University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign signed the American College and University President’s Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) in 2008 and committed to become carbon neutral before 2050.
The Chicago Climate Action Plan aims to reduce emissions and prepare for change. The plan assigns tasks for every resident and business, and it will lead to create a more livable climate for the city and the world.
Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC) is an eco-business innovation organization which is the Midwest's leading public interest environmental legal advocacy.
The Upper Midwest RESAC is to monitor and model important agricultural issues.
The article includes types of agricultural production, and climate change impacts on producers in the Midwest. USDA established the Midwest Regional Climate Hub (MRCH) in Ames, Iowa. The Hub provides information and knowledge for farmers and landowners to assist them to adapt climate change.
The report introduces agriculture in Midwest, and how climate change affects agriculture. Adaption strategies for Midwest agriculture and evaluation of strategies are included in the article.
The Nice Ride website provides information of the bike sharing system in Minnesota, introduces how it works, pricing of the usage fee for the system and latest news.
Bulr Bikes is a bike sharing system, which provides a convenient and inexpensive transportation option for people can travel from point A to point B.
The report combines the latest climate science projections through 2010 with the impacts of projected changes in temperature and precipitation on the Midwest economy. The report also demonstrates individual analyses of ten metro areas of the Midwest.
The article discusses how climate change influences the Midwest, and expects that the changes will be less if the rate of emissions is lower.
The article introduces effects of global warming for Michigan and the rest of the Midwest.
The report includes brief introduction about Midwest, and how climate change is impacting to agriculture, forest ecosystems, public health risks, fossil-fuel dependent electricity system, rainfall and flooding, and the Great Lakes.
The report provides an analysis of weather data for five major urban areas - Chicago, Cincinnati, Detroit, Minneapolis, and St. Louis and five smaller nearby cities.
A guide for local governments on implementing a comprehensive plan.
A guidebook from the University of Wisconsin Extension Office that provides community residents with a process for thinking about and planning for their mutual future.
A guide to preparing the economic development element of a comprehensive plan.
This link provides a video that summarizes the components of the St. Paul, Minnesota Way-finding Master Plan.
Multiple links are provided to an overview, guidebook, and description of programs and other efforts being taken to improve quality of life in Dakota County, Minnesota.
An overview of Prairie Crossing Conservation Community in Grayslake, Illinois. The community is considered a national example of how to design communities to help support a better way of life.
An overview of The Farmland and Open Space Preservation Program in the State of Michigan.