Archive for the ‘Green Urbanism’ Category

2015 Governor’s Public Service Summer Internships with IDEM

February 3rd, 2015

The Department of Environmental Management is participating in and now accepting applications for the 2015 Governor’s Public Service Summer Internship program. This program provides interns the opportunity to work with state agency officials, as well as participate in a Speakers Series which features various elected officials, state agency directors and other government representatives. Governor’s Summer […]


Northwest Indiana prepares for EPA Septic Smart Week, Sept. 22-26

September 18th, 2014

For property owners in coastal counties like Lake, LaPorte and Porter, observing the Environmental Protection Agency’s national initiative “Septic Smart Week” (Sept. 22-26) provides them with opportunities to learn more about proper septic system maintenance and why it’s important.   The EPA seeks to raise awareness in these three Lake Michigan counties specifically as it […]


Green infrastructure initiatives to be discussed at community engagement meeting

September 6th, 2014

Gary is going green. In an effort to revitalize the Gary community, many new initiatives are beginning to occur in an effort to increase green infrastructure activities, especially in neighborhoods currently in the stages of redevelopment. Many of these new initiatives include reusing urban lands. In an effort to partner with the community and actively […]


Video: City of Gary Shares Update on Sheraton Demolition, Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative

July 17th, 2014

Early Thursday, the City of Gary hosted a press conference to share details of its Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative and a status update on the Sheraton demolition project. Mayor Freeman-Wilson welcomed a host of partners including, HUD Region 5 Regional Administrator Antonio Riley, EPA Region 5 Regional Administrator Susan Hedman and Bill Hanna, President […]


City of Gary to Host Strong Cities, Strong Communities Program Launch and Sheraton Demolition Update

July 16th, 2014

WHO:                Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, City of Gary officials, HUD Region 5 Regional Administrator Antonio Riley, EPA Region 5 Regional Administrator Susan Hedman and Bill Hanna, President of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority WHAT:              In January of 2014, the White House announced the City of Gary as a recipient for the Strong Cities, Strong Communities designation.  […]


Video: City of Gary’s 10th Annual Clean Water Celebration

July 16th, 2014

  Gary, Indiana- The Clean Water Festival took place on Saturday, June 28, 2014. GSWMD and its Water Quality Partners were out in the Miller Beach area to “Celebrate Our Coast” with a day of free recreational, healthy, and fun activities for youth and adults to enjoy.  The outdoor event began at 11:00 a.m. near […]


Water Safety Tips

June 25th, 2014

Every summer, people pack their bathing suits, sunscreen and flip flops for a trip to the beach. Swimming is a great fun sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Regardless of how often you go swimming or near water, Gary Clean Water Festival has some beach safety tips and steps you can […]


Gary Clean Water Festival

June 25th, 2014

On Saturday June 28, 2014, the City of Gary will host its 10th Annual Clean Water Festival at Marquette Park which is free to the public. Water Quality Partners will “Celebrate Our Coast” at the Clean Water Festival with a day of FREE, healthy, recreational, and fun activities for children and adults to enjoy. Everyone […]


Saturday, June 7: Household Hazardous Waste Collection & Green Awareness Day

June 3rd, 2014

On Saturday, June 7th join the City of Gary Department of Green Urbanism, Gary Storm Water Management District and other partners during the Household Hazardous Waste Collection & Green Awareness Day. The event will be held from 9AM - 2PM at 34th & Broadway in Gary, IN (IUN Parking Lot #12). Free Shredding - Need […]


Save the Date: Gary Clean Water Festival Saturday, June 28, 2014

May 21st, 2014

This month gives Hoosiers a chance to learn about protecting and preserving our natural resources while celebrating the splendor of Lake Michigan. During Gary’s 10th Annual Clean Water Celebration Awareness Month, we encourage everyone to get outside and come join us “Celebrating Our Coast” on June 28th in the beautiful Marquette Park. Contact Green Urbanism […]




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