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Sustainability conference focuses on advancing climate resilience in Indiana

Indiana’s leading sustainability professionals, scholars and climate advocates will gather Feb. 17 at the IUPUI Campus Center for a day of knowledge-sharing and networking to advance climate resilience in the Hoosier state.

Hosted by IU’s Environmental Resilience Institute, IUPUI Sustainability and presenting supporter the Indianapolis Airport Authority, the Indiana Sustainability and Resilience Conference will feature training, speakers and panels that cut across sectors and highlight opportunities for collaboration and funding.

The conference will include a keynote address from Janet McCabe, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deputy administrator and former ERI director, and a live performance from Indiana-based singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer.

Registration for the conference is now open. The registration fee is $50 for general admission and $25 for students. 

Breakout sessions will cover a range of sustainability and resilience topics, such as:

  • The path to carbon neutrality in Indiana.
  • How every job can be a climate job.
  • Research that is informing climate and resilience practices.
  • Incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion into climate work.
  • How to write successful grants to fund sustainability projects.

In addition, an afternoon plenary will examine how Hoosier communities are engaging residents and making progress on climate action, including the funding mechanisms they’re leveraging. Other planned events include a conference expo and networking happy hour.