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Author Archive | Liz Wertz

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::Heart of IMB – Non-Profit Spotlight:: Keep Indianapolis Beautiful

The beginning of what is now Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) started over 40 years ago when 1976 Mayor Bill Hudnut created the Indianapolis Clean City Committee—a single-employee, anti-litter city agency. While litter reduction is still one focus in KIB’s programming, the nonprofit has expanded over the years (there are now 30 employees) to include […]

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Tips and Tricks for Riding IndyGo’s Red Line

The Red Line is officially open, Indy! The Red Line, IndyGo’s latest project, runs along a 13-mile stretch of Indianapolis’s most densely populated (with residents and employers) corridors. The buses themselves are a whopping 60-feet long and are completely electric! They can go travel up to 275 miles on pure, clean energy–not a single cloud […]

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My Miscarriage Story

“My miscarriage story” is a phrase I naively thought I would never have to vocalize, yet here I am… On Monday morning, I woke up and instantly knew something was wrong. I had cramps and lower back pain. My body felt completely different—it felt empty. My husband had gone to work early that morning, so […]

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My Favorite Me Time: the Solo Movie Date

I’ve grown up loving movies, especially going to the movie theater to catch the newest flick. There’s something about reclining in a plush seat in a cool, dark, quiet theater that just puts me in my happy place. Lucky for me, I married a man who loves movies even more than I do, and who […]

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Remaining Hopeful: How We Can Do Our Part to Save the Planet

On a dreary, cold and wet January morning, I walked into the Indiana State Museum to a sea of engaged, passionate students and proud educators and community leaders. These young activists were patiently waiting for Mayor Hogsett to acknowledge their sustainably-minded efforts and award them the funding to implement their green projects at their schools. While […]

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside… so Let’s Go!

If you’re like me, the holiday season is always a whirlwind of stress, exhaustion, obligation, guilt, forced conversations with distant relatives with a little bit of cheer thrown in here and there. This year, two weeks off from daycare for winter break was also thrown in the mix, making my Scrooge attitude reach ultimate intensity. […]

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We’re All a Little B-Word…

Yes, you heard me right, you are… biased (C’mon, what b-word did you think I was referring to?!) I am biased. You are biased. We are all biased. Historically, and evolutionarily speaking, our implicit or unconscious biases developed from the basic human need to survive. Back in the day when our prehistoric brothers and sisters […]

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