Category Archives: Agriculture

Spring 2020 Event Updates

In accordance with decisions by the University and CDC recommendations regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), the ERC’s annual Earth Day celebration – Conservation Conversation unfortunately, will be postponed until further notice. As are many of the spring events we were planning and looking forward to:

Green Lights Celebration for Sustainable Indiana 2016

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Parts of the local Indiana community have taken phrase think globally, act locally to a new level this October.

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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Downtown Stewardship Center concept gets some MORE press

Pathway running over vegetation and water towards a line of buildings highlighted by sunlight with a clear blue skyHow would you like to have this in Fort Wayne??

 

 

 

For an update on this thread, check out this nice piece by Lisa Ryan of WBOI, or local NPR channel.

Fort Wayne Riverfront Development Could Include Environmental Center

The ERC’s director Bruce Kingsbury is working with the City of Fort Wayne and others on the concept of a downtown facility focusing on environmental stewardship and sustainability. It is proposed as part of the Riverfront Fort Wayne Development and would help the community pursue the goals of enhancing the economy, providing additional recreational opportunities, and protecting and restoring the rivers and other habitats.

For previous coverage, read the recent article in the News Sentinel here.