Faced with Climate Impacts, Communities Turn to Green Infrastructure

 
 

Faced with Climate Impacts, Communities Turn to Green Infrastructure

Earth Economics named as “helpful organizations for communities seeking to finance their own [green infrastructure] plans and projects.”

“Climate change is causing seas to rise, flooding to worsen, and hurricanes and wildfires to become more destructive, all of which puts our infrastructure at greater risk. On top of that, America’s current infrastructure received a D+ grade from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in their latest scorecard. Increased risk from climate events and the massive backlog of maintenance projects means that our infrastructure has never been more vulnerable.

But for some forward-thinking communities, vulnerability means opportunity. For these communities facing climate impacts, the best way to protect themselves has been to move beyond the grey infrastructure of the past and transition to green infrastructure.”

Here at Earth Economics, we are focused on providing tailored support to cities, utilities, and environmental justice organizations alike on building the case for, financing, and ensuring equitable prioritization of green infrastructure.

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Earth Economics’ Jordan Wildish named as 2018-2019 1 Hotels Fellow at E2

 
 

Earth Economics’ Jordan Wildish named
as 2018-2019 1 Hotels fellow at e2

Over the next year, these future leaders will work to advance policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment through 10 exciting clean energy projects.

The 1 Hotels Fellowship at E2 is a carefully selected group of emerging business leaders who dedicate themselves to advancing policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Wildish will be leading a project focused on creating a carbon offset toolkit, designed to help companies find and purchase carbon offsets, and help ranchers and foresters implement sustainable practices and sell carbon offsets. 

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Earth Economics Presents at FEMA Region 10 Summit

 
 

Earth Economics Presents at FEMA Region 10 Summit

Program Director Rowan Schmidt and Research Lead Johnny Mojica are presented at FEMA’s Region 10 Mitigation Summit, in Lynnwood, Washington. The presentation showcase how FEMA’s environmental benefits policies and economics can be used to take a holistic approach to hazard mitigation by utilizing nature-based solutions.

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The Land Trust successful obtained nearly $200K in FEMA funds to support restoration of the San Ysidro Oak Woodland for post-fire restoration.

 
 

The Land Trust successful obtain nearly $200K in FEMA funds to support restoration of the San Ysidro Oak Woodland for post-fire restoration.

Earth Economics worked with the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County to submit for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance funds following the Thomas Fire. The application was a success and the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County was awarded nearly $200,000 in funding for post-wildfire restoration of the San Ysidro Creek floodplain in the Ennisbrook Preserve. Restoration included replanting and clearing mud and flood debris from the oak woodland.

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