January 2011

Indiana Recycling Coalition

January, 2011 — Happy New Year!

In this issue

Letter From The IRC Board President

State House Update

Welcome New IRC Members!

Recycling Bin Grant Opportunity For Public Spaces

IRC Supports RecycleMania!

Recycling Awards Available

2011 Indiana Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards

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Upcoming Events

Feb 1, 8:30 – 1:30, Conservation Day at the Statehouse.

Feb 15, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Construction and demolition waste recycling training. Click here to see the flier.

March 28 – 31, 6 & 7:30 p.m., Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County Rain Barrel Workshop

Save the Date: IRC Conference May 10-12, 2011


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Letter from the IRC Board President

Members and Friends,

2011 is already off to a great start for the IRC. Here are a few of the highlights.

Alcoa Grant At the end of 2010, the IRC received a major Alcoa Foundation grant designed to increase public space recycling across the state. Read about this exciting new program below.

Strategic Plan For the last four months, the IRC board has been engaged in creating a new strategic plan for the next three years. The plan will help the IRC focus on strengthening the organization so that the IRC can continue to further the mission of increasing waste reduction, reuse, recycling and composting in Indiana. The strategic plan was approved by the board during the January 2011 board meeting and will be a guide for the IRC over the next three years.

Keep America Beautiful Board Election The IRC’s Executive Director Carey Hamilton has been elected to the board of Keep America Beautiful (KAB). Carey’s election to KAB’s board will undoubtedly strengthen the IRC’s partnership with KAB, which is already bringing significant knowledge and resources to the IRC in support of our mission. KAB’s announcement can be viewed here. Congratulations Carey!

New IRC Board Members In the 4th quarter of 2010, the IRC board selected three new members. Welcome to Dan Gajus, Area Manager for Republic Services, Tony Burrus, Allen County Solid Waste Management District Director and Shelby Walker, City of Bloomington Sanitation Director.

22nd Annual IRC Conference The date for this year’s conference is rapidly approaching. This year, the annual conference will be held May 10th through 12th at the Hilton Indianapolis North. Hope to see you there!

Thanks to everyone who helped make 2010 another great year for the IRC. With your help, we are looking forward to continuing the important work of the IRC.

Many thanks,

Mark


Mark Lecher IRC Board President

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State House Update



The Indiana legislature is in full swing with over two dozen new legislators learning the ropes and over 1,200 bills proposed for consideration. The IRC is tracking several bills of interest dealing with issues such as the handling of unused medicine, disposable bag fees, recycled newsprint incentives, tweaks to the electronics recycling law, major funding changes for solid waste management districts and more. We will keep you posted on major developments and we will let you know if and when your contact with a legislator could help a pro-recycling bill move forward or help an anti-recycling bill to be shelved.


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Welcome new IRC Members!

Carrie Bennett Chances for Indiana Youth Gavin Merriman Perry County SWMD * Alice Schloss

And Thank You To Our Returning Members!

Asset Recovery and Recycling

Brown County SWMD*

Michelle Cohen Bob Gedert Hendricks County SWMD* Julie Rhodes


Southeastern Indiana SWMD*

Spencer County SWMD* Carrie Stein

(SWMD = Solid Waste Management District)

Listing in the “New & Returning Members” section is voluntary. The IRC does not share its membership list or member contact information.

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Big Recycling News for Public Spaces


The IRC has received a $124,252 grant from Alcoa to create a public space recycling bin grant program. The majority of the grant will be utilized to provide recycling bins for public venues including college and university athletic venues, publicly-owned athletic venues, publicly-owned golf courses, state parks and municipal parks across the state. Other funds will be utilized to provide recycling for the 2012 Superbowl. IRC Executive Director Carey Hamilton serves as co-chair of the Superbowl’s sustainability committee.

“Approximately 30 percent of beverage containers in the U.S. are consumed away from home and currently the majority of these containers are not recycled due in large part to a lack of public space recycling infrastructure,” said Hamilton. “The IRC has made public space recycling across the state a priority, so we are thrilled to receive support from the Alcoa Foundation for this program.”

The grant was formally announced at a press conference on January 19th, at which several lawmakers, including Senator Beverly Gard, were in attendance.

We are very excited to support public space recycling around the state! Please encourage eligible entities to apply for a grant. The application and more information may be found by clicking here.


Representatives from Alcoa, the IRC, the Super Bowl Host Committee and the legislature attended the January 19, State House press conference held to announce the grant.

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IRC Supports RecycleMania!


The IRC is helping raise awareness of RecycleMania, a friendly national competition between college and university recycling programs to promote waste reduction activities on campuses. Currently, there are eight colleges and universities in Indiana registered to participate. We’d love to see more registered this year!

Toward that end, the IRC will work with our partners at RecycleMania to host an Indiana-only competition. The winners of the Indiana competition will be invited to an award ceremony during a luncheon at the IRC’s annual conference and exhibition in Indianapolis May 10-12th.

The official start date for the competition is February 6. If you know of a college or university that should participate, or if you want more information about RecycleMania, check out their website.


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Do You Know Of An Award-worthy Recycling Program?

Each year the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) Recycling Awards recognize outstanding paper recycling efforts. Enter your business, community, or school program today for the chance to win a $2,000 cash prize, original framed artwork, and recognition in local and national media. Winners and finalists will also be featured on the paperrecycles.org website.

Click on a category to learn more. AF&PA Business Leadership Recycling Award AF&PA Community Recycling Award AF&PA School Recycling Award

Entry deadline: February 10, 2011

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And, Another Award Opportunity:

2011 Indiana Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards

Nominations are being accepted for the following categories:

* Five Years Continuous Improvement * Energy/Renewable Resources * Greening the Government

* Outreach or Education * Pollution Prevention * Recycling/Reuse * Land Use

Nominations must be received by IDEM by 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, April 20, 2011.

To learn more about who is eligible and how to apply, call 800.988.7901 or visit http://www.in.gov/idem/5147.htm.

The Indiana Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize exemplary projects across Indiana. Projects must demonstrate significant and measurable results, be innovative, comprehensive and documented. The awards are open to all Indiana facilities, state and local units of government, individuals, and technical assistance organizations that operate or support environmental protection efforts of outstanding quality.

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Delaware St.</p> <p>Indianapolis, IN 46202</p> <p>Phone: (317) 632-5915</p> <p>or (877) 283-9550</p> <a title=”Executive Director Email” href=”http://mce_host/mail:carey@indianarecycling.org” target=”_blank”><img title=”Email us” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/email.gif” alt=”Email” width=”168″ height=”42″ /></a> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a title=”Facebook Link” href=”http://www.facebook.com/pages/Indiana-Recycling-Coalition/148599798859″ target=”_blank”><img title=”Find us on Facebook” src=”/uploads/images/sidebar_logos/btn_fbk_160.png” alt=”” width=”160″ height=”27″ /></a></p> <p> </p> <p><a title=”Twitter” href=”http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=ftnzt9bab&amp;et=1103577850195&amp;s=0&amp;e=001v_w7FHPv60S0p_B3dneXVwpejPwaOVIOGUksbZj5Vaj5ASGHfYvXzpvRHz0YcJA8pBJtA7VN9jLOC2Cnxcn9DnWXcTwtS0AlKqPvVUtr1wOrdVo9pTx_lw==” target=”_blank”><img title=”Twitter” src=”/uploads/images/sidebar_logos/btn_twit_160.png” alt=”Twitter” width=”160″ height=”27″ /></a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> <td class=”mainbar” style=”text-align: left;” width=”348″ valign=”top”> <p><img title=”Large Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr.gif” alt=”Large Line Break” width=”348″ height=”28″ /></p> <h2><a name=”Letter from Executive Director”></a>Letter from the Executive Director</h2> <p><br />Dear Members and Friends,<br /> <br />We are thrilled to report that in August, the Recycling Market Development Board awarded $500,000 in grants to support Indiana’s recycling infrastructure. As you’ve read here in recent months, the IRC worked with several stakeholders, including Senators Breaux and Kenley, to secure the release of these previously-frozen funds. According to administration officials, this was a one-time release of $500,000, therefore we will continue to support the use of this fund which incentivizes new green jobs and a more sustainable environment for Indiana.<br /> <br />We are also excited to tell you about our upcoming fall fundraiser, Mobius – A Celebration of Recycling with the IRC on November 6. This will be a fun, elegant evening and we hope to see you there. <br /> <br />Finally, we recently kicked-off our America Recycles Day Jr/High School video contest. Please share this exciting opportunity with all of the middle &amp; high school students and teachers you know and don’t forget to mention the cash prizes and awards ceremony! We are looking forward to once again tapping the talent and creativity of Hoosier students to convey an import environmental message – that recycling is one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint.<br /> <br />Details about these new developments and much more is included below. <br />As always, thank you for your support as we continue the IRC’s important work to advance source reduction, reuse, recycling and composting activities in Indiana!<br /><br />Carey Hamilton<br />Executive Director</p> <p><a class=”center” href=”index.php?page=august-2010/”>Back to top^</a> <img title=”Large Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr.gif” alt=”Large Line Break” width=”348″ height=”28″ /></p> <h2><a name=”New Member Welcome”></a>Welcome newest members of the IRC!</h2> <p> </p> <div style=”text-align: center;”>Ed Mahern<br /> Quality Printing <br />Teachers’ Treasures <br />Yellowbook<br /> <br />And Thank You To Our Returning Members!<br /> <br />Steven Boggs <br />Lori Kaplan <br /> <a title=”Washington, Indiana” href=”http://www.washingtonin.us/” target=”_blank”>The City of Washington, Indiana</a></div> <p><br />Listing in the “New &amp; Returning Members” section is voluntary. The IRC does not share its membership list or member contact information.</p> <p><a class=”center” href=”index.php?page=august-2010/”>Back to top^</a> <img title=”Large Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr.gif” alt=”Large Line Break” width=”348″ height=”28″ /></p> <h2><a name=”CYCF Video Contest”></a>IRC “Curb Your Carbon Footprint” Video Contest</h2> <p>The IRC is looking for Indiana middle and hig</p> <h2><img style=”float: right;” src=”/uploads/images/CYCF%20Theme/kicktocurb.jpg” alt=”” width=”220″ height=”86″ /></h2> <p>h school students (grades six through 12) to produce 30-second videos that tell hoosiers why recycling reduces their carbon foorprints. Participants will have the opportunity to receive ca</p> <p>se prizes for their work. Prizes for middle and high school categories are as follows:</p> <p><br /><span>1st Prize: $500</span></p> <p>2nd Prize: $300</p> <p>3rd Prize: $200</p> <p>Viewers Choice: $250</p> <p><span> <div><span style=”color: #405b81;”><strong> </strong></span></div> </span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span style=”color: #405b81;”><span><strong><strong><strong> </strong></strong></strong></span></span></span></p> <span><span style=”color: #405b81;”><span><strong><strong><strong> </strong></strong></strong><strong><br /></strong></span></span></span> <p><a title=”Video Contest 2010″ href=”index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&amp;cntnt01articleid=61&amp;cntnt01returnid=15″ target=”_blank”>Read more »</a></p> <a class=”center” href=”index.php?page=august-2010/”>Back to top^</a> <p> </p> <img title=”Large Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr.gif” alt=”Large Line Break” width=”348″ height=”28″ /> <h2><a name=”Mobius”></a>Mobius – A Celebration of Recycling with the IRC</h2> <img style=”text-align: right; margin-top: 4px; margin-bottom: 4px; float: right;” src=”/uploads/images/Mobius Side Bar.jpg” alt=”Inline” width=”227″ height=”197″ />You’re invited!<br /> <br />The IRC’s fall fundraiser will take place on Saturday, November 6th at the University Place Hotel &amp; Conference Center in Indianapolis. Please plan to join us there! <br /> <br /> <p><a href=”index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&amp;cntnt01articleid=60&amp;cntnt01returnid=15″ target=”_blank”>Read more »</a></p> <a href=”index.php?page=august-2010/”>Back to top^</a><img title=”Large Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr.gif” alt=”Large Line Break” width=”348″ height=”28″ /> <h2><a name=”Grants Announced at RMDB Meeting”></a>Grants Announced at RMDB Meeting</h2> <img src=”file:///C:/Users/Admin/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot.png” alt=”” /><img style=”float: right;” src=”https://origin.ih.constantcontact.com/fs022/1101478540901/img/109.jpg” alt=”” width=”113″ height=”150″ /><br />Four Indiana companies will receive grant dollars intended to help attract recycling industry jobs to the state. The funding represents the first grants made since the state froze the board’s funds in late 2008 to help offset state revenue shortfalls.<br /><br /><br />Bruce Burrow, Chairman of the Recycling Market Development Board (RMDB) said, “The Indiana Recycling Coalition, along with Senators Breaux and Kenley and RMDB members deserve credit for persuading officials in April to free up the funding that will assist companies to either expand operations or relocate to Indiana, thus potentially creating over 200 new full time jobs.”<br /><br /> <p><a href=”admin/moduleinterface.php?mact=News,m1_,editarticle,0&amp;sp_=6d148c7b&amp;m1_articleid=66″>Read more »</a></p> <a href=”index.php?page=august-2010/”>Back to top^</a> <p> </p> <img title=”Large Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr.gif” alt=”Large Line Break” width=”348″ height=”28″ /> <h2><a name=”Congratulations, Carey!”></a>Congratulations, Carey!</h2> <p><br />The IRC’s own Executive Director, Carey Hamilton, has signed on to serve as co-chair of the Super Bowl 2012 Sustainability Committee. We know that Carey’s work in this capacity will advance the mission of the IRC and we are thrilled that she will be leading the effort to make the 2012 Super Bowl the most sustainable Super Bowl in history!<br /> <br />In addition, Carey was recently selected to be a member of the highly competitive Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series.</p> <p><a href=”http://www.indychamber.com/ContentFiles/552/News%20release%20-%20new%20SKL%20class%207-13-10.pdf” target=”_blank”>Read more »</a></p> <p><a href=”index.php?page=august-2010/”>Back to top^</a></p> <img title=”Large Line Break” src=”/uploads/images/Newsletter/hr.gif” alt=”Large Line Break” width=”348″ height=”28″ /> <h2><a name=”IRC On the Road”></a>IRC On the Road</h2> <p><br /> Thank You Strategic Materials!<br /> <img style=”float: right;” src=”https://origin.ih.constantcontact.com/fs022/1101478540901/img/115.jpg” alt=”” width=”160″ height=”163″ /><br />Thanks to Strategic Materials, the IRC is now publicized at recycling locations across central Indiana. Strategic generously funded the purchase of large IRC stickers that are now located on Strategic’s glass collection bins and are available for other recycling bins around the state. Thank you Dean Schmuhl and Strategic!<br /> <br /> <br /> <br />—–<br /> IRC interns Don Brown and Andrew Pappas staffed the John Mayer concert as a part of Reverb to promote the IRC. During the day, Don had the opportunity to rub elbows with the Taco Bell Taco &amp; Hot Sauce mascots. Lesson learned: promoting the IRC can really put you in touch with some important people!</p> <p> </p> <p><img src=”https://origin.ih.constantcontact.com/fs022/1101478540901/img/107.jpg” alt=”” width=”310″ /></p> <p>——</p> <p>If you know of events where the IRC should be represented, or its stickers should be placed, please let us know about them!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </td> </tr> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td style=”text-align: center;” colspan=”2″> <table style=”width: 560px; height: 82px;” border=”0″ cellspacing=”0″ cellpadding=”0″> <tbody style=”text-align: left;”> <tr style=”text-align: left;”> <td class=”footer” style=”text-align: center;”> <p>1500 N. Delaware St. Indianapolis, IN 46202</p> <p>Phone: (317) 632-5915 or (877) 283-9550</p> <p><a href=”mailto:carey@indianarecycling.org”>carey@indianarecycling.org</a></p> <p>Copyright © 2009 All Rights Reserved</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

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