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 Prepared for Environmental Change (PfEC) Webinar Series provides cost-free trainings for local governments as they prepare their communities for environmental change.

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CIVIC Workbook

The Climate Initiative Value Calculation (CIVIC) Workbook is a benefit-cost analysis tool that helps local governments evaluate the cost-effectiveness of green initiatives.

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Renewable Energy Development

Indiana-specific resources are available to help local governments maximize the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy.

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Beat the Heat

In partnership with the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, ERI is helping local governments develop and implement heat relief strategies and responses. 

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Resilience Cohort

The Resilience Cohort, part of the McKinney Midwest Climate Project, helpsIndiana city, town, and county governments tomeasure and reduce local greenhouse gas emissions and implement climate resilience strategies. Participants join a cohort of peers and each jurisdiction receives one-on-one guidance, attends cohort training webinars, gains the opportunity to apply for additional staff capacity by hosting a summer intern, and more. 

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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