HEC Makes a Difference – Join Us!

What did HEC accomplish in 2016?

white river photos fall 2014 Yorktown 7Air & Water Protection –  Defeated legislation that would have tied the hands of Indiana’s environmental experts from protecting your environment in ways that the feds fail to


OWB SmokeEnvironmental Justice – Stood up for victims of factory farm & outdoor wood boiler pollution




Climate Justice –  Secured passage of the biggest increase in our capital city’s mass transit system ever


greenwaysForest Protection – Built the largest ever coalition for a forested greenway in Indiana



If you’re inspired by what we can, together, accomplish, then become an Environmental Advocate!

January 2017 Training Long

What does an Environmental Advocate do?

HB1082RallyEnvironmental Advocates (EAs) help spread important information to Hoosiers across the state. They help inform citizens about environmental legislation in the Statehouse; they spread their knowledge and passion through tabling events and attending meetings; they perform outreach via phone and social media; and more!

Some of the tasks an EA may be assigned include:

  • Table at Events
  • Phone Bank
  • Attend Town Hall (Third House) Meetings
  • Visit Legislators
  • Organize/Attend House Parties (“GYCs”)
  • And More!

What does it take to be an HEC Environmental Advocate?

GYC 2-7-2015Your time commitment as an EA is entirely up to you – we are simply looking for passionate and inspired supporters to help us in our outreach work. If you have the motivation and are willing to commit any amount of time to helping us advocate for a cleaner, greener environment then please join us! Trainings are scheduled monthly. EAs who complete two training workshops and volunteer at least 10 hours a semester will receive a certificate and a letter of reference.

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Environmental Advocate Training

Held at 7:00 PM on the second Wednesday of each month. Please contact Amanda Shepherd, Senior Outreach Associate, to sign up and learn more details!

Upcoming Trainings:

February 8th

March 8th

Read about one of our current Environmental Advocates, and her experience volunteering with HEC, here!

Environmental Advocate Materials

Below you will find links to files and presentations used during previous trainings. If you have questions, please email Amanda Shepherd.

Indy EA Training PPT 1-11-17

NE Indiana EA Training PPT 3-7-17

Indy EA Training PPT 3-8-17

Call to Action Flyer 3-8-17