The City of Elkhart, through the work of Elkhart Environmental Center staff, and along with broad support and input from city staff and residents, will spend the next several months developing a climate action plan to reduce community greenhouse gas emissions. This plan is being completed alongside eleven communities selected to be a part of Indiana University’s second Resilience Cohort.
The Elkhart Environmental Center began its participation with the 2020 Resilience Cohort in January. As a critical first step in the climate action planning process, the City of Elkhart is conducting a community-wide greenhouse gas inventory to better understand the sectors where the community can achieve emissions reductions. The IU Resilience Cohort will provide guidance and training through the end of December.
Elkhart officials plan to engage local residents and key community stakeholders to incorporate public input for the plan. Public meeting dates and locations are forthcoming, including virtual participation opportunities. These opportunities will be shared on the website and through the city Facebook pages.