Learn Your Options
Stormwater. Polluted runoff. Storm drain. Alternative energy. Backyard habitat. Zero discharge. Green building. These are not common words used in our everyday vocabulary. In fact, many of us could go a lifetime without ever using these words. Nonetheless the Wabash River needs us to do our part, to take a small (or maybe big) step, to make a difference, to be TippEcoNow. Look at all the options, view all of your potential opportunities, and select your choices. Then contact the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation to get started. We can help with funding (up to 75% paid for you), design and installation assistance, and a helping hand or listening ear.
Rain barrels harvest rain water from your roof and downspouts.
Rain gardens are shallow depressions in your yard planted with native plants that like to have their feet wet.
Bioswales are open, vegetated channels planted with grasses, flowers, shrubs, and trees.
Pavement that drinks water – concrete, asphalt, grid pavers, and modular block that allows water to move through the paved surface to the groundwater table below while still serving as a paved surface.
Native plants are those plants which originated in a particular area. For Greater Lafayette, native plants are ones that are adapted to the prairie/wetland complexes which occurred within this region prior to settlement.
Native trees are those trees that originated in this region and are therefore adapted to conditions present in our community.
A green roof is a building roof partially or fully covered with vegetation planted in a growth medium over a waterproof membrane.
A garden, balcony, backyard, or any habitat that attracts wildlife and restores habitat in residential and commercial locations.
Does my lawn need fertilizer? Better, does my lawn need phosphorus in my fertilizer?
Groups are working to protect and improve the environment every day in every way throughout Tippecanoe County.
Green buildings are those structures that are environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout the lifetime and use of the building.
Solar power is the conversion of sunlight into electricity and can be accomplished in two ways: using photovoltaics or using concentration solar power.
Geothermal electricity is electricity generated from geothermal energy.
Wind turbines convert kinetic energy from wind into mechanical energy.
Recycling – each of us can recycle and make a difference each day!
Local food refers to the geographical closeness between farmer and consumer.
There are seemingly endless benefits to recreating locally.
Pedal power. Hybrid buses. City transportation. Hybrid or electric cars. All of these represent alternate transportation options you can use.