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ANNUAL FIDLER POND FISHING DERBY RETURNS FOR ANOTHER YEAR

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

The Goshen Parks and Recreation Department will once again hold its annual Fidler Pond's Fantastic Fishing Derby for kids on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Fidler Pond Park, 1424 Lincolnway East. Awards will be given to participants ages 3-17 for the first fish caught, the smallest... more

City of Goshen to begin next phase of water service line inventory

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

On behalf of the City of Goshen Water Utility, the State of Indiana has contracted with Abonmarche Consultants to excavate potholes, small holes 1 to 2 feet in diameter, to uncover and verify the pipe material of water service lines at selected residences and commercial properties throughout the City.   The... more

Road Closure at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

  The City of Goshen Water and Sewer Department will be installing a sewer tap at 412 & 414 N. Riverside St. between Division St and Wilkinson St. The work will require excavation of the road, with a trench that will be approximately 14 feet in depth.  For the safety of the work crews and... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Works

Thursday, May 30, 2024, 4:00pm

To join the webinar please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88469251269

Park Board Meeting

Monday, June 3, 2024, 4:00pm

Public may join in person or virtually by following this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89736482570

Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District

Thursday, June 6, 2024, 7:45am

The regular meetings of the Downtown Goshen Economic Improvement District Board will take place on the first Thursday of each month, excepting July, as set forth in the schedule below. The meetings will be held in the conference room located in Goshen City Hall at 202 South 5th Street, Goshen, Indiana. All meetings of the Goshen Downtown Economic Improvement District Board are open to the public with the exception of an executive session that may be held as authorized by Indiana Code §5-14-1.5-6.1. The Board may schedule meetings in addition to those listed above as necessary, subject to public notice requirements.

Webinars - Zero Waste Goshen

Welcome to the Zero Waste

Webinar Series

This educational series consisted of several webinars beginning in September 2021 and ending in April 2022.

Each webinar focused on one topic to assist residents in lowering their waste footprint, saving money, and contributing to a green economy.

Join us in the journey to reduce our household waste. Follow the workshops and participate in the challenge to reduce your trash by 50% or even more!

The average Goshen household throws out 2,500 pounds of trash into the landfill in 2021. That is 50% more than the national average per household. The cost of hauling and disposing of household trash is expected to top $1,500,000 in 2021.

The Zero Waste Goshen webinar series was a partnership between the City of Goshen's Department of Environmental Resilience and the Goshen Public Library.

Funding for this project was provided by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management - Community Recycling Grant.

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Goshen Zero Waste Webinar Series
Recorded

Title: Compost City

Description: Along with backyard chickens, balcony beekeepers, rooftop farmers, and community gardeners, urban composters are part of a bumper crop of pioneers who are redefining the green space of crowded towns and cities. You may think you need a big yard to compost. Think again. Rebecca Louie, the author of Compost City, is a certified NYC Master Composter who was born and raised in Queens, New York.  Rebecca will talk about her journey into sustainable living and share practical tips on how you can too. 

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tDFFkTogT8m83vEg0XNyCQ

 

 

Goshen Zero Waste Webinar

Title: No-Waste Kitchen Gardening

Description: Stop tossing your carrot stumps, loose cilantro sprigs, lettuce and cabbage stalks, and apple cores in the trash! Get expert advice from Katie Elzer-Peters, author of No-Waste Kitchen Gardening gives you all the instructions and tricks you'll need to grow and re-propagate produce from food waste. You'll be astonished at how much food waste you can re-grow.

Recorded Date: April 14, 2022

Recording: Available here

 

 
 
 
 
Goshen College - EcoPAX Sustainable Living Series

Title: Finding Satisfaction in a Lower Consuming Lifestyle

Description: What would happen if we all stopped shopping? How could we transform our lives and our economy to reduce mass consumption and waste to protect the planet? What would happen to the way we think, make products, use time, express our individuality? Would life be better, or worse?

The Day the World Stops Shopping is a provocative, deeply researched thought experiment exploring what life beyond consumerism might look like—and how we can get there.

This is a conversation between EcoPAX students at Goshen College, Goshen residents, and J.B. MacKinnon, sponsored by Goshen Zero Waste. J.B. MacKinnon is an author and journalist who researches and writes extensively on environmental topics. He has written multiple books and his work has appeared in The Atlantic, the New Yorker, and The Walrus.

Recorded Date: March 10, 2022

Recording: Available Here

 

Goshen College - EcoPAX Sustainable Living Series

Title: The Economics of Recycling

Description: The Economics of Recycling – Daniel Zelaya and Kyle Woolsey from the WasteAway Group will explain recycling economics and dispel the myth that recycling costs too much. Learn how recycling, a commodity-driven enterprise, impacts the local and national economy. Businesses around the country are competing for your recycled goods. Upwards of 40% of all residential waste is recyclable, with an additional 40% compostable, leaving another 20% to be reused, repurposed, or ultimately landfilled. Learn how your efforts help create jobs, conserve natural resources, and help build a circular economy in the United States. This program was sponsored by Goshen Zero Waste.

Recorded Date: March 10, 2022

Recording: Available Here

 

Goshen Zero Waste Webinar

Title: Say Goodbye to Plastic

Program Description: If you've heard of the plastic-free lifestyle but think you don't have time for it in your busy life, prepare to be delightfully wrong. Say Goodbye to Plastic: A Survival Guide For Plastic-Free Living shows you how, whether you're seeking to remove plastic from your life or try a few novel eco-hacks in your kitchen, bathroom, office, or dining room. As a plastic pollution activist and entrepreneur, Harris invites us in her book Say Goodbye to Plastic: A Survival Guide for Plastic-Free Living, which is part memoir, part inspirational ode to the ocean and packed with how-to tips to say goodbye to plastic. Opportunities abound in every room of our homes to simplify our lives by re-thinking our wasteful habits -- we need to learn to recognize them. Register for the event and receive access to a free, digital coloring book with tips and tricks for going plastic-free for kids.

Recorded Date: March 3, 2022

Recording: Available Here

 

Goshen Zero Waste Webinar

Growing Food at Home, But Not Alone: a model for reducing waste, sharing resources and knowledge, and building community

Description: Want to grow food for your household but feel overwhelmed by needing to buy all the supplies and acquire all the knowledge by yourself?  Come hear Zuleyja Prieto of Goshen share about a community project called Rooted Through Corn, Planting Families, which supports backyard gardeners in raising, honoring, and sharing heritage corn seed as well as tools, supplies, and knowledge.  Learn how a community of growers is reducing wasted time, energy, materials, and knowledge by sharing, and how building relationships with other gardeners can be key to success, sustenance, and sustainability. In addition to talking backyard corn, Jon Zirkle of Bushelcraft Farm will cover aspects of growing a variety of foods by starting small--at the backyard and patio scale.  Attendees will have plenty of time for questions and sharing ideas as well as opportunities to acquire seeds for growing in 2022!

Presenters: Jon Zirkle and Zuleyja Prieto, members of the Rooting Through Corn, Planting Families project, a regional collaboration supported through a USDA-SARE Farmer Rancher grant.

Recorded Date: February 24. 

Recording: Available Here 

 

How the Consumerism Economy Affects Your Solid Waste

Topic: Virtual In-Conversation Event with Journalist and author J.B. MacKinnon
 
Description: What do you buy that you do not truly need? Everywhere you go, corporations are looking for products to market the newest thing that you “need.”

As we consume more and more, it becomes obvious that the planet needs us to consume less. The United States narrative is that the economy needs us to consume more and more. Is there any way out of this dilemma? Journalist and author J.B. MacKinnon explores this question in his new book—and says we have more to gain than to lose in making a shift to a "deconsumer culture." Join this conversation event to learn more.
Recorded Date: Nov 18, 2021
 
Recording: Available here
 
 

Goshen Area Recycling

Topic: Zero Waste Goshen: Local Recycling Facts by Recycling Works Waste Collection 

Description: 48% of household trash is recyclable. The recycling industry in Northern Indiana is a robust business where the material you recycle is reused in the Midwest and becomes a local driver for economic success. Get facts on what you can and cannot recycle along with where your recycling goes. Learn about the amazing world of recycling with Recycling Works.

The Zero Waste Goshen webinar series is a partnership between the City of Goshen's Department of Environmental Resilience and the Goshen Public Library.

The average Goshen household is expected to throw 2,500 pounds of trash into the landfill in 2021. That is 50% more than the national average per household. The cost of hauling and disposing of household trash is expected to top $1,500,000 in 2021.

Come join us in the journey to reduce our household waste. Follow the workshops and reduce your trash by 50% or even more!

Recorded Date: Oct 28, 2021

Recording: Available here