Why we went solar…

by Denny Kubal About a year ago my wife Donna and I decided it was time we did something about the  environment. We decided we wanted to try to concentrate on improving air quality.  We did some research and found that Indiana remains the state that…

Environmental Groups Sue to Stop Hoosier National Forest Plan

Monroe County and two environmental groups filed a lawsuit to stop the implementation of a forest management plan for Hoosier National Forest they believe will pollute Lake Monroe, a major drinking water source for the area. Monroe County’s Board of Commissioners and Environmental Commission,…

Brown County Solar Initiative

Update 4/26/2020:Hope this finds everyone well and steering clear of the virus. I have gotten some numbers together that may give some guidance to those of you that want to move forward as soon as is reasonable according the current situation.If you look at your…

Absentee Voting

Information on Absentee Ballots for the 2020 Primary Election All voters may choose to cast a ballot by mail in the upcoming June 2, 2020 Primary Election. To request an absentee-by-mail ballot, please complete this form ( ABS-Mail Primary 2020 ) and return it to your county election…

Grow Your Own Garden Webinar

www.youtube.com/watch?v=02qNnB_5RdA&feature=youtu.be

Where Did All The Birds Go?

Those of us who enjoy the wide range of wild birds in Brown County are concerned. We had a summer and winter with a poor showing in all bird populations, and with spring approaching we have to wonder if they will return.  According to…

Build Your Own Rain Barrel Stand

As you begin to think about your spring garden, you might consider building an elevated rain barrel stand to capture water from your roof.  Elevation provides more water pressure for better flow to your garden. The illustration below shows how to build a stand…

Dicks’ Recycling Tips

What are some things I might not know I can recycle? Any light bulbs containing mercury (look for Hg, the symbol for mercury, on the base of bulbs) Scrap metal of any kind (steel, aluminum, copper, rusty…) e.g. fencing, grills, deck chairs, pots &…

Introducing To Earth Rising

A small group of people from Brown County has met several times over its concern for the future of the Earth.  We believe not enough is being done to counteract the environmental changes scientists have been telling us to expect for years.  But individuals…