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Local Wildlife and Climate Change

At times, the somewhat abstract concept of climate change can be hard to grasp. Real world examples of how climate change impacts our every day life and the daily life of wildlife are out there, but those stories are not always filtered down into mainstream media. Sometimes the connections between climate change the issues we face are not made clear. Click the link to find out how climate change  is adversely affecting one of Indiana’s own native frog species, the wood frog.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170819103700.htm

For more information on the wood frog, click the link below.

http://inherpatlas.org/species/lithobates_sylvaticus

What’s the Matter With Food Waste?

As we throw out last night’s leftovers of mac and cheese with green beans, or the boysenberry pie from a week ago, our local landfills pile high with our food waste and the food waste of our neighbors. However, according to new research at Ohio State University, it turns out that the more people know, the more people care when it comes to food waste. The more people care, the faster we as a nation can fix the problem that is our every-growing landfills. For more information, please go to the Columbus Dispatch’s website, or click the link below.

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170128/people-waste-less-food-if-told-of-harm-to-environment

Celebrate Sustainability Tonight at the Auer Concert Hall!

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Parts of the local Indiana community have taken the phrase think globally, act locally to a new level this October, and tonight we celebrate that!

The local Indiana Green Movement has seen a lot of growth in the past few years, and to honor those who have contributed to this exciting development, the nonprofit Earth Charter Indiana along with Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne is hosting the Green Lights Celebration for Sustainable Indiana 2016. The event will take place October 28, 7 pm- 9 pm in the Auer Concert Hall on the Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne campus.

The celebration will showcase local ideas and innovations that have had positive impacts on sustainability in the northeast region of Indiana. Those who have had the most impact will be award Green Lights Awards to commend them for their contribution to sustainability in Indiana.

To add to the entertainment for the night, IPFW’s Music Department will be performing. Please join us on this delightful occasion to commemorate those who have done their part to make our world more sustainable.

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