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Broad Ripple Inc was founded in February 2016 as a nonprofit, mutual-benefit corporation. We have been in web design and hosting since 2010; hosting on wind-credit offset, North-American servers.

We proudly specialize in WordPress, and are working to empower:

Collaborative & Cooperative

Democratic & Open Source

Equitable & Inclusive

Local & Independent

Transparent & Accountable

Circular Economy

Nonprofit & Sustainable

Appropriate Technology




  • Web Design

  • Web Development

  • Search Engine Optimization SEO

  • Analytics

  • Managed Web Hosting

  • Domains

  • Technical Problem Solving

  • Website Migration

  • WordPress Mashups

  • Mobile & Responsive Theme Development

  • Internet Marketing

  • Information Technology

  • Web-Based App Development

  • Inbound & Email Campaign

  • Video Production & Marketing

  • Live Event Streaming

We specialize with nonprofits, startup, local, independent, professional services, business development, and creative sectors: artists, musicians, filmmakers, entertainment.

We fix problems and save time.

We can help with your email campaigns & social media.

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Giving Tree Ecology

Giving Tree Ecology

Giving Tree Ecology

Broad Ripple Inc is working to further its passions for sustainability, habitat restoration, species protection, and overall paradigm shifting by working to organize Giving Tree Ecology. The present status of Giving Tree is in the grassroots. There is a strategy for organizing, and it starts with the web platform that we are using here on this site in beta testing.

Giving Tree Ecology – a systems-thinking approach towards building community, fostering sustainability and resilience, and regenerating ecology.

Giving Tree Ecology works to revive our connections with nature, restore ecosystems, and foster local resilience, sustainability, and wellness.

Key Giving Tree Ecology Programs and Projects:

Local First

Local First Indy: Because local economy matters. Support businesses that support community. Local First Central Indiana works to support regional localism. The arguments for local economics are many, including but not limited to these (for example). Local First Central Indiana will also work to create resource sharing among businesses, local procurement in private-public partnerships, and actively assist local businesses towards sustainability-minded objectives, such as zero waste and renewable energy.

Slow Money Marketplace

Slow Money Indiana: A companion to the Slow Food movement, Slow Money Indiana would be the Indiana chapter of The Slow Money Alliance. The Slow Money Principles are as follows:

The Slow Money Principles

In order to enhance food security, food safety and food access; improve nutrition and health; promote cultural, ecological and economic diversity; and accelerate the transition from an economy based on extraction and consumption to an economy based on preservation and restoration, we do hereby affirm the following Slow Money Principles:

  1. We must bring money back down to earth.
  2. There is such a thing as money that is too fast, companies that are too big, finance that is too complex. Therefore, we must slow our money down — not all of it, of course, but enough to matter.
  3. The 20th Century was the era of Buy Low/Sell High and Wealth Now/Philanthropy Later, what one venture capitalist called “the largest legal accumulation of wealth in history.” The 21st Century will be the era of nurture capital, built around principles of carrying capacity, care of the commons, sense of place and non-violence.
  4. We must learn to invest as if food, farms and fertility mattered. We must connect investors to the places where they live, creating vital relationships and new sources of capital for small food enterprises.
  5. Let us celebrate the new generation of entrepreneurs, consumers and investors who are showing the way from Making A Killing to Making a Living.
  6. Paul Newman said, “I just happen to think that in life we need to be a little like the farmer who puts back into the soil what he takes out.” Recognizing the wisdom of these words, let us begin rebuilding our economy from the ground up, asking:
    • What would the world be like if we invested 50% of our assets within 50 miles of where we live?
    • What if there were a new generation of companies that gave away 50% of their profits?
    • What if there were 50% more organic matter in our soil 50 years from now?

Transition Indy

Transition Indy: Transition Initiatives are plans for communities to converge and gather around the ideas of “transitioning” from the affordable carbon economy, to the next economy. This concept might be best represented by the notions of working to gauge our local carbon consumption requirements, and supplement them with renewable energy sourcing, as well as energy descent programs that can lead us to a place where we can be more satisfied for having decreased our contributions to inefficient systems. Other great initiatives that are synonymous with Transition Initiatives are lawn sharing, seed sharing, ride sharing, skill sharing, re-skilling, energy descent plans, building energy efficiency overhauls, urban agriculture and food forestry, and more.


The Salubrious CooperativeThe Salubrious Cooperative is being developed as a worker-owned, food-production cooperative located in Broad Ripple, Indiana. Our goal is to further the local food movement, and the shop local and independent movement in Indianapolis and Central Indiana.

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Link: Support Groups in Indianapolis, IN

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Closed-Loop, Zero Waste, Just In Time, Circular Economy, Triple Bottom Line

In industry, product lifecycle management (PLM) is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from inception, through engineering design and manufacture, to service and disposal of manufactured products. PLM integrates people, data, processes and business systems and provides a product information backbone for companies and their extended enterprise. source: Product Lifecycle – […]


Broad Ripple Inc was formed as Broad Ripple Unlimited, LLC back in 2010 to provide web and marketing skills to small businesses, but we also wanted to make these skills available to the grassroots, specifically sustainability and conservation, but also social justice. It was certainly a challenge to get to this point, but now we […]

The Trillion Tree Campaign
The Trillion Tree Campaign
Ecosia – The Search Engine that plants trees.

https://www.ecosia.org/ How does Ecosia neutralize a search’s CO2 emissions?   Follow Renewable energy Did you know that the CO2 footprint of an average search is estimated at 0.2 grams? Not so with Ecosia. We recently built our own solar plant, so that we can run our servers on clean power. This is even better than […]

Indianapolis #Climatathon 2016 – INGage Proposal
Native Plants Pollinator Garden

As I walked Skiles Test Park with my dogs in early summer, we got to the pollinator field and saw something amazing. In this era of insect population declines we saw an abundance of birds, dragonflies, bees, moths, and most impressively, butterflies. I’ve been thinking a lot about bee colony collapse disorder, and reading that […]

Butterfly at Skiles Test Park credit Rob Slaven
Envision 2100: #SolarPunk #NaturalClimateSolutions

Hopefully we’ve all been inundated enough with the post-apocalyptic programming of #SteamPunk & #CyberPunk to consciously realize we want a better tomorrow – and just how daunting of a challenge that actually might be! Introducing: #SolarPunk – a budding movement to pragmatically approach a dystopian future with moral imagination. Stay tuned as we follow this […]

Coronavirus – A Community Resource Hub

In no way, shape or form am I a doctor or intending to give medical advice, but I am a nerd. Here’s some important info from the internet so far. We’ll keep this post updated with more information as we find it.

Broad Ripple Inc’s vision for 2021

Alongside of our web hosting products we’ve been working on a more integrated design. WordPress is a wonderful platform that offers unparalleled depth to its capabilities. WordPress is always evolving thanks to the wonderful people at Automattic and the WordPress community at large. The WordPress community is always striving to keep up and improve web […]

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