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INDIANA COVID-19 RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Indiana COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program is designed to decrease evictions and increase housing stability by helping renters whose income has been adversely affected by COVID-19. The program can provide you with up to $2,000 in assistance to help cover past due and ongoing monthly rent payments... more

CITY COUNCIL PASSES RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF GOSHEN POLICE

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

At its regular Tuesday meeting the Goshen City Council unanimously passed a resolution voicing support to the Goshen Police Department and committing to continue supporting efforts to improve community relations. To read the full resolution, click here. more

GOSHEN CITY COUNCIL ENDORSES COUNTY MASK MANDATE

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

At its regular meeting Tuesday, July 14, the Goshen City Council unanimously passed a resolution in which they endorsed the County Health Department's mandate on wearing face coverings. To read the full resolution, click here. more

Upcoming Events All »

Sister City Cmte—Public invited and encouraged to attend

Today, 5:30pm

Traffic Commission

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 4:30pm

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, July 20, 2020, 2:00pm

To access the live stream of this meeting, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81207036658

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