Disasters can be moments of disruption that allow us to think more sustainably. We witnessed this with seeing frontline communities rising up in the aftermath of the 2021 Hurricane Ida.
With the Solutions Project, Taproot Earth distributed solar generators to help restore people’s access to power while diminishing reliance on fossil fuel. We also deployed water filtration systems, instead of relying only on bottled water.
The frontline community response to Hurricane Ida showed that communities can recover, heal, and prepare while deploying sustainability best practices, once they are given the resources and path to lead.
Our biggest takeaway was that starting with the most climate-conscious practices helps people learn how to apply them during non-crisis times.