Federal and state officials urged local leaders to proactively create plans to address hate crimes in their communities.
This summer as part of the Indiana Sustainability Development Program, Indiana University students are working with several local governments in Indiana to complete community-scale greenhouse gas inventories.
Jim Poyser, director of Indiana Earth Charter, will be the guest speaker at a presentation hosted by Bartholomew County Indivisible, The Sierra Club and Energy Matters Community Coalition.
“There’s, of course, a certain amount of fear and anger and disappointment,” David Sklar, assistant director of the Indianapolis Jewish Community Relations Council, said. “The people that perpetrate these types of crimes don’t realize the effect that comes out of these things usually brings communities closer together.”
“While this is trending in the right direction,” said Chelsea Haring-Cozzi, the coalition’s executive director, “this number is still unacceptable.”
Vectren South wanted to replace baseload coal capacity with a massive gas plant. Regulators told the Indiana utility to consider more options in a fast-moving energy world.
WTHR was at interfaith vigil for victims in Sri Lanka, and give a flavor of what you may have missed.
Other community partners include Solarize Indianapolis, Citizens Action Coalition, Hoosier Interfaith Power & Light and Earth Charter Indiana. Solar United Neighbors has helped support nearly 200 solar so-ops throughout the United States.
“Suffering a major blow at the federal level, with the election of Donald Trump, it comes as no surprise that many anti-coal groups, like the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, have shifted major resources toward state and local initiative.”
In recent days, groups as diverse as the Indiana Energy Association, Hoosier Environmental Council, the Sierra Club and Citizens Action Coalition protested a moratorium, saying it could delay investments in clean energy and prompt energy companies to build in other states without similar restrictions.