Sustainability Roundup: Preparing for Climate Change

As people all over the world can share, our weather is changing as a result of global climate change.  Connecticut has experienced two hurricanes in the past three years, as well as several very bad blizzards that have left much of the state without power for days or even weeks.  Here are a few links to programs that are being put into place to cope with more frequent extreme weather events.

UConn is installing a MicroGrid on the Depot campus to protect important facilities from power outages in future weather events.

Several states, including Connecticut, are passing legislation to deal with the effects of climate change

The city of Ahmedabad, Gujarat in India has developed a Heat Action Plan to protect people from dangerous and more frequent heat waves.

The City of Groton, CT has developed a very detailed process for dealing with climate change at a community level. See here for the full plan.

Please feel free to share any other plans and programs that have been developed to address the effects of climate change that you know of.


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