Established by Executive Order 99-07, and continued by Governor Daniels through EO 05-21, the state of Indiana became dedicated to improving the environmental performance of all state operations. To ensure government operational policies "walk the talk" of environmental stewardship, the Executive Order established a Taskforce which has members from ten major State agencies.
Businesses can find information on additional funding and resources available to them through the state. Often a new company who wants to recycle, may want to revitalize an area or need help in refurbishing a building. The Indiana Economic Development Corporation can help.
The Office of Energy Development (OED) was established to enhance Indiana's potential for links in energy and defense for economic development and national security. OED offers funding for projects involving alternative power and energy, alternative transportation fuels, energy efficiency, and energy outreach, education, and planning.
The Indiana Recycling Coalition, Inc. (IRC) was formed by a group of dedicated volunteers in 1989, the IRC is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization representing concerned citizens, state and local government officials, business, industry and environmental groups.
o Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. With a network of more than 1,200 affiliate and participating organizations including state recycling organizations, Keep America Beautiful works with millions of volunteers to take action in their communities through programs that deliver sustainable impact.
The Low Impact Living household environmental calculator is the first of its kind -- it shows not only the carbon footprint but also energy, water, wastewater, trash, and stormwater runoff footprints of your home and lifestyle. In addition, it recommends projects based on your specific inputs that can save you money, reduce your environmental impact, or in many cases both at the same time!
WasteWise is a free, voluntary, U.S. EPA program which helps organizations eliminate costly municipal solid waste, benefiting the bottom line and the environment. WasteWise provides free technical assistance to help you develop, implement, and measure your waste reduction activities.