Climate Change

Creation Care Conference Looks at Sustainable Living

Apr 25, 2021
Steve Burger / WNIN

Faith based groups gathered virtually this past weekend to look at ways to take better care of the environment and ourselves.   

During sessions on things like growing your own food from Mary and Roger Winstead and impact investing from Amy Bouchie, the 2021 Creation Care Conference offered tips with the goal of sustainable living and environmental stewardship.

Former Indiana First Lady Judy O’Bannon made the point during a question and answer session that more environmental education is needed in the state.

Climate Care (And More) Conference This Weekend

Apr 22, 2021
Steve Burger / WNIN

Former Indiana First Lady Judy O’Bannon is one of the headline speakers at a virtual conference this weekend on climate. 

The Tri-State Creation Care 2021 Conference will be held virtually Saturday morning. Former Indiana First Lady Judy O’Bannon will kick it off at nine central time.

Among the speakers is WNIN’s own Peggy Pirro, who will be talking about easy plant-based recipes for snacks and meals.

It could get easier for landowners who do climate-friendly practices to get some extra cash under a new state Senate bill. The bill would create a state program to help landowners sell carbon credits to businesses like Microsoft and Amazon that want to offset their greenhouse gas emissions.

2020 Marked Another Year Indiana Was Hotter Than Normal

Jan 21, 2021

According to NASA, 2020 tied with 2016 for the hottest year on record globally. Though it was only the 14th the hottest year for Indiana, it marked the sixth year in a row that temperatures were above normal.

The director of Indiana University’s Environmental Resilience Institute has been picked to serve under the Biden administration. Janet McCabe, also a professor at IUPUI's McKinney School of Law, has been nominated as deputy administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency.