...to equip governments, businesses and community groups to respond with the right investments in agriculture, infrastructure and public health and safety to meet the challenges of environmental change.
In addition to surveying historical data and other statistics, our researchers are taking their work out of the laboratory and into the field, pasture, office, factory, daycare and backyard. Findings are helping government officials implement city-specific plans for environmental resilience, including building greener, more prosperous communities that can adapt to changing patterns in storms, heat waves and other extreme weather events.
Future-focused policy recommendations assist Indiana lawmakers balance business goals, development and sustainability. Governments and local businesses can make the best investments in areas such as agriculture, industry, infrastructure and public safety using ERI’s data to identify practical, sustainable and economically viable strategies.
Researchers are developing effective methods of communicating these findings and recommendations so that all residents will be armed with information to respond to coming environmental change.