Topic: Sustainable Community Planning

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Introduction to Rain Garden Design Thumbnail
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A rain garden is a green infrastructure project that can improve the quality of stormwater, minimize pollution, and enhance biodiversity and pollinator habitat. Purdue, Iowa State and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant researchers explain how to site, size, design, install and maintain a rain garden, and provide advice on plant selection, too. Document is available for download in the Purdue Extension Ed-Store.

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Homeowner Conservation Practices to Protect Water Quality Thumbnail
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Anyone who has a home with a yard can help protect and improve water quality. This publication offers practical advice about reducing impervious surfaces, select proper landscape plants, effective management of lawns, installing rain barrels and rain gardens, and proper care of septic systems.

Publication is available through the Purdue Extension EduStore at: https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=ID-523-W.

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The Helm is a collection of recent IISG success stories, describing some of our research, outreach, and education efforts to address coastal and Great Lakes issues in Illinois and Indiana.

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Climate Change: Are you preparing for it? Thumbnail
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This publication provides an overview of how changing climate conditions will affect the Midwestern United States, with a specific focus on Indiana, along with sensible strategies for coping with these changes. It is intended to help regional policymakers understand past and future environmental changes to support local and regional planning efforts.

This document is available through the Purdue University Extension Education Store at https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=ID-520-W.

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Climate Change: Communication Strategies to Support Local Planning Thumbnail
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Despite strong evidence that climate change is happening, many people do not realize the urgency with which we need to act, nor do they fully understand the types of impacts facing their communities. This publication provides some basic, but proven, strategies to help local officials more effectively communicate with the public about climate change.

This file is available from the Purdue Extension EdStore at, https://mdc.itap.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=ID-519-W.

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