Get Over Sustainability; It’s Time To Embrace Resilience

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This article originally appeared in the SaportaReport, December 2015
The vocabulary around sustainability is changing. Forward thinking involves looking beyond “sustainability” toward regenerative solutions. Mitigating damage is no longer enough; restoring ecological systems is the order of the day as we go about our conservation work and environmental activism. Southface and a growing network of organizations are holding provocative conversations about resilience and restorative solutions for some of Atlanta’s most vulnerable communities.

In Atlanta, as in many urban areas, when it rains, it pours. It’s no surprise that low-income communities are disproportionately impacted by flooding and other problems associated with severe weather events. Poor stormwater planning, impervious surfaces and combined sewer overflows exacerbate the situation.

Read the full story at the SaportaReport.

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