Since 2016, Bloomingfoods’ Positive Change program has raised more than $700,000 for local organizations. Member-owners of Bloomingfoods Co-op Market are voting through October 13 to determine the recipients for 2024, but any Bloomingfoods customer can help make a difference now to a local organization whenever they shop at one of the stores. Click here to read about Bloomingfoods’ Positive Change program.
Parents, educators, and advocates say the Indiana General Assembly passed harmful and unnecessary laws that are taking effect this school year. Laws that prioritize private over public schools, underfund mandates, intimidate vulnerable students, and even create a “chilling effect” on librarians, they say, amount to a “slate of hate.” | Click here for an education deep dive by Steve Hinnefeld.
Faced with the escalating impacts of climate change, trees are the cornerstone of climate resilience. They act as buffers against drought, heat stress, and flooding, and they should be at the forefront of our quest for a greener future. Planting new trees will be an essential step in sustaining our urban canopy, but managing mature trees is just as important. Click here for a message from Bluestone Tree.
This is the second article in a two-part series on lax ethics rules in the Indiana State Legislature. Both articles come from a joint investigation between the Indiana Environmental Reporter and the Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism that shows how some Indiana lawmakers stood to benefit financially from environmental legislation they introduced or supported. Click here for the article.