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Community Resilience Toolkit 2.0

October 2012

The Community Resilience Toolkit 2.0 is a collection of online tools to help users understand local impacts of the climate and energy crisis in their region and what they can do about them. Created by Rooted in Resilience, the tools are designed for individuals, community and nonprofit groups, classrooms, businesses, and municipal planners.  The toolkit is comprised of four different documents. Each of these outline activities, and step-by-step instructions.

Author or Affiliated User: Kirsten Schwind

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Climate Desk

2012

The Climate Desk is an online public journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact - human, environmental, economic, political - of a changing climate. The partners are The Atlantic, Center for Investigative Reporting, The Guardian, Grist, Mother Jones, Slate, Wired, and PBS’s public-affairs show Need To Know.  Current climate change headlines and latest research from each of the partners is updated daily.  

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Adaptation and National Security Webinar Series

November 2011

From the Security and Sustainability Forum, the 'Adaptations to Protect Security in a Changing Climate Series' is a five part webinar series, each a 90-minute live session featuring a panel of experts. The first session, 'Adaptation and Security in a Changing Climate', sets the stage with a discussion of how climate-impacts are determined and what types of adaptations must be incorporated into planning at the national, regional, and local levels. The series continues with Session 2: Food and Water Adaptations to Protect Security in a Changing Climate; Session 3: Infrastructure Adaptations in a Changing Climate; Session 4: Public Health Adaptations; and Session 5: Economic Vitality in a Changing Climate.

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Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) West Coast Adaptation Peer Exchange

June 13, 2011

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) West Coast Climate Change Adaptation Peer Exchange gave transportation officials from western states an opportunity to learn more about climate impacts on transportation assets and plan for improved resilience. The participants in the exchange, California DOT (Caltrans), Oregon DOT (ODOT), and Washington State DOT (WSDOT), collaborated on strategies for assessing risks related to climate change, incorporating adaptation into asset management and operations, and communicating about the need for adaptation.

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FHWA Midwest Adaptation Peer Exchange Report: Minimizing the Impacts of Climate Change on Transportation Systems in the Midwest

May 27, 2011

The Midwest Adaptation Peer Exchange Report summarizes the outcomes of two Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsored peer-exchange events that focused on minimizing the impacts of climate change on transportation assets in the Midwest. Participants included Indiana MPOs and Midwestern state DOTs. The purpose of the peer exchanges was to identify and share tools that are available to local, regional, and state transportation managers to encourage them to prepare for and minimize climate impacts on transportation infrastructure.

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APHA Transportation and Health Toolkit

May 2011

This toolkit is an attempt to create a common language for use by public health advocates to communicate with transportation officials. Resources in this toolkit provide information on the links between health, equity, and transportation and APHA’s advocacy efforts to ensure that transportation policy helps, rather than hinders, public health.

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Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role Guidebook

April 2011

This guidebook is a translation of a six-part webinar series hosted by the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2009-2010, and is intended to be a useful tool for the public health community in preparing for the challenges of climate change.

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And the People Shall Lead: Centralizing Frontline Community Leadership in the Movement Towards a Sustainable Planet

2011

This paper summarizes a workshop held as part of the February 2011 Coal Retirement Conference that focused on how environmental organizations and frontline communities could more effectively work together. The report highlights several challenges that have stymied mutual collaboration in the past, and some core actions that can support more effective partnerships going forward. While not specific to climate adaptation, these lessons are certainly applicable to those working on equitable adaptation planning.

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Climate Change Adaptation: Addressing Heat-Related Morbidity and Mortality among Seniors in New York City

March 2, 2011

This presentation was given as part of a webinar series presented by the American Public Health Association, entitled "Climate Change: Mastering the Public Health Role." The presentation was given in Session 1 of the series airing on March 2, 2011 entitled  "A Look at State and Local Climate Change Action Planning."

Author or Affiliated User: Nathan Graber

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NASA’s Innovations in Climate Education program (NICE)

2011

NASA Innovations in Climate Education, or NICE, is designed to improve the quality of the nation’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and enhance students’ and teachers’ literacy about global climate and Earth system change.

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