Emergency volunteers to benefit from $1m extra
Minister for Justice Michael Keenan and NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services Troy Grant today announced that emergency management volunteers in NSW will soon benefit from more than $1 million in additional funding…
Building disaster resilience in Asia’s coastal cities – the business case
The Pearl River Delta on China’s south coast is home to the financial hubs of Hong Kong and Shenzhen, but was once a vast agricultural haven. Rapid urbanisation has driven economic development but its low-lying coastal area is still exposed to environmental deterioration and increasing flood risks.
Helen Roeth, a CSR Asia Associate, argues that while urbanisation can drive prosperity, the current uncontrolled growth of cities in Asia’s emerging economies has often undermined people’s quality of life and exacerbated their vulnerabilities to disaster…
Resilience Festival teaches sustainable skills with variety of workshops
Saturday’s third annual Edmonton Resilience Festival explores the many facets of sustainable living. Held at Waldorf Independent School, it is timed to coincide with the change of seasons in Edmonton and Earth Day.
More than 40 workshops are offered, allowing attendees the chance to learn new skills, network with their community and even manage mental health.
Featured are hands-on panels with tips for growing and producing food in a permaculture style, as well as lessons on basket-weaving, natural dyeing, sustainable energy retrofitting and more.
“Resilience is kind of a complicated topic,” festival director Laura Ward says. “It doesn’t mean the same thing for everybody, but I feel…