The 2nd Annual Climate Leadership Summit took place on September 13th in Indianapolis. We convened city leaders to discuss green jobs, renewable energy, public health, and youth engagement among many other important topics. We celebrated the progress Indiana communities have already achieved and gave cities the opportunity to share best practices. Check out photos and videos on our Facebook page! #CLS2017
Cities Participating in 2017: Indianapolis, South Bend, Fort Wayne, Goshen, Logansport, North Vernon, Whiting, Gary, Kokomo, Crawfordsville, Bloomington, Muncie, Lafayette, Evansville, Angola, West Lafayette, Columbus
In August 2016, we inaugurated this remarkable gathering, the first of its kind, the Climate Leadership Summit. Our founding mayors, Jim Brainard and Joe Stahura, along with Earth Charter Indiana, convened mayors, their delegations, experts, and advocates from across the state for a day of intensive learning. The purpose was simple: to inspire action to create climate resilient communities across the Hoosier State.
We left with a commitment to continue our conversation and find ways to support each other as we move into an era of great uncertainty and opportunity in addressing climate change. Over the past year, that drum beat of solutions-oriented climate action has only gotten louder and we’ve seen some remarkable successes in many of our communities.
Cities and Mayors
Mayors and cities can bring a delegation of up to six people from their city who represent key stakeholder areas—leaders from faith, business, environment, youth, etc.—who are committed to building a vision of a more resilient Indiana.
The 2017 Climate Leadership Summit was co-hosted by 7 Hoosier Mayors:
- Mayor Todd Barton, Crawfordsville
- Mayor Jim Brainard, Carmel
- Mayor Greg Goodnight, Kokomo
- Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Gary
- Mayor Joe Hogsett, Indianapolis
- Mayor Dave Kitchell, Logansport
- Mayor Joe Stahura, Whiting
We are grateful to our sponsors and community partners who made this important event possible. If your organization would be interested in getting involved, please contact us.
Our Sponsors are:
- The McKinney Family Foundation
- The City of Indianapolis
- Indy Parks & Recreation
Our Supporters are:
- Indiana Public Health Association
- SESCO Group
- Prosperity Indiana
- Purdue Climate Change Research Center
- Plews, Shadley, Racher, & Braun LLP