COVID-19. Wildfires. Blackouts. Droughts. In this increasingly chaotic world of never-ending disasters, we must be “ready for anything”. Join the NorCal Resilience Network and Local Clean Energy Alliance to learn about one of the most promising and equitable approaches to scaling up local resilience: Resilience Hubs.
Resilience Hubs are community-serving facilities (libraries, schools, community centers and more) augmented to be demonstration sites for climate solutions, centers for regenerative programming and distribution centers for information and supplies during disasters.
During the first half of the webinar you’ll listen to inspirational stories from organizers who are working in neighborhood sites, and the potential to catalyze a network of hubs and spaces around the region.
During the second half you will learn from some of the region’s top community energy experts about how you can get involved in the campaign to bring off-grid electricity to hubs.
The panel will be moderated by Reclaim Our Power organizer Mari Rose Taruc, a justice campaign to demand a safe, reliable, community-and-worker-owned energy system that benefits all Californians, especially the people most harmed by PG&E. Speakers include:
This webinar is free, but please consider making a donation when you register. All donations will support the important work of the Local Clean Energy Alliance and NorCal Resilience Network
More about Resilience Hubs:
Hubs provide an opportunity to effectively work at the nexus of community resilience, emergency management, climate change mitigation, and social equity while providing opportunities for communities to become more self-determining, socially connected, and successful before, during, and after disruptions.
The vision to install Solar with battery-back-up on hubs could be a crucial antidote to last year’s nightmare scenarios during Northern California’s multi-day blackouts, in which PG&E left millions of homes in the dark and forced elderly residents to provide for their own basic needs ,while the lives of many people with disabilities were put at risk when the outages prevented them from powering their medical devices.