In this episode, we turn back the clock to October 2018 when the world was recovering from several major natural disasters, including Hurricane Florence in the U.S. and the September earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia. Host & Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly and International Medical Corps (IMC) Senior Director of Institutional Advancement Erica Tavares take this opportunity to explore cross-sector partnerships focused on disaster relief.
After wildfires and hurricanes, volunteers come together to get back to normal
The holidays might look a little different in the Florida Panhandle this year. In June, a wildfire gutted 800 acres in Franklin County, and then in October, Hurricane Michael brought devastation back – even more so for neighboring counties Bay and Gulf.
Houses were destroyed, the landscape was changed and hundreds lost their jobs.
One of the great challenges of tackling climate change is making it real for people without a scientific background. That’s because the threat it poses can be so hard to see or feel.
In the wake of Hurricanes Florence and Michael, for example, one may be compelled to ask, “Was that climate change?” Many politicians and activists have indeed claimed that recent powerful storms are a result of climate change, yet it’s a tough sell.
Projects will help communities address impacts of a changing climate through conservation and capacity building
WASHINGTON, October 3, 2018/3BL Media/ — Wells Fargo and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced $2 million in grants to eight nonprofit organizations to help communities become more resilient in the face of conditions associated with a changing climate, including rising sea levels, water quantity and quality issues, and extended hurricane and fire seasons.
This year’s hurricane season has been extraordinarily active and destructive across parts of the U.S. If you’ve been following coverage of Hurricane Florence, you’re well aware of the dangers it poses, including life-threatening storm surges, catastrophic flooding and historic rainfall.
A Merck experiment flying drones carrying medicines to remote locations to see if the technology is viable during emergencies may have appeal in disaster situations.
The pilot tests are innovative not just because they involve unmanned aerial vehicles but because of the technology-enabled, real-time, cold-chain monitoring systems on board. In simple terms, a device like a mobile phone sends data from the drone to the ground so engineers can monitor the temperature and therefore verify the stability of the medicines during the flight.
Walmart and the Walmart Foundation commit cash and product to assist local organizations with recovery and relief services
BENTONVILLE, Ark., July 31, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have made a commitment to provide support through cash and product donations of $200,000 to organizations in response to the severe wildfires that are impacting California. As part of this commitment, Walmart is working closely with local officials and governmental entities to help meet the needs of those affected.
The California Conservation Corps and Edison International continue to partner on various wildfire mitigation efforts
As the Airline Fire raged along Coalinga Hernandez Road and Airline Highway in San Benito County in early June, Paige Adam, 24, was part of the Camarillo 22 fire crew. For one week, she worked the fire, line-cutting, doing hose lays and conducting mop-up procedures in 24-hour shifts.
Natural disasters often strike without warning and wreak havoc wherever they land. A city can never be fully prepared for natural devastation, but there are measures they can put in place that will help reduce the impact. One of the easiest and cheapest tools a city can use is its urban forest. A thick, urban forest can reduce the environmental and economic impact of heavy storms.