Ricker’s Replenish supports and invests in the following projects designed to pull and offset harmful carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions, out of the atmosphere, and to put oxygen back in. These projects are both local to Indianapolis and global across the world. Further, we support the Arbor Day Foundation and their certified CO2e reduction projects that provide net positive results and allow us to provide a sustainable solution for the Indy community. If you have questions or would like more information on any of these projects, shoot us an email at info@RickersReplenish.com.
Led by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Ricker’s volunteers gathered together at the Progress House to support the communities’ revitalization. The IPL Project Greenspace is KIB’s neighborhood-based pocket park program that aims to eliminate blight and to revitalize public spaces. Ricker’s volunteers finished pathways and installed various hardscape elements at the Progress House. This greenspace will serve as a community gathering point to transform unused space into a beautiful pockets park for the neighborhood.
Millersville at Fall Creek Preserve
Led by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Ricker’s volunteers gathered together to support the addition of 25 shade trees to the newly renovated Fall Creek Preserve. The area was recently revitalized from a littered, overgrown area into a community oasis. These trees will help to further improve the Preserve and continue the park’s efforts in revitalizing the area. The group was also able to plant the 5,000th tree in Indiana that the Ricker’s Replenish™ program has planted.
Skiles Test Elementary School Gardens Project
Led by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, the Ricker’s volunteers for this project cleared problem areas and provided maintenance on the school’s beloved, sizable nature trail which is part of a larger outdoor classroom at Skiles Test Elementary. The group even collected 40lbs. of vegetables grown in the school’s garden to give to the families of the school providing a sustainable way to provide food to the community. Also, the group was the first to help create an awesome monster truck racing track for an engineering program for students!
Patoka River Watershed Project
The Patoka River is a tributary of the Wabash River and on its banks can be found the Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge. This project was a rehabilitation and reforestation project and planting areas included 40 impaired areas that were struggling because the forest had been cleared for agricultural purposes. As a result, oxygen was depleted from the waters, allowing little wildlife to survive. Through the Replenish™ program and partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, Ricker’s planted 14,800 trees throughout the Patoka River. The trees planted in this area helped provide natural filtration in the watershed and increased oxygen levels.
The Arbor Day’s carbon-centric approach expedites tree growth for hardwoods, accelerates carbon sequestration; maximizes the use of the reforestation site (more trees per acre); improves tree quality; promotes higher survivability; provides rapid growth of biomass and pulp tonnage; and establishes quality wildlife habitats quickly for both game and non-game species in the Mississippi River Valley.
Springdale Neighborhood Association Project
Led by Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, and with the goal to showcase and preserve a nearly 300 year old tree in the Springdale neighborhood on Indy’s eastside, this project will turn a vacant lot into a permanent community greenspace with native landscaping, educational signage and public art. Check out our volunteer page if you’re interested in helping out with this one!
Regional, National, and Global Projects
Cikel Brazilian Amazon REDD
The CIKEL Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project aims to avoid emissions from planned deforestation on a property in Paragominas Municipality, Para state, Brazil. The main activity of the CIKEL Brazilian Amazon REDD APD Project is the cancellation of the planned deforestation activities and decision to instead conserve the forest area and continue limited forest management activities in the area under Forest Stewardship Council® Certification (FSC®) with Low Impact Logging (SFMLIL) practices.
Wind Power Project
The project activity is a grouped Wind power project consisting of installations and operation of 49 wind turbine generators by 29 individual Project participants from various industries in Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states. The intent of the Project Activity is to meet the power requirements of small and medium scale industries using the electricity generated from the Wind Turbines and thus reduce GHG emission and promote sustainable development.
Greater New Bedford Landfill Gas Capture
The Greater New Bedford on-site generating facility came online in October 2005. The collection system is used to provide landfill gas to the generating facility where landfill gas is converted to electrical power via combustion in four Caterpillar 3516 gas engine generator sets. The gas collection system is located outside of the building that houses the power facility. The landfill gas passes through a knock-out tank to remove the condensate, passes through a blower, a gas cooler, a gas filter and coalescing filter, and then moves into the building for further processing.