Learn about our 2016 Accomplishments. Become an HEC Environmental Advocate!
What did HEC accomplish in 2016?
Air & 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
Environmental 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
Forest 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!
What does an Environmental Advocate do?
Environmental 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?
Your 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!
Environmental Advocate Materials
Below you will find links to files and presentations used during previous trainings. If you have questions, please email Amanda Shepherd.