The McKinney Midwest Climate Project (MMCP) is helping to advance the transition to sustainable and climate-friendly practices in Indiana and the Midwest. Through partnerships with communities, businesses, and nonprofits, MMCP is expanding ERI’s impact, engaging students in sustainability and environmental career training, and empowering the region to adopt high-impact solutions that address climate change.
Accelerating climate action
Partnering on Midwest solutions
The McKinney Midwest Climate Project engages students, communities, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to apply climate solutions and train students in sustainability-focused careers. Programs include:
MMCP by the numbers
92businesses, nonprofits, and local governments have hosted a McKinney Climate Fellow
35%of past climate fellows have gone on to work full-time in sustainability and environmental careers
34million metric tons of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) identified for elimination by Resilience Cohort communities
- Indiana communities are looking up to trees to reduce the impact felt from climate change
- How can IU grad students help solve climate change issues? A new Indiana project will help
- IU Environmental Resilience Institute expands climate-action program across Midwest
- IU-led climate action programs to expand with $1.25M McKinney Family Foundation grant
An investment in the future
A grant from the McKinney Family Foundation underwrites a portion of the costs associated with the McKinney Midwest Climate Project, however, many more opportunities exist to maximize the project’s potential.