Leveraging the Strength and Leadership of Local Communities
Community is the essential element of resilience. We know this because in the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami, the neighborhoods that “bounced back” the quickest from disaster had the most social connections. We know this because climate change solutions like solar panels and electric cars often spread to neighbors of early adopters. And we know this because it was community that came together and gave selflessly to create homes for 30 formerly homeless families at Kahauiki Village. Every pillar of this Resilience Strategy is held up by a tight-knit community.
Empower Grassroots Resilience Champions
Communicate and Affirm Island Values
Celebrate O‘ahu’s Resilient Past and Future through Public Art
Lift Up Positive Examples of Island Values in Action
Launch a Place-Based Resilience Training Program for City Leadership
Foster Shared Understanding of Climate Change Island-Wide Though an Outreach Campaign