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NIRPC Commission Elects Executive Board for 2015

nirpcThe Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) Full Commission elected the 2015 Executive Board at its January Full Commission meeting. 2014 Chair Brian Snedecor, Mayor of Hobart, passed the gavel to Mayor Blair Milo of LaPorte, Chair for 2015.

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We Are Porter County Series: The Prairie Club Present February 5

porter-county-museumJoin the Porter County Museum in welcoming Serena Sutliff of the Westchester Township History Museum on Thursday, February 5 at 5:30p to learn more about the history of Chicago Prairie Club, an early naturalist group with a passion for the Indiana Dunes.

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Three Valpo Residents Earn Master Recycler Certifications

Three-Valpo-residents-earn-Master-Recycler-Certifications-01Three Valparaiso residents recently received their certificates and badges to become the newest Porter County Certified Master Recyclers.

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NIPSCO Extends Option for Customers to "Go Green"

rot1Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) today announced that its Green Power Rate pilot program, which launched in May 2012, has been approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission as a long term program.

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Metro Recycling Announces New Expansion

Metro-Recycling-Dumpster-Rental-ServicesMetro Recycling is excited to announce the addition of two new services and the opening of a fourth location. Lowell, Indiana is the new home of Metro Recycling's fourth facility. This new facility will open in Spring 2015 and feature a buy-back center, similar to the other three locations. We will also be offering two new services, commercial paper recycling and dumpster rental. The new dumpsters, or "Green Containers," are equipped to handle both waste and recyclable items. Metro Recycling's main goal is to divert as much recyclable material from landfills as possible. With the addition of these new services, our mission remains the same; providing quality services while helping maintain a sustainable environment.

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Allison Andersen Joins Recycling District

allisonandersenOnce a teacher in the Valparaiso Community Schools, Allison Andersen was introduced to the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County through a brochure and resulting class visit by Abe Paluch, district educator, who presented the program “Wonderful Worms.”

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Care Counseling Services Receives Grant

Care-Counseling-Services-Receives-GrantCare Counseling Services is a recipient of a total of $15, 063.52 in grant funds from the Porter County Substance Abuse Council for counseling and prevention programs. Care Counseling Services is a member of the coalition and is located at 793-2 Juniper Road in Valparaiso.

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