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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Governing Body: Goshen Common CouncilDate and Time of Meeting: Monday, December 7, 2020, 6:00 p.m.Place of Meeting: Virtual Webinar via Zoom Softwarehttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/87149766078Or Telephone:+1 301 715 8592 or+1 312 626 6799Webinar ID: 871 4976 6078 Pursuant to the provisions of the Open... more

LAST LEAF PICKUP BEGINS MONDAY DECEMBER 7

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Goshen Street Department will make one last round of leaf collecting beginning Monday, December 7. Residents who miss this round can still take their leaves to the Environmental Center. Located at 20100 CR 19, the center accepts brush and leaves, loose or in bags, at no charge to Goshen... more

ROAD CLOSURES AND DETOURS IN EAST GOSHEN

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Starting Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 2, construction crews will shift the lane closure in East Goshen. Traffic will still be only one-way, going westbound, but vehicles will be directed into the eastbound lane. This is to allow paving to be completed on the road cuts in East Goshen. The intersections... more

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First Fridays

Friday, December 4, 2020

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, December 7, 2020, 2:00pm

To access a live stream of this meeting, copy and paste the following link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89932389366

City Council Special Meeting

Monday, December 7, 2020, 6:00pm

To view a stream of this meeting, copy and paste the following link on your browser: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87149766078 Or iPhone one-tap : US: +13017158592,,87149766078# or +13126266799,,87149766078# Or Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location): US: +1 301 715 8592 or +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 Webinar ID: 871 4976 6078

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