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
48Indiana local governments assisted with climate planning and preparedness
79,000+hours served by McKinney Climate Fellows across nearly 100 Indiana organizations
40%of past climate fellows are working in sustainability and environmental careers in the Midwest
- Vital solutions in a climate of change
- 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-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.