You're Part of our Team: Let's Make an Impact this Legislative Session!

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The 2017 Indiana General Assembly came into session this week. Already, HEC's team is busy meeting lawmakers, collaborating with our partners, engaging our supporters and the public at large.

We succeed when you and friends across our state are part of our team!   

Three Things that You Can Do 
See the below stories for more details.
2. Attend an upcoming town hall "Third House" meeting.
3. Follow developments on Facebook & Twitter!

Three Things You Can Say to Your Lawmakers
Please make time to talk or email your state representative & state senator.  They are  far more accessible than you might think! Urge your lawmakers to:

1. Support the clean up of Indiana's dirtiest sites, by backing greater funding for the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM).

2.   Enhance the quality of life of our communities, which retains & attracts great people, by supporting greater funding for the Department of Natural Resources, the President Benjamin Harrison Conservation Trust, Clean Water Indiana, mass transit, and passenger rail.

3. Keep Indiana competitive in the fast-growing clean energy economy, by supporting incentives for solar energy, like "net metering".   

Join Our Next Volunteer Training on Wed., January 11th!

HEC's "Environmental Advocates" volunteer program  is a way to get more involved in making Indiana a healthier, greener, and cleaner place to live. Our loyal group of advocates is continuing to grow and we need YOU to make this the most successful and active group of volunteers in the state! Our next training is just around the corner and we would love to see you there! Please RSVP to Amanda Shepherd at .

WHEN:    Wednesday, January 11th
   7:00 PM
WHERE:  HEC Conference Room
   3951 N Meridian, Suite 100
   Indianapolis, IN 46208
   (Park on the lower level of the NUVO building)

Trainings are held on the second Wednesday evening of each month.  Stay up to date by visiting our webpage and also by "liking" our dedicated  Facebook page.
Engage Your Legislators in Your Home District!
( And Save these Dates)

Would you like to meet with your legislators, but can't make it to the capital? Did you know that many representatives and senators hold town hall meetings (called "Third House" in Indiana), where you can meet with them in their home districts?  Third House events are held throughout the session and have already started!

Speaking up at a Third House meeting is a powerful way to impact the thinking of your representatives!

Get more details about what you can say or ask at the Third House meetings by going to our Bill Watch 2017 page for more information.

Here are just a few of the upcoming Third House events:

Madison County - Monday, January 9th

The following communities are all on Friday, January 13th:

For a comprehensive and constantly updated list of town hall (i.e. Third House) meetings, please see the bottom of our Bill Watch 2017 page.

In addition to the above town hall meetings, there are several ways to meet fellow advocates and learn more about the issues:

Saturday, February 11th: Indiana Civic Day 
Wednesday, February 15th: Sustainable Living Seminar
Monday, February 20th: Stand Up for Your Forests
Tuesday, February 21st: Transit Day

See what's happening on our social sites: