Preparing for Change – Increasing Indiana’s Resiliency
Climate change already affects Indiana and will continue to worsen. We must begin the process of adapting to a new normal as the climate continues to shift. There are many steps that we can take to increase Indiana’s resiliency and prepare for worsening climate impacts. Learn more about HEC’s climate change efforts
- Preserving our natural spaces has never been more important. Learn more about HEC’s conservation efforts
Prioritizing Soil Health
- Extreme weather, drought, and mild winters will put a heavy burden on our farmers. Prioritizing soil health will prepare our soils for worsening climate change impacts, protect our water, and support our pollinators.
Protecting our Wetlands
- Floodplain and wetland preservation are essential to prepare for increased flooding. Learn more about HEC’s role in protecting our waterways
Supporting our Communities
- Climate change impacts will hurt historically disadvantaged communities the most. We must invest in the resiliency of our Hoosier communities to adapt to climate change. Learn more about HEC’s Environmental Justice work
Promoting Distributed Generation
- Distributed generation (DG), such as solar, reduces our greenhouse gas emissions and responds well during extreme weather. During outages or surges, DG can still provide power regardless of grid failure. Learn more about HEC’s work to promote DG
Additionally, there are various specific adaptation strategies both at the large-scale and individual-scale. Please use the links below to learn more.