Nearly two-dozen Indiana University faculty and students presented their research at the Environmental Resilience Institute’s Research Symposium on May 11 at the Indiana Memorial Union. An annual event, the symposium showcases the work of IU’s environmental resilience research community on topics ranging from the natural sciences, to human systems, to environmental policy, to education.
Three Indiana communities are celebrating recent recognition as SolSmart communities, signaling their readiness for solar investment within their borders. After participating in the Environmental Resilience Institute’s 2021 Resilience Cohort, Carmel, Michigan City, and Zionsville were designated as SolSmart communities earlier this year.
ERI-supported independent media organizations garnered multiple awards for environmental reporting from Indiana’s Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) in their annual Best of Indiana Journalism competition.
In advance of Earth Day, Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI) is recognizing nine Hoosier Resilience Heroes for contributions to their communities and the environment. The honorees include professionals, students, and volunteers dedicated to food insecurity, climate policy, renewable energy, sustainable business practices, and more.
Indiana University has established a Climate Action Committee to develop comprehensive recommendation to identify short- and long-term opportunities to reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from its various campuses and units.
Dorceta Taylor, a professor of environmental justice at Yale University, discusses the long history of racism, sexism, and classism in the American conservation movement.
A group of eight Indiana local governments gathered virtually on Feb. 11 to share successful projects and brainstorm strategies to build more resilient communities across the Hoosier state. The meeting was the first of an eight part series hosted by the Environmental Resilience Institute for local governments who have completed the Hoosier Resilience Index Readiness Assessment, a tool to help cities, towns, and counties gauge their preparedness for the impacts of climate change.
Leaders from several of Indiana’s largest employers and at nine cities across the Hoosier state are meeting to discuss how to better collaborate on resilience to climate change, through a federally funded project led by faculty at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and the IU Environmental Resilience Institute.
The Conservation Law Center at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law will help manage a new designation of more than 3.5 million acres in southern Indiana as a Sentinel Landscape, a coalition to advance sustainable land management practices around military installations and ranges.
Ten local governments and one regional coalition will partner with Indiana University in 2022 to take action on climate change. Through a program led by IU’s Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI), Indiana communities will develop and expand plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and explore green solutions to extreme precipitation and heat waves being experienced more frequently throughout the state.
Indiana University students, faculty, and staff have created an interactive map which documents the cultural, environmental, and topographical history of the Southern Hills ecoregion of Indiana, an area that cuts down the middle of the state from Greencastle to New Albany.
Nominations for 2022 Hoosier Resilience Heroes are open now through March 1. Individuals can nominate an Indiana resident by filling out and submitting an online form.