Indiana communities now have new tools to help them adapt to the shifting climate. Mayors and representatives from about 18 Indiana cities heard more at the Climate Leadership Summit in Indianapolis on Thursday.
One of those tools is the Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute Toolkit, or ERIT. It's an online toolkit that lets local governments know what climate impacts they can expect in their cities, what projects they can do to better adapt, how to fund them, and examples of cities that have completed them.
Andrea Webster has been working on the toolkit for about nine months. She says ERIT takes climate adaptation information from all over the web and puts it into one helpful place for Midwestern cities.
“Doing sustainability and resilience work in a community, it’s hard to know where to get started or what’s the best use of your time,” says Webster.