Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hooray for Earth Day!

Good news on this relatively pleasant Earth Day: there's more than corn in Indiana! The Fowler Ridge Wind Farm in Benton County, about 90 miles northwest of Indianapolis (you can see part of it from US-52), will eventually be one of the largest of its kind, able to produce 750 megawatts of power at peak operation. Currently, there are 222 wind turbines online, with plans to install more this year. Hopefully it'll be a windy year. And what a great picture! Perfect for your computer desktop.

So is it windy in Benton County? I wasn't able to find any weather info online, but most of the local high schoolers agree that Fowler Ridge blows. ;-)

Oh, I just realized this is also the 1-year anniversary of recycling my office's plastic and aluminum! I encourage you to consider doing the same for your place of work (if they don't offer such services already).

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