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Building Better

Volume I

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Welcome to the inaugural year of Building Better- the online publication produced by the Resilience Youth Network. This space is dedicated to producing thoughtful, educational, and helpful articles that focus on how communities will adapt to climate change in resilient, sustainable, and equitable ways.

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Permaculture Responses to Drought in California

I was thirsty, but I didn’t want to ask for water. This October, the two “lakes” (or rather, water supply reservoirs) I drove by on my way to the farm in Ojai, California – Lake Casita and Lake Cachuma – were both significantly depleted.

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Introducing the RYN Fellowship

Hurricane Ian left a swath of destruction in Southwest Florida, demolishing Fort Myers and the surrounding region. Images and videos taken during and after the storm show flooded streets, acres of empty land where homes used to be, and washed-out highways.

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Upgrading the United States out of the “Gray” Age

In 1802, Congress created the United States Army Corp of Engineers. By the 20th Century, the Corp had taken on the responsibility of managing and improving flood control and navigation, notably constructing the world’s longest networks of levees along the Mississippi River after the disastrous flood of 1927.

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Call to Action

As the climate changes and extreme weather events become more severe, it is critical that our built environment be more resilient: capable of withstanding these changes and adapting to new ones.

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