Environment & Sustainability

Addressing environmental change

Floods. Drought. Invasive species. These are real problems facing Hoosiers and citizens around the globe. Researchers with IU's Environmental Resilience Institute are conducting on-site research in nearly half of Indiana’s 92 counties to accurately predict changes in climate, groundwater systems, vegetation, wildlife and more. They are working to accelerate the adoption of climate solutions in Hoosier communities and are training the next generation of climate leaders.

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Hoosier Resilience Heroes

IU's Environmental Resilience Institute has recognized nine Hoosiers for their contributions to making Indiana communities healthier, more sustainable and more resilient to environmental changes that affect Hoosiers’ health and livelihoods.

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Protecting our youth

Exposure to lead in drinking water, especially from private wells, during early childhood is associated with an increased risk of being reported for delinquency during teenage years, according to a study by IU researchers.

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Staying competitive

Companies around the globe have become more energy efficient and sustainable, thanks to the work of Kelley School of Business researcher Amrou Awaysheh and his students.

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2 in 3Hoosiers support university-led efforts to make Indiana more environmentally resilient

#2is IUPUI's ranking in the U.S. for its commitment to the UN's Sustainability Development Goals

11local governments and a regional coalition partnering with IU's Environmental Resilience Institute to take action on climate change