Act: Inspiration

Learning Resiliency from Disaster

December 1, 2017

Hosted by: Barbara Bernstein, Locus Focus by KBOO

On October 16 Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute, was scheduled to come on this show to talk about a controversy that was raging over how to reach a 100% renewable future. Richard lives in Santa Rosa and when I contacted him a week before the show parts of Santa Rosa were on fire and he and his wife had evacuated. He had no electricity, no internet and I didn’t want to put any pressure on him to do an interview the following the week with so much uncertainty hanging in the air. Now the Wine Country fires are out and Richard is available to come back on Locus Focus for this episode, but instead of talking about the original topic we’re going to look at how all the disasters we’ve witnessed this year are highlighting critical lessons about what it means not only to build a sustainable future but one that is resilient as well.

Santa Rosa fire damage image via tonynetone/flickr. Creative Commons 2.0.

Tags: building resilient communities, disaster recovery strategies