Local Governments

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ERI Toolkit

ERIT is an interactive resource that connects local officials to information on climate change implications, funding opportunities, and case studies describing successful community projects.


Hoosier Resilience Index

HRI supplies local governments and residents in Indiana with community-specific data related to climate change vulnerabilities along with a framework to respond.

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Webinar Series

The institute's webinar series covers a wide range of resilience topics to educate local officials, government staff, and residents on the risks their communities face and how to address them. 

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In Development

ERI and the Great Plains Institute are teaming up to deliver Indiana-specific resources to county-level decision makers considering large-scale wind and solar installations.

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Resilience Cohort

The Resilience Cohort program helps Indiana local governments measure, manage, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In 2019, 14 Indiana communities completed community-scale greenhouse gas inventories in coordination with IU students and staff. In 2020, the program is helping communities develop their own climate action plans.

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Indiana Sustainability Development Program

ERI partners with Sustain IU's Indiana Sustainability Development Program to connect talented and motivated graduate and undergraduate students with Indiana local governments, businesses, and nonprofits. Through ISDP, these student externs work on-site for 10 weeks over the summer on sustainability and resilience projects. 

In just a few short years, the Environmental Resilience Institute has proven invaluable to cities and towns. The data and educational resources being provided by the institute are critical new tools that local officials have never had before.

Matt Greller, Accelerated Indiana Municipalities CEO