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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

Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance: Reducing Extreme Heat Risk

Founded and managed by Arsht-Rock, EHRA works hand-in-hand with global leaders and practitioners at every level to increase heat resilience in urban areas, focusing on vulnerable populations.

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English Extreme heat

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

Thu, May 21, 2020

How societies can fight pandemics and climate change at the same time

When looking to build resilience, addressing vulnerability offers policymakers the best path forward to lessen the impact of future pandemics and other natural disasters.

Blog by David A. Wemer

English Individual and community resilience

Thu, May 14, 2020

Cosa Buena: A good thing for art and public health in Oaxaca

In Oaxaca, Mexico, Cosa Buena has taken its relationship with local artists to a new level in the coronavirus pandemic, collaborating with them to implement sustainable handwashing stations that serve as artistic sustenance as well as a public health measure.

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English Individual and community resilience

Thu, Apr 23, 2020

It Takes a Village: Helping the Most Vulnerable in Crisis

In response to India’s literal and economic pandemic, a collective made up of community groups and non-profits rapidly stepped in to help, transforming from a small environmental effort to a massive citizen’s movement in just a matter of days.

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English Individual and community resilience