Global Green Community & Climate Action Center
New Orleans will be the first American city lost to sea level rise unless dramatic measures are taken. It is ground zero for climate change. Global Green’s Community & Climate Action Center serves as a model for climate resilience within both New Orleans, and other cities across the United States.
The Global Green Community & Climate Action Center’s goal is to be the first of its kind, and serve as a model in climate resilience and environmental education available for access at the community level. The Community & Climate Action Center (CCAC) 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 adaptation to and mitigation of the dangers of climate change.
A Catalytic Project
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 Community & Climate Action Center (CCAC) will serve as a hub for communication around solutions to climate change through mitigation and adaptation planning. The Center aims to create powerful connection, and empower communities to take their own steps in climate action.
Disaster Response Center & Resilience Hub
The Center, in an the event of a natural or man-made disaster, doubles as a first response and rapid return location. The building’s structure allows high wind and water resistance, as well as solar power with battery back-up to provide essential electrical services such as lighting, refrigeration for medication, cell phone charging and communications.