IU Institute Helping Cities with Green Projects

(BLOOMINGTON) – Through a partnership with Indiana University, nine Indiana cities and towns will be carrying out projects in 2021 to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions.

Program participants in 2021 are Bloomington, Carmel, Elkhart, Fort Wayne, Gary, Goshen, Richmond, West Lafayette, and Zionsville.

The initiative represents the third stage of a program pioneered by IU’s Environmental Resilience Institute to help Hoosier communities measure and manage heat-trapping gases that contribute to climate change.

Projects will focus on lowering barriers to solar development, creating electric-vehicle-friendly communities, and efficiently treating wastewater, commonly one of the largest sources of emissions in local government operations.