It’s one thing to write a check and help pay for ambitious projects like this. It’s something else entirely to take a personal responsibility for the piece of the project that has your name on it. But that’s what these interchange adopters are doing — they’ve made a generous contribution, and they’ll be working with us shoulder-to-shoulder on the 7th. Then, when the work ends, their contributions will fund ongoing maintenance.


“It’s the Lilly volunteers who have made our Global Day of Service the remarkable success it has become. This is their day to serve not only their respective communities, but to deepen their bonds with each other. Lilly is a better company because of the passion and dedication of Lilly volunteers.” 

Bart Peterson
Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Communications
Eli Lilly and Company

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“Downtown Indianapolis has been our home from day one. We’ve had a front row seat on what this city can accomplish with big thinking and hard work. RJE Knoll benefits from A Greener Welcome, so it just makes sense that we should also help make it happen.”

Denny Sponsel President
RJE Business Interiors

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“This project connects with something essential within Duke Realty — a commitment to innovative and sustainable land use. We’re proud to support this project with both dollars and volunteers, and we congratulate everyone on the Greener Welcome workgroup for what they’re accomplishing for our city.”

Charlie Podell
Senior Vice President, Indiana Operations
Duke Realty Corporation

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“Our mission is to help companies grow their business by providing the right staff for the job. So we really connected with how the Greener Welcome day is so much about people coming together to do something that will stay visible for years to come.”

Leticia Snoddy
MS Companies

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“We take the ‘Indianapolis’ in our name very seriously, and the Greener Welcome project will be a real boost for the entire city. The project is bigger than the Colts and bigger than Lilly. It’s a win for Indianapolis.”

Tom Zupancic
Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Indianapolis Colts

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“Elanco is committed to improving the natural environment in the communities in which we live and work. As part of Lilly, Elanco employees will be among the thousands of volunteers who are enhancing this neglected but vitally important section of Indianapolis’ environment.”

Jeff Simmons

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“Our company is honored to be among the corporate citizens supporting A Greener Welcome. We all share in the city’s success so we’re eager to pay it back with projects like this.”

Gary Edwards
DEEM – A Mechanical and Electrical Company

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The Interstate 70 corridor beautification project gives testament to the ability that all levels of government can work in partnership with the public and private sector to accomplish great things.

Project Partners