Indiana University's Resilience Cohort
The Town of Zionsville is one of 11 communities selected to be part of Indiana University's Resilience Cohort. The Town joins with thousands of cities across the world to lower its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and prepare for the effects of climate change.
Greenhouse Gas Inventory
The Town of Zionsville is making a commitment to address climate change. In the spring of 2020 the Town of Zionsville conducted a comprehensive inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This inventory was the first step in the climate action planning process.
The inventory measured energy used for buildings, vehicles, transit systems, waste disposal and other activities by Zionsville residents and will help the Town understand where the community can achieve emissions reductions.
What is a Climate Action Plan?
A Climate Action Plan (CAP) is a fundamental step for Indiana cities and towns committed to protecting their communities from heavier rainfalls in spring and winter, more river and flash floods and more freeze-thaw events that lead to potholes, among other impacts. A CAP outlines steps to take to reduce the Town’s contribution to climate change. Our CAP is a road map for the Town of Zionsville to implement changes that increase sustainability efforts and reduce GHG emissions, lessening the impact we have on our environment.