Organized by CREW (Communities Responding to Extreme Weather)
WHAT IS CLIMATE PREPAREDNESS WEEK?
Since 2018, CREW has hosted Climate Preparedness Week, marking a week of learning, service, and actions to better prepare our communities for the extreme weather events and the effects of climate change. With a diverse variety of community-oriented groups coming together to host events and raise awareness of extreme weather threats, we provide the resources and space to think about how climate change impacts everyone, and how it disadvantages some communities more than others- and this year, we're highlighting these disparities through the theme of Climate Prep Week 2022:
THE PLANET'S HEALTH & YOURS: FACING THE INVISIBLE IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
This year's theme for Climate Prep Week explores the many ways that extreme weather and climate change manifest outside of the most noticeable disasters and disruptions. From the toll that climate anxiety & grief can take on mental health to how the invisible threat of extreme heat is most powerfully felt in historically redlined and disenfranchised communities. [more details]