Build Supportive Neighborhoods in NYC--Prepare for Increasing Climate Disruption
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LET’S CREATE SUPPORTIVE NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGHOUT NYC:
Prepare for Increasing Climate Disruptions NYC Grassroots Alliance is planning a series of monthly events to highlight ways people can prepare to take care of themselves, with the help of others, near home, during climate emergencies. As we have learned from the massive damage from the Hurricanes of 2017, including Harvey in Houston and Maria in Puerto Rico, that were associated with large-scale flooding, the government cannot be everywhere and, most often, neighbors are the ones who come to the rescue. Should the grid go down and cell phone communications cease in an emergency, neighbors can arrange to check on the elderly or disabled and those with small children and/or pets. Neighborhoods can develop coordinated knowledge in advance of crises about local places to find shelter, secure depots to obtain food and supplies, locations of rafts, bikes, power generators and people with crucial skills such as firefighters, doctors and nurses, etc. and ways to find them amid crises. We will invite speakers from city agencies including the NYC Office of Emergency Management, and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Resilience, as well as from neighborhood organizations where plans are already being put in place, such as Lower East Side (LES) Ready, and existing groups that need to put plans in place including CSAs, block associations, community gardens, churches, synagogues and faith-based groups, Y’s, the organizers of bike rescues and other groups with creative ideas that should be more widely known. We will encourage attendees to meet with neighbors and begin to think together about how to coordinate and collaborate within their own neighborhoods so that they are ready for increasing climate disruptions. Each event will include Q & A with the presenters. The first event will take place on Monday September 17 at 6:30PM at the NYC Society for Ethical Culture at 2 W. 64th St. The other events in this series will take place on the first Mondays of the month. ----- Please RSVP to our meetup:
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