If you're working on a garden this summer, the Purdue Extension Office is offering a sustainable green home certification.
Many people are finding it harder to get the recommended servings of veggies each day. Some people recommend getting it through juice.
This week is Emerald Ash Borer Awareness Week in Indiana. WFFT's Brooke Welch talks with experts about how you can stop these insects from spreading.
A local organization rescues injured birds of prey, nurses them back to health, and then releases them back into the wild.
FORT WAYNE, IN (WFFT) General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly Plant created 43% of their own electricity.
Do you have old refrigerators or freezers just taking up space? In this Going Green report, WFFT's Brooke Welch speaks with Indiana Michigan Power about a program that recycles your refrigerator, and gives you a rebate all while reducing the impact on the environment.
Many people use processed sugars while baking but there's a way you can make cooking more "green" by using honey.
Now that Spring is here, more people are spending time outdoors...and one of the more popular spring time activities. Here are some tips on organic gardening.
A popular spring activity for many people in our area is mushroom hunting. It's a once in a year activity that lasts for a couple of weeks in April or May.
WFFT's Brooke Welch speaks with an expert on environmentally friendly and healthier products to use around your home.
(WFFT) Many people try everything to lose weight and one viewer says that a 5 day detox might be just the thing to kickstart a healthy lifestyle.
An innovative heating system at Manchester University has garnered the school national recognition and energy savings.
The Fort Wayne Housing Authority is investing 3 million dollars in energy efficient upgrades.
Environmental scientists have been removing dams in local rivers to encourage fish spawning upstream.
Do you deal with anxiety, stress, or even occasional headaches? WFFT's Brooke Welch speaks with people replacing chemical products in their homes by using essential oils instead.
Now that it's February, Valentine's Day is right around the corner and WFFT's Brooke Welch has some tips for reducing your carbon footprint while celebrating the day with your sweetheart.
Now that it's February, Valentine's Day is right around the corner. We have some tips for reducing your carbon footprint while celebrating with your sweetheart.
After snow storms - like this past weekend - many people reach for the shovel, rock salt, and other chemicals to clear sidewalks and driveways. WFFT's Brooke Welch breaks down the most environmentally friendly options for removing snow.
By latest documentation, there are just over 1,000 Leed Platinum Certified commercial and residential buildings around the world.
Over 11 million people depend on clean water from 3 rivers in the Fort Wayne area. One local group wants your help in cleaning them up.
Many environmental organizations in our area gearing up for the New Year by setting big goals and hoping that viewers like you will get involved with the Little River Wetlands Project.
New Years is just around the corner. Do you have a resolution yet? Here's one you may not have thought about. A household goal to do even more recycling.
Some people will buy practical items for the holidays this year, like a refrigerator, washer and dryer, maybe even an oven. In this Going Green report, WFFT's Brooke Welch highlights local appliance recycling stores.
Mold is something that can harm you, but many times you can't even see it.
Last year's harsh winter didn't only impact traveling, school cancellations, and our general well-being. It also had a negative impact on many trees in the area. WFFT's Brooke Welch speaks with an ISA Certified Arborist about how you can take care of your trees as the temperatures continue to drop.
The average person generates 4 pounds of trash everyday and over 1.5 tons a year. For a city the size of Fort Wayne, that's over 350,000 tons of trash going into our landfills each year.
With snow on the ground, more precipitation coming, and a warm up on the way, we take a look at how to protect your home from flooding.
A few weeks ago, WFFT's Tara Petitt took us to Indiana Warm Floors to show how you can "Go Green" in your home with radiant floor heating and now you'll meet the owner of that company as well as a home owner who has turned his house into a total "green" house.
We are profiling the efforts of a local teacher from Huntington who along with other teachers and scientists, teamed up to study the problems plaguing the water in Lake Erie.
A green energy company located in Angola that's been around since 1979 is bringing quiet, clean, and efficient heat to homes, industrial, and commercial facilities.
Tox Away Day is coming soon so this week is a good time to start rummaging through your garage and cabinets for toxic materials you no longer need or use.
The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo recycles more than 140 tons of material every year. That's the weight of about 20 elephants on one scale!
The City of Fort Wayne uses between 40-45 million gallons of water everyday. With the recent events happening with Toledo's water supply, we have to ask if this could happen here locally?
More and more people are recycling at home and now the City of Fort Wayne is making it easier for you to recycle when you're in public as well.
WFFT's Tara Petitt visits two local, family owned businesses that have been going green together for nearly half a century.
Headwaters Park, Buckner Park, Wells Street Bridge, and the McMillen Center all have one thing in common. They all have a special "green" touch.
WFFT's Tara Petitt went to Downtown Fort Wayne to discover creative ways to manage storm water runoff. She was at Citizen's Square where they are using their parking lot to go green.
Summer is coming and with many fruits and vegetables now in season how do you know that you are buying the best natural foods?
Ash Brokerage's multi-purpose building will have several innovative features including a green roof.
Solar roadways? Could this be the future? This is advanced technology that could change the world.
WFFT's Tara Petitt takes us on a tour through Action Environmental to see how this industrial waste treatment facility is helping dozens of businesses go green.
We are back in Huntertown visiting a raptor rehab called Soarin Hawks who have been rescuing, rehabilitating, and releasing birds of prey since 1993.
We're doing something a little different as a local man from Huntertown is helping the environment by saving lives as he calls himself "Batman".
Since opening their business in 1988, SES has grown from a small, local business into an international consulting firm with their corporate office here in Fort Wayne.
The Fort Wayne Izaak Walton League has been serving the community since 1924. The national organization serves Outdoor Sportsmen and also educates children and adults about conservation and the outdoors.
With Earth Day happening this week, many local organizations are teaming up to clean up.
A local organization here in Fort Wayne has been making huge strides in cleaning up the Maumee River since 2005.
New technology has made it possible to install large scale solar farms on their properties.
WFFT's Tara Petitt takes a visit to Window World where they're going green nationwide with their energy efficient glass while also lending a helping hand here in our community.
Is your business wanting to reduce more waste and make more money? The Allen County Solid Waste Management District has an incentive for you with their annual awards given to companies that are going green.