Indiana Recycling 19th Anniversary Celebration this Friday

December 2, 2008

This Friday is the first Friday of the month and that means that the Indiana Humanities Council is opening its doors to the public (truth be told, since we work here, we’re kind of open all the time during business hours–but these Open Houses are much more official and traditionally come with cheese and wine…and cookies.)

This Friday we have an extra treat. Not only can you come in and check out our outrageous Georgian Revival digs–a neat treat if you’re into that sort of thing, but this Friday we are celebrating the 19th anniversary of the Indiana Recycling Coalition.

They started their quest for a cleaner, more efficient Indiana way back in 1989 which, if I recollect properly was a the second big wave of environmentalism in this country and about time time politicians first started to really wake up to some real problems. Back then we were mostly concerned with acid rain which was literally washing away national monuments and eating through people’s roofs, holes in the ozone layer, and CFCs in hairspray and nearly everything in the household cleaner aisles.

In the 19 years since, we’ve seen the creation of the multibillion dollar bottled water industry and the mountains of plastic it brings with it, the rise of plastic bags, and perhaps most startling a huge increase personal electronics.

Now 1989 was no slohttps://i1.wp.com/www.linux-disks.com/images/computer-landifll3.jpguch when it came to boomboxes, walkmans (walkmen?), cooler-sized “portable” TVs, VCRs, and even PCs. But 2008 has so much more and more of it. It’s not just that cellphones exist, but nearly everyone has one. And an iPod…and a digital camera…and a DVD player…and a DVD player in their car…and multiple computers…and an XBox, Playstation and a Wii.

And a home theater system.

And a wifi thermostat. Et. cetera.

Many of these electronics have high metal content that is incredibly destructive to the environment; and, by “environment” I mean “that place where humans live, work, and play.” There is no “environmental” concern that is not also (and perhaps most importantly) a human concern.

So come on out and congratulate the IRC for 19 years of fighting the good fight for you, (probably your parents,) and your kids. And in the meantime head out over to their website to learn more about who they are, what they do, and where they do it. [Celebration details after the fold.]

Hope to see you on Friday.

Thanks to all who have rsvp’d!  If you haven’t responded yet and are planning to attend please let us know so that we can plan refreshments accordingly.  Also, please note, the IRC is located on Delaware Street which runs one-way north and parking is on the street.

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Indiana Recycling Coalition’s 19th Anniversary Celebration and Open House!

Dear Members, Friends, and Neighbors,

You are cordially invited to attend the IRC’s 19th Anniversary Celebration and Open House on December 5, at our new office within the Indiana Humanities Council’s historic building just north of downtown Indianapolis.

Please help us celebrate 19 years serving as Indiana’s voice for recycling and a more sustainable Indiana. We have much to be excited about and we invite you to join us in this celebration!


The Board of Directors
Carey Hamilton
Indiana Recycling Coalition Executive Director

  • What:  Indiana Recycling Coalition’s 19th Anniversary Celebrationnand Open House
  • When: Friday, December 5, 5-8pm, with brief comments at 6:30pm
  • Where: 1500 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis
  • (Parking is on the street)

RSVP: rsvp@indianarecycling.org

  • Food and drinks will be served
  • Music by local singer-songwriter Sarah Grain
  • Friends and family welcome

The IRC would like to thank The Villa Inn for their generous donation of food for this event, and Greenway Supply for their donation of compostible food service supplies!

Also, consider staying in the neighborhood for a late dinner as The Villa Inn will be serving dinner and drinks until 10pm on December 5!

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