Indiana University Resilience Cohort


Start: April 2021
End: September 2021
Client or funder: Indiana University
Collaborators: Indiana University; Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Council; Earth Charter Indiana


The 2021 Indiana University Resilience Cohort brought together local government staff and partners to advance local capacity and produce greenhouse gas inventories for the participating local governments. Participants learned  how to collect data and analyze emissions for their respective communities.  This inventory serves as the foundation for future emissions mitigation strategies

The Fountain” by Dottie Day is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Project Activity

ICLEI guided participants in the 2021 Resilience Cohort – up to 22 Indiana cities, towns and county governments or their designees – through development of a community-scale greenhouse gas (“GHG”) inventory. ICLEI hosted 10 sessions covering all aspects of the GHG Inventory, emissions forecasting, and reporting.


As of October 12, 2021, 20 of the 22 inventories have been completed. Our Indiana University liaison is working directly with the final two communities to complete their inventories.

Those Involved

Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Council (NIRPC)
Cedar Lake, IN
Highland, IN
Munster, IN
Hobart, IN
Lake Station, IN
Merrilville, IN
Lake County, IN
Schererville, IN
La Porte, IN (city)
LaPorte County, IN
Chesterton, IN
Valparaiso, IN
Porter County, IN
East Chicago, IN
New Castle, IN
Huntington, IN
Indianapolis, IN
South Bend, IN
Lafayette, IN
Tippecanoe County, IN
Terre Haute, IN
New Albany, IN