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Wed, Oct 20, 2021

Building heat resilience in Freetown, Sierra Leone

Freetown, Sierra Leone, is taking the lead to grapple with extreme heat in this fast-expanding African city. This week, in collaboration with Arsht-Rock, Mayor Aki-Sawyerr will appoint a Chief Heat Officer, a city official focused on heat and protecting the well-being of city residents.

Blog by Kathy Baughman McLeod

English Extreme heat

Wed, Sep 22, 2021

Mobile vegetable gardens in Chennai India: Building resilience to extreme heat and food insecurity

The Urban Horticulture Initiative aims to build local resilience by applying nature-based solutions to counter the adverse effects of extreme heat and related needs, such as food insecurity. 

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Food insecurity Individual and community resilience

Thu, Sep 9, 2021

Extreme heat: Pressure cooking our food system

This article explores the consequences of extreme heat on food systems. It provides examples of tools in the "toolbox of resilience solutions" we can implement to immediately safeguard farmers and the production of high-quality and ample food.

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English Food insecurity

Fri, Apr 30, 2021

Global cities take on increasing threat of extreme heat by appointing first-ever “Chief Heat Officers,” starting with Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade County, Freetown, and Athens sign on as founding members of Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center’s City Champions for Heat Action – an Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance Initiative.

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English Extreme heat

Fri, Dec 18, 2020

Mobile Garden Kits: Addressing Food Insecurity Amid a Pandemic

Within two months of initiating a COVID-19 emergency response program, nearly 4,500 people received critical food rations along with seedlings for mobile garden kits that would yield fresh vegetables and greens in as little as three weeks.

Blog by Rebecca Scheurer, Nidhi Upadhyaya, Owen Gow

English Extreme heat

Tue, Dec 15, 2020

Migration Matters: Serving Essential Farmworkers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected migrant farmworker communities across the United States and around the world. Despite this threat to their health, farmworkers continue their work on the front lines, planting and harvesting the crops that feed our country.

Blog by Rebecca Scheurer

English Individual and community resilience

Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Food relief on the frontlines

As jobless claims have gone up, so has the dire need for putting food on the table. Food banks across the country have been met with overwhelming demand, and still are today.

Blog by Andrea Snyder

English Food insecurity

Tue, Aug 4, 2020

What if heat waves were named like hurricanes? New push draws mega insurers, Athens and Miami mayors, Red Cross and dozens more stakeholders

EHRA is pushing for a standard practice of naming and ranking heat waves globally so that communities and people can communicate about the emergency and adequately prepare.

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English Extreme heat

Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Houseless in a pandemic: How community “shows up” for their own to survive and thrive together

In Los Angeles, houseless individuals and grassroots advocates for the houseless are experiencing firsthand how the pandemic has exacerbated existing inequities and further stigmatized the houseless population, highlighting the need for community inclusion and resilience for all.

Blog by Andrea Snyder, Jacqueline Malaret

English Individual and community resilience

Wed, Jun 3, 2020

Art as medicine: COVID-19, and the Black Lives Matter movement

Amid COVID-19 and the movement for racial justice, the current generation of artists is spreading compassion and healing through their works: painting, sculpture, textiles, drawings, and design.

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English Individual and community resilience