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Group Puts Together Voter's Guide For Hoosiers Concerned About The Climate

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Voters for a Green Indiana is made up of independent members of environmental organizations in the state. (Lauren Chapman)

A nonpartisan group wants to inform Indiana voters in the upcoming election who are concerned about climate change. Voters for a Green Indiana is made up of independent members of environmental organizations in the state. 

Al Rider said he and other members of the group put together a green voter's guide because they want to leave a healthy world for future generations.

“And we see this as the very last opportunity before climate change takes on a life of its own and is irreversible," he said.

Rider said a three-person team made up of volunteers who identify as Republican, Democrat and independent also put a green checkmark next to candidates who seem to promote environmental policies. But he said the group is not endorsing candidates.

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“We're just simply educating and saying that if we could vote, this is who we would vote for, based on this one issue alone. None of us will vote on a single issue," he said. 

Because the guide was put together by volunteers, Rider said they didn’t have the resources to cover every candidate running for state office this election. The guide mostly covers races in counties in the central and northwest Indiana regions.

Contact Rebecca at rthiele@iu.edu or follow her on Twitter at @beckythiele.

Indiana Environmental reporting is supported by the Environmental Resilience Institute, an Indiana University Grand Challenge project developing Indiana-specific projections and informed responses to problems of environmental change.

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