Nourish Wellness, 826 W. 64th St.)
  • Earth Day Yoga with Wildflowers Salon, 5:30pm at 1251 US 31 N P150, Greenwood
You have until 8pm on Sunday to bid on the Aveda Earth Month Silent Auction. You could win some pretty incredible items while supporting our clean water initiatives! Aveda's support allows HEC to do work that protects our rivers, streams, and lakes from such threats as factory farm waste.

We'd like to is-SHOE a challenge.

As you know, we've been collecting gently-used shoes as a fundraiser for HEC. We're able to extend the shoe drive by a couple of weeks and need your old shoes! Our goal is to collect 7,500 pair of shoes and we're about 1/3 of the way there.

Will you help us blow our goal out of the water by committing to collect 10 pair of shoes in the next week and deliver them to one of the participating Aveda salons or the HEC office?

Drop-off locations:
  • Guys & Gals Quarters - 22 Saratoga Drive, Batesville (Mon & Fri 9a-6p, Tu, Wed, Th 9a-8p, Sat 8a-3p)
  • Sage, a Salon - 2210 E. Southport Rd., Indianapolis (Tu, W 12-8, Th 11-7, F 10-6, Sat 10-4)
  • Sundance Salon Spa - 47 Elm Street, Zionsville (anytime, collection box in vestibule)
  • HEC - 3951 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis (Mon-Fri 8a-4p, collection box in vestibule on lower level of NUVO building)
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