INDIANAPOLIS - A new program is allowing you to make some money while helping your community.
“Make Change” gives the chance to earn coins for doing good things. The program, headed up by a Butler University official, is being expanded to other parts of Indianapolis.
How it works: You do good things for the environment and get paid for it by earning coins that can be cashed in at local businesses. Each hour of activity is worth $10 in aluminum coins specially created for the program.
You can do things as simple as planting a tree or garden, riding your bike to work or putting a rain barrel outside your home or business.
Coins can be redeemed at locations across the city, including the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Good Earth (in Broad Ripple) and Broad Ripple Brew Pub, just to name a few.
The program runs through the end of the year and is headed up by Tim Carter, director of Butler University's Center for Urban Ecology.
Find more information on how to earn coins and redeem them at the Make Change website.
You can document your activity through social media with the hashtag #MakeChangeIndy.
Make Change was originally funded through an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) grant and launched in January 2013 in the neighborhoods between Fall Creek and 38th Street. As of this Friday, it will be expanded to the entire Midtown area thanks to a grant.
VIDEO: Turner, Hill with most to gain in summer
RTV6's Michael Grady discusses the Indiana Pacers' beginning of summer league play.
15K sampled the Circle City at Taste of Indy
Skip the leftovers from your Fourth of July cookout and make room for some eclectic eats at the Taste of Indy.
Rolling Stones rock 'n roll at IMS
Thousands of die-hard Rolling Stones fans partied hard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Saturday night.
Pilot hurt after plane crash in Montgomery Co.
A pilot was hospitalized after a small plane crashed in Montgomery County Sunday night.
Fired Elwood worker rehired amid controversy
A showdown is brewing in Madison County after a part-time parks employee fired two weeks ago was rehired by a member of the Elwood Parks and…