US EPA Deputy Administrator Janet McCabe to join Midwest Climate Summit

Deputy Administrator McCabe has an extensive background in clean air, environmental health, and climate justice. She served with the EPA under President Obama for seven years, working as Acting Assistant Administrator and Principal Deputy to the Assistant Administrator in the Office of Air and Radiation. Prior to rejoining EPA, Janet McCabe was a Professor of Practice at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law and Director of the IU Environmental Resilience Institute, where she started as Assistant Director for Policy and Implementation in 2017. She will be addressing how Midwestern communities can equitably build resiliency and mitigate climate change, including opportunities presented through federal funding and programs. 

Dr. Washington to speak at Midwest Climate Summit

Dr. Syliva Hood Washington

Dr. Washington will address the Midwest Climate Summit in February 2023. She is a highly accomplished and successful environmental epidemiologist, environmental engineer, and environmental historian with over 40 years of research and field experience working on the impact of fossil fuel-generated pollution on human health and ecosystems using qualitative and quantitative analyses. 

MCC Awarded First Federal Grant to Address Urban Heat with Trees (Links to an external site)

The Midwest Climate Collaborative (MCC) was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) CIVIC grant to explore solutions to mitigate heat island effects through a collaborative effort of four Midwestern cities. This grant aims to design community-based solutions by working with stakeholders and applying existing research and data for equitable expansion of the tree canopy.