Resilient Pike

Resilient Pike is a group of volunteers committed to helping Pike face future challenges from a changing climate and a changing world. We are a diverse group and in our ranks are government officials, students, clergy, and business and civic leaders. We are an arm of Earth Charter Indiana.

PIKE SCHOOLS PARTNERSHIP

Conducted by high school interns, Resilient Pike interviewed approximately 70 Pike community leaders and residents in the summer of 2018. The results were varied but clearly indicated the need to work with youth and become involved in the educational process. Contacts were made with MSD Pike and we received encouragement from Supt. Dr. Flora J. Reichanadter and other officials of the school system. In Nov. 2018, a proposal for a partnership was presented to the Pike Board of Education which was unanimously approved it along with statements of gratitude and appreciation from the board. 

Here are the elements of the partnership:

TREES

A plan was developed to plant trees on Pike School grounds both as a means of educating children and youth as well for the many contributions trees make in their own right. An initial planting of one tree at each school will be done on April 17. Students are actively engaged in studying the impact of trees on climate and as a key element to a resilient and healthy environment.

In subsequent years, Resilient Pike will work with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful with the intention of planting hundreds of trees throughout the system.


YOUTH ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMIT

Resilient Pike intends to explore a Youth Sustainability Summit that will educate, empower and encourage youth people to work for sustainability.


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INDIANAPOLIS THRIVING SCHOOLS CHALLENGE

Resilient Pike encourages teachers to apply for a Thriving Schools grant. We congratulate Ms. Christina Mitchell who applied for and was honored with a grant.


EARTH DAY RESOURCES

We are providing resources to teachers and leaders on topics of climate mitigation and tree appreciation.


EDUCATE AND CELEBRATE ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND PRACTICES

 We will celebrate the “no idle” policy, energy saving practices and other sustainable advances in MSD Pike Township and the greater Pike Township community.


COMMUNICATE AND CELEBRATE

In conjunction with the MSD Communications Officer, we will inform and celebrate environmental practices with the school and the community.