Heavier spring flooding. Hotter, drier summers. Shifting growing seasons. These are just a few of the consequences of a warming climate. Unparalleled environmental change threaten local and global public health, species diversity, natural systems, and communities moving forward. With proper planning, we can adapt, and withstand the wide-ranging impacts of climate change that threaten our economy, health, and infrastructure.
Since 2019, Richmond has been part of Indiana University's Environment Resilience Institute's Resilience Cohort. Being part of this cohort has enabled the 2018 Greenhouse Gas inventory Project and the 2020 Climate Action Plan.