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Goshen Parks and Recreation to host a family movie night at Shanklin Park

Friday, July 19, 2024

Goshen’s Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its second movie in the park this summer on Friday, August 2nd at 7 p.m. at Shanklin Park, featuring the 2023 Pixar film “Elementals.” Bring blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy this family-friendly movie on the big screen. A concession stand will... more

Tentative dates for Norfolk Southern railroad crossing closures announced

Thursday, July 11, 2024

The City of Goshen’s Engineering Department announced during Thursday’s Board of Works meeting a tentative timeline for the upcoming railroad crossing closures by Norfolk Southern. The City’s engineering department has been in communication with Norfolk Southern since the city was notified last week... more

Update on upcoming Norfolk Southern crossing closures

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Last week, the City of Goshen informed residents that Norfolk Southern plans to close several crossings throughout the month of July to install new rails with an approximate start date of July 8th. The work is now expected to begin on Tuesday, July 9th, or Wednesday, July 10th, and will continue through... more

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CANCELLED City Council

Monday, July 22, 2024, 6:00pm

To view a live stream of this meeting, go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81652777559 or call +1 305 224 1968, Webinar ID: 816 5277 7559. Comments are no longer taken online. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81652777559

Shade Tree Board

Monday, July 22, 2024, 7:00pm

This meeting is in-person only.

Board of Zoning Appeals

Tuesday, July 23, 2024, 4:00pm

To view the webinar, please copy and paste this link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89051557762 Or call: (301) 715-8592 or 312 626 6799 Webinar ID: 890 5155 7762

Climate Action Planning

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Climate Action Plan

 

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 has developed its first Climate Action Plan for Government Operations. The plan has been adopted by City of Goshen Board of Public Works and Safety and can be seen by clicking on the image below:

The Government Climate Action Plan includes:

  • 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,
  • Early benefits and costs for implementation.

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

 

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