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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Renewable Energy Development

ERI supports Indiana communities pursuing solar-ready designation through SolSmart and offers resources to help local governments capitalize on clean energy.

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Preparing communities for environmental change

Beginning in 2018, the Environmental Resilience Institute offered free webinars to help communities prepare for environmental change. Browse the webinar archives to find information on topics ranging from land use, to stormwater management, to multi-hazard mitigation plans.

View the PfEC webinar archives

Building resilience through urban tree canopy expansion

IU graduate student and McKinney Fellow Andrew Russell created a plan to help the City of Fort Wayne develop and increase its urban tree canopy and enhance its resilience to climate change impacts, such as flooding and extreme heat.