COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & CLIMATE ACTION CENTER

Opportunity

The Holy Cross Project’s Community Development and Climate Action Center will be the first of its kind to bring climate change education and models of resiliency to the community level.

The Community Development and Climate Action Center will serve the Greater New Orleans Region and will be a place to build awareness, share resources and catalyze innovation.

The Climate Action Center community will connect with other coastal cities battling similar climate change impacts to export experience and create a unified front on adaptations and mitigation of the dangers of climate change.

Challenge

Solution

CLIMATE CHANGE IS SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACTING PEOPLE AND INDUSTRIES IN THE GREATER NEW ORLEANS REGION, BUT THERE IS A LACK OF COMMUNITY UNDERSTANDING AND TANGIBLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TAKING ACTION.

THE CLIMATE ACTION CENTER WILL BE THE HUB TO BUILD COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION THROUGH CREATING CONNECTIONS AND EMPOWERING COMMUNITIES.

 

A Catalytic Project 

The center itself is a catalytic project strategically located in the Lower 9th Ward because this area will experience climate change impacts with stronger storms and increased infrastructure failings.

Disaster Response Center

In the event of another disaster, the Center will serve as a first responder and rapid return location, with high wind and water resistance and solar power with battery back up to provide essential electrical services such as lighting, refrigeration for medication, cell phone charging and communications.

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Invitation

The Climate Action Center embodies Global Green’s commitment to helping the people, the places and planet in need. Global Green has completed Phase 1 of the Climate Action Center and is now launching the capital campaign for Phase II: Building Completion.

Global Green is making available select naming opportunities for the Climate Action Center facilities. Individuals or corporations who wish to demonstrate a significant commitment to foster a value shift for a sustainable and secure future for the community are invited to contact Michelle Pyne at [email protected] or 504-525-2121, for further details.