With the 50th anniversary of Earth Day approaching on April 22, Indiana University's Environmental Resilience Institute has named its annual list of Hoosier Resilience Heroes, recognizing individuals and groups statewide for their efforts to prepare Hoosiers for climate change and promote safe, healthy communities.
This year's recipients include professionals and volunteers dedicated to sustainable agriculture, flood control, clean energy, environmental justice, and other aspects of environmental protection and resilience.
"We affect our environment, and our environment affects us," ERI Director Janet McCabe said. "Whether it is coronavirus, climate change or corn yields, we live in interconnected systems. The better we understand these connections, the more resilient we can become to protect our health, our communities and our economy.
"In my view, these people are true heroes. Their efforts are an example for every Hoosier who cares about the health and vitality of our state and planet."