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Climate Justice Toolkit

Introduction and resources on Climate Justice. Spanning the beginning of what it is to learning more about it through resources and toolkits provided by organizations such as the NAACP, EPA, and the People’s Climate Movement.

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Elevation of the Entire Structure

What is elevation? National Park Service “This adaptation method involves raising the height of a building by lifting the building from theexisting foundation, constructing a new, higher foundation, and resetting the building on the newfoundation.” Jenifer Eggleston, Jennifer Parker, and Jennifer Wellock. “Guidelines on Flood Adaptation for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings.” National Park Service, November 2019. …

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Mitigation or Adaptation?

June 13, 2020- What does it mean to mitigate or adapt to climate change? These terms are often used interchangeably, but are in fact, quite different. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Mitigation: “reducing climate change–involves reducing the flow of heat-trapping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.”  Adaptation: “adapting to life in a changing climate– involves adjusting …

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Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans and Climate Webinars

April 30, 2020– The Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans is continuing to host free online classes on various preservation related issues from wood window repair to New Orleans architecture. However, what is perhaps the most relevant to ACKlimate and our readers is a free class titled “Historic Buildings as a Climate Response Tool” This …

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