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Media Type: Article - Recent
Date of Publication: September 13, 2018
Year of Publication: 2018
Publication City: Davis, CA
Publisher: The University of California
Author(s): Kat Kerlin
When you think of climate change and community resilience, visions of seawalls, renewable energy projects and other physical things may come to mind.
But there’s another powerful tool that anyone of any age at any time can act upon to help their community weather the harshest impacts of climate change: Kindness.
In California’s recent wildfires, neighbors knocking on neighbors’ doors helped save lives. Checking up on vulnerable neighbors during heat waves, hurricanes, or other extreme weather events can make a big difference for that individual, with global ripple effects.