Zionsville Mayor Emily Styron’s administration has released its Climate Action Plan, which aims to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in Zionsville during the next several decades. The plan is the first of its kind in Zionsville.
The town’s goal is to keep emissions stable while the population continues to grow. The town identified strategic measures to reduce communitywide greenhouse gas emissions, including creating an inventory of the town’s greenhouse gas emissions and their sources and identifying the town’s greenhouse gas reduction goals, which are key components in the Climate Action Plan.
Zionsville’s Climate Action Plan is an example of many community programs developed to mitigate the negative effects of climate change.
Zionsville’s plan was developed with support from the Indiana University Environmental Resilience Institute’s Resilience Cohort, an initiative of the Indiana University Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge. The plan also was developed with support from ICLEI USA Local Governments for Sustainability.
Based on communitywide greenhouse gas emissions data from 2018, Zionsville worked with ICLEI USA Local Governments for Sustainability and the Environmental Resilience Institute to project local emissions through the year 2050. Zionsville then created the first edition of its Climate Action Plan based on projections.
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