Simply stated, our goal is to make Indiana a better place to live, breathe, work, and play. Our two greatest tools are education and advocacy. And if passion is a tool, then add that to the list.
Putting science to work in the most beneficial ways imaginable, we aim to work in harmony with nature and people, creating lasting partnerships that will benefit both. By bringing issues to the forefront and encouraging an open discussion about Indiana’s environmental well being, we can help shape laws, create jobs, protect the environment, and improve our quality of life.
Who We Are
Our Vision, Mission & Values
We aim to set a new path for Indiana, where the people of our state embrace practices and policies that dramatically reduce the footprint of industry, commerce and agriculture on the environment. Following this path, Indiana will ascend to new heights in our public health, economic well-being, and in our preservation of nature for generations to come.
We believe in building an organization grounded in passion, hard work, integrity, knowledge and collegiality. We believe in dialogue, partnerships, and collaboration. We are willing to take unpopular stances, but are committed to always advocating from a foundation of good science and economics. We aspire to build a statewide movement that embraces Hoosiers of all walks of life – Republicans, Democrats and Independents, of all races and backgrounds – united to build a more positive future for our children.
The voice of the people for 37 years. The eyes and ears of everyone in Indiana who is concerned about the environment. And everyone who should be. The Hoosier Environmental Council is Indiana’s leading educator and advocate for environmental issues and policies. We are passionate about our role in shaping the state’s environmental future and all who will be affected by it.
We could spend our energy pointing fingers, and those who are responsible should certainly be held accountable. But that energy would be best utilized in finding new solutions and alternatives to the practices and misguided efforts that got us where we are today. Hoosiers are smart, hard-working, resourceful people. Exactly the kind of people we’re proud to represent and to help us get the job done.
Naturally, none of this work can be done without the dedicated advocacy and generous donations from our supporters. You can learn more about why Hoosiers support HEC in our Supporter Spotlight.