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US Green Building Council-Los Angeles, (USGBC-LA) in partnership with Southern California Edison, is hosting a series of interactive workshops to help organizations develop their own roadmap for resilience.

After disasters, many organizations find themselves on the front lines of helping their communities respond in ways they never would have expected. Organizations, including community-based organizations, local governments, and local businesses, can be more effective before, during and after disasters by planning and building capacity in advance.

These workshop-style trainings, based on the Building Resilience-LA process, walk participants through real-world examples to illustrate the key concepts of resilience and how they can be applied. Drawing from the fields of sustainability, public health and risk management with a strong equity lens, the Building Resilience process helps participants focus on energy, water, transportation, food systems and jobs in new and integrated ways, creating opportunity for improved performance and efficiency in normal times and safety and continuity in times of stress.

The purpose of this project is to increase the capacity of community members, including community¬ based organizations, local government personnel and small businesses to adapt to climate change and promote local physical, social and economic resilience, and sustainability.

Organizations interested in building their own resilience programs are encouraged to attend to chart out their own action plans.

This is a free workshop and with all the wildfire impacts we’ve been experiencing this month it’s more relevant now that ever. And it is directed at anyone in the city, or organizations that would feel this is relevant to their planning.

Event details:
USGBC-LA Resilience Capacity Building Workshop at Santa Clarita
Friday, Dec. 13, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
College of the Canyons, Valencia Campus
26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd., Santa Clarita, CA 91355

This is a free event, but we ask that people register here.

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