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May 15, 2017

The National Adaptation Forum ended Thursday afternoon on much the same theme it had started with- equity, environmental justice, inclusion and the general message that you shouldn't make promises you can’t keep and you must always focus on ongoing engagement because t...

May 11, 2017

Day 2 of the National Adaptation Conference continued to focus on equity at the local level, with one speaker clearly stating, "We can't leave anyone behind in these circumstances. The solution is going to be at the community level. "City after city and Tribe after Tri...

May 10, 2017

One day into the National Adaptation Forum and it's clear that for many people, climate change resiliency starts with equity and justice. Yesterday's talks were about rain gardens and healthy eating and assessment tools and political action but, despite their varied su...

May 9, 2017

Today marked the start of the third National Adaptation Forum. People are here from all over the country to talk about sustainability and resiliency. Thus far, I've met people who work with faith-based organizations in Chicago to help build rain gardens and and develop...

February 1, 2017

CAMBRIDGE—Cambridge City Councillor Craig Kelley recently attended the 10 January Agassiz Neighborhood Council (ANC) meeting to introduce its members to the Mayor’s Special Committee on Neighborhood-Based Resiliency (CNBR).

Established in 2016, the committee is chaired...

August 23, 2016

On Wednesday, August 24, Craig will start a two week #EastCoastResiliency bike tour through New England.

Roughly paralleling Route 95 from Houlton, ME, to (eventually) Key West, FL, Craig will be cycling through communities of all types along the East Coast....

August 23, 2016

As residents of Concord, MA, emerged from their homes early Monday morning, they knew that a powerful storm had swept through their town the previous night. Downed trees made many roads impassable, power was out (perhaps for days), and several homes and local businesse...

August 10, 2016

In confronting the increasing severity of tomorrow’s climatic events, solutions proposed by architects and science range from the practical—like storing batteries for power failures—to the fantastical—like futuristic geoengineering that imagines manmade ecosystems on a...

May 17, 2016

Yesterday I was walking a friend's dogs past a Harvard-owned building in Cambridge when I noticed smoke coming off of the mulch in the landscaping that surrounded the building.

A moment later, an employee came out of the building with a small container of water which s...

April 5, 2016

The Mayor's Special Advisory Committee on Neighborhood-Based Resiliency held its first meeting in the Ackerman Room of City Hall, with members of the public and press in attendance.

It was a promising beginning with Chair Craig KelleyCambridge City Councillo...

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