Description of the video:
Our world is changing. Temperatures are rising. Diseases are spreading. Severe weather is harming our infrastructure and our crops. And in the face of these environmental threats, we must protect Indiana jobs, our economy, and our communities.
Built by experts at Indiana University alongside local municipalities and the EPA, the Environmental Resilience Institute Toolkit (or ERIT) is an online resource designed to help local governments in Indiana and other Midwestern states assess, prepare for, and respond to environmental change.
ERIT provides tailored information to Hoosier communities facing increased threats from flooding, air pollution, heat waves, and disease. Updated regularly, ERIT helps state and local leaders combat the effects of climate change on our communities, our health and our jobs.
As ERIT’s database expands, so will its impact. Detailed case studies provide road maps for how other communities have successfully adapted to climate risks… highlighting tools needed to replicate their successes and secure funding.
Indiana and the Midwest face a unique set of environmental concerns. But by working together to create, manage and implement resources like ERIT, our communities and businesses can have a more resilient future. Learn more at www.eri.iu.edu/erit.