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New Cohort of Partners Join Partnership for Resilient Communities
The Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC) today announced that new community-based organizations will join the Partnership for Resilient Communities (PRC). The organizations – led by people of color and serving urban communities of color – will implement projects to make divested neighborhoods more resilient to social, environmental, and economic stresses while advancing racial equity in the climate resilience field. These eight partners will join with four PRC partners from previous years to form a 12 organization planning phase cohort.
Equity and Smart Mobility
Transportation is the single biggest contributor of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States. In order to curb the worst impacts of climate change, eliminating transportation emissions must be a high priority, but until recently, myriad factors have hampered progress in this critical sector.
Kresge awards $1.5 million in grants to build climate resilience, improve health outcomes
The Kresge Foundation awarded $1.5 million in grants to 15 community-based nonprofit organizations to advance policy solutions aimed at improving climate resilience and equitably reducing health risks in low-income communities in America’s cities.
This investment in strengthening community-based leadership, one of three strategies outlined in Kresge’s Climate Change, Health & Equity (CCHE) initiative, reinforces the foundation’s belief that climate change is the greatest public health threat we face in this century.
Regional Collaboratives for Climate Change – A State of the Art
Bound together by a shared focus on place, Regional Climate Collaboratives (RCCs), are harnessing the power of networks to build resilience to climate impacts and, in some cases, to reduce the emissions driving those impacts.
Webinar: Emergency Management
Emergency management systems are an important tool that can help make communities more resilient. This webinar challenges the scarcity of emergency management resources in neighborhoods of color and provides information that can help communities access public resources to support the design and implementation of a neighborhood emergency management system.
Preparing for Wildfire in Puget Sound
The possibility that a large wildfire could occur in the forests on the highly urbanized west side of Washington State’s Cascade Mountains is currently a remote, but real, possibility that grows every year as the region’s population increases, and our climate changes.
Leading with Equity: Communities Working Toward Resilience
After three powerful, and transformational days in Chicago with Partnership for Resilient Communities teams from across the country, ISC staff talk about four key ways to infuse sustainability and climate work with equity.
Living Cully: Leading and Building Our Own
Taren Evans shares the inspiring story about the Cully neighborhood of Northeast Portland. She offers smart lessons in resilience building for us all. Determination, community organizing, partnerships, collaboration, and crowd-funding are some of the key ingredients to the success of Living Cully.
Moving Your Work into Action
Bina M. Patel shares inspiration and ways forward for how people and communities of color can carve out leadership space in the predominantly white climate arena.
Cully Park Crowdfunding
¡Let Us Build Cully Park! is a community-led effort to transform a 25 acre former landfill into a public park for one of Portland, OR’s most park-deprived places: NE Portland’s Cully Neighborhood. By and of low-income people and people of color, ¡Let Us Build Cully Park! lifts up a new model for community-based development of healthy open spaces.
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