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.
When you're constantly on the go, finding healthy foods can be a challenge. Now there's a tool to put nutrition at your fingertips.
The City of Fort Wayne and Allen County started a "green infrastructure initiative" about 6 years ago with the goal of helping clean up our river water quality. Recently, they began a new initiative called "Catching Rain".
If you live by a lake or pond, you're probably tired of all the muck. Dredging is a process that's been used for years to clean up water, but it's not exactly a "green" process but one local company is getting rid of the muck biologically.
Our rivers and waterways have come a long way since the 1960's when a Clean Water Act was established but even today, water pollution is still a major issue.
We take a look at a major electric power company that is saving thousands of dollars for business and residents here in the Hoosier State.
A special report on toxic cleaning. One of the worst places for your health could be in your home and you may not realize it. What you're using to clean your house could be having the opposite effect on your body.
The Allen County Solid Waste Management District has a recently updated version of "Waste Watcher", an annual publication available for free to anyone wanting to slim down their waste by going green.
WFFT went to a locally owned power equipment store to look at the most efficient ways to remove unwanted snow from your sidewalks and driveways.
Did you know it's illegal in the state of Indiana to dump electronics into landfills? So what should you do with your E-Waste?
Going Green Reporter Tara Petitt takes us to a local nutrition store, where we find out how to take care of our bodies while helping out the environment.
Living the "green" lifestyle and trying to be healthy and help the environment is not that difficult. Here are some tips in 60 seconds to get your started.
Several homes in our area have been damaged by rising water. Homeowners should be conscious of how they are protecting their homes against flooding, and be aware of the clean, green ways to treat damage to their homes.
Salting your sidewalk or driveway can make walking or driving safer and easier in the winter, but it can also be very harmful to you, your children, and your pets.
A local heating and air company here in Fort Wayne has been "going green" since 1946. Their main function is to make homes more economical and more efficient so that homeowners can save money on their utility costs while using less natural resources to heat and cool their home.
A recycling company here in Fort Wayne is recycling over 1.6 million pounds of trash every year and on top of that, they've been circulating both metals and revenue through our area for nearly 14 years.
Have you ever thought about putting a windmill in your backyard? For this week's Going Green, we take you to Grabill where a husband and wife are doing more than just using wind power.