GREENCASTLE -- After a successful year of planning and much action since the spring, concerned citizens will be reconvening on Nov. 17 for a Sustainable Greencastle meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Greencastle City Hall.
The event will begin by engaging a guest expert on green business. Denise Coogan has been a catalyst for Subaru of Indiana Automotive's innovations, leading to their Lafayette facility achieving zero-landfill status and designation as a National Wildlife Federation Backyard Wildlife Habitat.
Following the discussion, the meeting will focus on citizens' input for continuing initiatives to make Greencastle greener. Community efforts already underway include but are not limited to growing the Downtown Farmers' Market, creating Local Food for Neighbors in Need, communicating a "buy local" campaign, piloting an energy conservation challenge in the Greencastle School Corporation, cultivating test community garden plots and expanding recycling programs
All of these projects are recommended outcomes of the Sustainable Greencastle Report, created last spring by more than 100 local people.
Anyone wanting to create environmental solutions to strengthen they community, economy, culture and quality of life is invited. Be a part of a broad community effort's impact recognized as "The Greencastle Effect."