2017 was a record year for environmental disasters in the United States with 16 major events costing over $1 billion each, including unprecedented wildfires in California, two Category 4 and 5 hurricanes in Puerto Rico, and record-breaking floods in Texas. How can we most effectively prepare for this “new normal” fueled by global climate change before the next round of super-charged calamities hit us right where we live?
One essential strategy is to prepare our households and neighborhoods to respond in a collaborative and coordinated way. Transition US is currently seeking your support to launch a nationwide Community Resilience = Emergency Preparedness campaign that is designed to help you and your community become "ready for anything."
This campaign includes a new series of webinars and workshops that will be offered all over the country, "Stories to Action: Before and After Disaster" podcasts and peer learning cohorts, and ReadyTogether: A Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Handbook. This self-guided Handbook will be supplemented by Outreach and Facilitation Guides that you can use to rally your neighbors to explore low and no-cost actions, collect essential supplies, and develop an emergency response plan. A Community of Practice, facilitated by Transition US, will provide additional, ongoing support for community leaders.
Your contribution to this crowdfunding campaign will enable us to advance all of this and more. If you have any questions or would like to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-824-1554. Thank you very much for your generous support!