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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Conduct Community Interviews 

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The City of Goshen strives to take the best care for residents and to ensure our drinking water meets all U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) safety requirements.  As part of this process, the EPA will conduct community interviews in Goshen... more

2024 Spring brush pick-up begins April 22

Monday, April 15, 2024

The City of Goshen Street Department will begin the Spring brush pick-up on Monday, April 22, and will run until Friday, May 3, 2024. Please have any yard brush and leaves out before the start date to ensure pick-up. Leaf and brush piles placed in alleyways will not be picked up. Because of the large... more

Beautify Goshen Week 2024

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

In conjunction with the Goshen Chamber of Commerce’s “Beautify Goshen” Week, the Goshen Street Department will offer additional disposal services from Saturday, April 27, to Saturday, May 4, to assist city residents in their “Beautify Goshen” tasks. This free service is only available during this... more

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RESCHEDULE: Board of Aviation Commissioners

Monday, April 22, 2024, 2:00pm

City Council

Monday, April 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, April 22, 2024, 7:00pm

This meeting is in-person only.

Climate Action Planning

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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