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PEDESTRIAN PATH CLOSURE: ROCK RUN CREAK

Monday, March 1, 2021

The pedestrian path near Kauffman Park will be closed between Tuesday, March 2, and Thursday, March 4, to allow for work on Rock Run Creek Improvements. more

LANE RESTRICTIONS: NORTH MAIN STREET

Monday, March 1, 2021

North Main Street, between Pike and Middlebury streets, will have partial lane restrictions between March 2 and March 4. This is to allow NIPSCO to install street lights on North Main Street. NIPSCO will maintain open access for businesses and resident on North Main Street. The utilities company... more

EXTENSION OF ROAD CLOSURE AND RESTRICTIONS: OLIVE STREET

Monday, March 1, 2021

Olive and Lincoln avenues have been closed and restricted to allow NIPSCO to move utilities ahead of road and utilities reconstruction. Due to the discovery of additional, unmarked utilities, NIPSCO has requested to extend the Olive Street road closure from Monday, March 1, to Friday, March 5. Existing... more

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Board of Works & Safety & Stormwater Board

Today, 2:00pm

Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88677698824 Or Telephone: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 886 7769 8824 Dial *9 to "raise hand" and speak during public comment

CRC

Today, 7:00pm

To view a livestream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87204396911 or call (312) 626-6799 or (929) 205-6099 and dial the meeting/webinar ID: 872 0439 6911. To speak during the public meeting, the public should use the “raise hand” feature on meeting or dial *9 if calling on the telephone.

Redevelopment Commission

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 3:00pm

Climate Action Planning

The City of Goshen Environmental Resilience Department provides support and coordination to other City government departments. As Communities look for ways to improve resiliency and adapt to climate change, it is important to recognize that every community has different vulnerabilities and also opportunities. The Department works to identify areas of climate change vulnerability and develop climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies.  The goal is to increase the City’s ability to respond and prepare for the risks the City may face as a result of the changing climate—increased heat and changes in precipitation amounts and patterns.

To become a more resilient city, the Environmental Resilience Department is working with all City Departments to develop the City’s first adoption of a Climate Action Plan for the Goshen City Government in 2020.

The Government Climate Action Plan will include:

  • An inventory of existing emissions,
  • Emissions reduction goals and targets,
  • Identification of potential climate change vulnerabilities,
  • Development of appropriate strategies to mitigate those vulnerabilities,
  • An implementation strategy,
  • Benefits and costs for implementation.

The City of Goshen has set the goal to achieve carbon neutrality by 2035.

 

  June 2020 - Excerpts of City of Goshen Employee Survey Relating to Climate Change

6/16/2020 Presentation to the Goshen City Council regarding the Climate Action Plan

The following report is an update on the development of Goshen’s first Climate Action Plan. It is being developed by Goshen's Environmental Resilience Department with the skilled know-how from IU extern, Kolt Vaughn, Masters Student of the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and through support from the IU Environmental Institute and the Indiana Sustainability Development Program.

Click here to view the presentation

 

Purdue Climate Change Research Center https://ag.purdue.edu/indianaclimate/

The Purdue Climate Change Research Center (PCCRC) is coordinating with over 100 experts from dozens of Indiana-based institutions that include scientists and decision makers from across the state to develop a series of reports describing the specific ways changing conditions affect Hoosier families and communities. The Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment (IN CCIA) provides accessible, credible climate science to Hoosiers, allowing us to better understand climate change-related risks and build more effective plans for a more productive future.

In 2008, the PCCRC released the first state-level climate assessment titled Impacts of Climate Change for the State of Indiana. This report was developed at the request of Senator Richard G. Lugar as he prepared to vote on national climate change legislation.

The following report  was compiled in 2018 using historical climate data for the State of Indiana.

Indiana's & Future Climate - A Report from the Indiana Climate Change Impacts Assessment