In celebration of Earth Week, the Environmental Resilience Institute, founded as part of Indiana University's Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative, is recognizing 10 Indiana residents as Hoosier Resilience Heroes.
While traveling the state as the Environmental Resilience Institute's assistant director of policy and implementation, Janet McCabe has met many Hoosiers dedicated to preparing Indiana for environmental change. The Hoosier Resilience Heroes recognition honors the important contributions of just a few of these residents.
"Indiana is full of individuals -- in every corner of the state and from every age and walk of life, including government, academia, business and nonprofits -- who are working to make Indiana more resilient in the face of environmental change, and who are making Indiana residents safer and healthier now and for generations to come," said McCabe, former acting assistant administrator for air quality with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "We are thrilled to recognize these Hoosier Resilience Heroes and lift up their work to inspire us all."