Denise Fairchild is president/CEO of Emerald Cities Collaborative, a national nonprofit organization of business, labor, and community groups dedicated to climate resilience strategies that produce environmental, economic, and equity outcomes. http://grist.org/author/denise-fairchild/
By Denise Fairchild, Kim Evon, Energy Central
The new normal requires new strategies, new technologies and new partnerships with America’s caregivers to ensure the sick, the elderly and the most vulnerable are climate and energy resilient. Let’s be clear: power shutoffs without energy resilience strategies is still playing with fire.
By Denise Fairchild, Grist
If we are going to get real about resilience in an age of climate change and other large-scale disruptions, trust looms large.If people don’t trust the authorities, will they pay attention when it’s time to evacuate? Will people from different backgrounds and neighborhoods join hands to rebuild?
By Laurie Mazur, Denise Fairchild, Grist
Suddenly, “resilience” is everywhere. It’s the subject of serious books and breezy news articles, of high-minded initiatives and of many, many conferences. After Superstorm Sandy, it was triumphantly plastered on city buses, declaring New Jersey “A State of Resilience.”