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.

Our Vision

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.

Our Mission

The Hoosier Environmental Council is the voice of the people for the environment in Indiana-the organization with the passion and the plan to tackle our environmental challenges and help make our state a healthier, better place to live and do business.

Our Values

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.