Posted on October 07, 2016 17:01
Leaders in creating a more sustainable state will be honored as part of a Bicentennial Green Light Celebration in Hanover on Tuesday. The event is free and open to the public.
The celebration is planned from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Hanover College Science Center and will feature music by Paul Hassfurder, a brief background of the Sustainable Indiana 2016 project, along with the presentation of Green Light awards. It is part of a statewide bicentennial celebration of Hoosiers who are helping shape a more environmentally sustainable Indiana.
The Green Lights awards are presented by Sustainable Indiana 2016 as part of their bicentennial mission to recognize homegrown solutions to our changing climate.
From local food, clean energy, connected communities, better buildings, the statewide project has been involved in telling the stories of environmental action in Indiana for a decade.
The celebration is being co-hosted by Hanover College and attendees will hear from College President Lake Lambert.
The Green Lights in Southeastern Indiana being recognized include local organizations and businesses such as Clearinghouse of Jefferson County, The small business incubator at the Venture Out Business Center, Madison’s Farmers Market, Eleutherian College, AutoBeYours of Scottsburg, the Ivy Tech Agricultural Program in Columbus and others.
Attendees are invited to arrive early at 6 p.m. for a tour of the Science Center with Dr. Stan Totten, former geology professor and curator of the Science Center collections.
Eric Dodge, professor of economics and chair of the Hanover Environmental Sustainability Committee said in a release, “As Indiana celebrates a Bicentennial, it is important to recognize individuals and organizations that are doing the important work for a sustainable future. The growing pressures on our scarce resources, coupled with the uncertain impacts of climate change, will require leadership, innovation, and more sustainable practices. Hanover College is pleased to host this event and to celebrate such forward-thinking in Southern Indiana.”
Sustainable Indiana 2016 is an officially endorsed Bicentennial Legacy Project of Earth Charter Indiana, its mission is to document and celebrate Hoosier solutions to the climate crisis as part of a Green Legacy for future generations.
Hanover College Science Center is located at 484 Ball Drive, Hanover.
To reserve a seat for the awards, visit http://sustainableindiana2016.org/glc