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Climate Leadership Summit 2
Earth Charter Indiana Climate Leadership Summit 2

Climate Leadership in Indiana

On September 13, 2017, Earth Charter Indiana hosted its 2nd Annual Climate Leadership Summit at Garfield Park in Indianapolis, Indiana. The park is Indianapolis’ oldest city park that sits on 122 acres and is part of the Indianapolis Park and Boulevard System on the National Register of Historic Places. What a great setting for the climate summit that convened “…city leaders to discuss green jobs, renewable energy, public health, and youth engagement among many other important topics.” In addition, it celebrated “… the progress Indiana communities have already achieved…” by providing cities a venue to share best practices.

 

Participants at Summit

I attended and was impressed with the entire program! Several Indiana mayors, which included the mayors of Indianapolis, Bloomington, Kokomo, Logansport, Ft. Wayne, and North Vernon spoke about how they are leading their communities on a variety of sustainability initiatives that support municipal solar programs, green jobs, and public health. People from 19 Indiana cities attended to learn from others and share success stories. Indiana youth who are involved in climate related projects from across Indiana helped to host the event. The intergenerational participation was inspiring for all involved.

 

Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett

Take a look at all the great things that Earth Charter Indiana does!

I hope to attend Climate Leadership Summit 3!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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