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A New Orleans community is fighting climate change from their backyards

Posted: June 22, 2019

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.

PERIL & PROMISE
THE CHALLENGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE

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Lead funding for Peril and Promise is provided by Dr. P. Roy Vagelos and Diana T. Vagelos. Major support is provided by The Marc Haas Foundation and Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III and Lise Strickler and Mark Gallogly.

Funding for Sinking Cities also provided by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and PBS.

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