The reduction of greenhouse gas emissions is the goal of an Indiana University and Hoosier government partnership that also aims to help communities measure and manage the gases that contribute to climate change.
Nine Hoosier communities and IU have teamed up to carry out such projects this year. This is the third phase of a program started by IU’s Environmental Resilience Institute.
“This program is important because it gives local government resources at a low cost, and training and the staff capacity through our partnership with Sustain IU,” explained Andrea Webster, who serves as ERI’s implementation manager. “We give them all these things, so they can do climate work, prepare for climate change and reduce emissions.”
Program participants in 2021 are Bloomington, Carmel, Elkhart, Fort Wayne, Gary, Goshen, Richmond, West Lafayette and Zionsville.
These Resilience Cohort cities will receive technical assistance, consulting and training to implement one to three projects that support actions established in community-wide greenhouse gas reduction plans created under the program in 2020.