From Andrea’s Desk – Our Statement on Hurricane Ida

On behalf of all of us at Southface Institute, I would like to offer our deepest sympathies to those who lost loved ones, suffered property damage, and are still experiencing power outages and lack of access to resources and services they need because of Hurricane Ida. Our hearts especially go out to those who feel the environmental impacts more acutely and recover more slowly because of entrenched housing and health inequities. We recognize …

The Link Between Greening and Resiliency

Climate Change
Green Building
As facility managers look for ways to make their buildings more sustainable, they typically look at resource and energy efficiency upgrades. While this is a great starting point, it is equally as important to consider how resilient the actual building is. When is the best time to invest in protective measures for a building? Learn …

Building a Resilient and Sustainable Community

Climate Change
Resiliency planning helps communities prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters and emergencies of all kinds. It is especially important in vulnerable communities, as 2020 has shown with its many unexpected challenges, including the pandemic, racial unrest and a variety of climate-related disasters. How can cities build resiliency to include all members of the …

Solve Stormwater Infrastructure With Community Financing

Increased flooding and severe weather are bringing water management problems to the top of the civic priority list. In 2015, the EPA created a model focused on community-based public-private partnerships to finance stormwater infrastructure.