IU's Environmental Resilience

Indiana University's Resilience Cohort

2020 Planning for Action

Richmond is one of 12 cities selected to participate in the next phase of Indiana University's Environmental Resilience Institute, the 2020 Resilience Cohort: Planning for Action. This work builds on the 2019 Resilience Cohort, which developed the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory.

Participation in the 2020 Resilience Cohort: Planning for Action will provide Richmond with the opportunity to analyze the results of our community greenhouse gas inventory and develop a climate action plan. Richmond will receive support from the Environmental Resilience Institute, ICLEI USA, and have the opportunity to apply for a 10-week summer intern through Sustain IU’s Indiana Sustainability Development Program to boost staff capacity for the project.  

Participation has a few requirements:

  • The $300 ICLEI fee will be covered by the Environmental Sustainability Commission's "Cans for Cash" Initiative.
  • The Department of Infrastructure and Development's Planning Staff will support the project as required.
  • An intern, either from IU or a local educational institution, will be supported and mentored by both Commission members and City Staff.

For more details on the Planning for Action stage, visit the project website.

Indiana University's Resilience Cohort

2020 Planning for Action

Richmond is one of 12 cities selected to participate in the next phase of Indiana University's Environmental Resilience Institute, the 2020 Resilience Cohort: Planning for Action. This work builds on the 2019 Resilience Cohort, which developed the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory.

Participation in the 2020 Resilience Cohort: Planning for Action will provide Richmond with the opportunity to analyze the results of our community greenhouse gas inventory and develop a climate action plan. Richmond will receive support from the Environmental Resilience Institute, ICLEI USA, and have the opportunity to apply for a 10-week summer intern through Sustain IU’s Indiana Sustainability Development Program to boost staff capacity for the project.  

Participation has a few requirements:

  • The $300 ICLEI fee will be covered by the Environmental Sustainability Commission's "Cans for Cash" Initiative.
  • The Department of Infrastructure and Development's Planning Staff will support the project as required.
  • An intern, either from IU or a local educational institution, will be supported and mentored by both Commission members and City Staff.

For more details on the Planning for Action stage, visit the project website.

2018 Greenhouse Gas Inventory

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Sectors Measured in the 2018 Inventor
2018 Total Emissions by Sector in Richmond
In 2018, the energy sector comprised 81.3% of total greenhouse emissions in Richmond. Within this, electricity made up 82.5% and natural gas 17.5%.
News

June 5, 2019: Press Release Announcing Participation on IU Inaugural Resilience Cohort

About the Prepared for Environmental Change Initiative

The Indiana University Prepared for Environmental Change Grand Challenge initiative brings together a broad, bipartisan coalition of government, business, nonprofit and community leaders to help Indiana better prepare for the challenges that environmental changes bring to our economy, health and livelihood. Announced in May 2017, Prepared for Environmental Change is working to deliver tailored and actionable solutions to communities across the state of Indiana.

Press Contact
Alison Clark Zajdel
Environmental Sustainability Commission
City of Richmond, Indiana
alzajdel@gmail.com

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