A New Orleans community is fighting climate change from their backyards

Angela Chalk has been using native Louisiana plants to stop her backyard from flooding. She’s part of a community-driven effort to reduce flooding in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward trying to empower community members to take action against issues like flooding, coastal land lost, and climate change before they get to disaster-levels.

“We want to serve as a model to show what community-driven action looks like.”

As part of our Sinking Cities station grants, this story comes from Louisiana Public Broadcasting.