The coronavirus pandemic has shown that we live in an increasingly complex and unpredictable world. As the frequency of natural and man-made hazards continues to rise, it is crucial that we focus more attention on the vulnerabilities built into our critical infrastructure and global supply chains. Severe disruptions in one sector can lead to cascading failures in others, with catastrophic results.
Long-term resilience, self-sustainability and community-based disaster risk management are a big part of the solution.
Our Community Resilience Projects feature was created with this in mind. It helps people connect with others to create impactful and ambitious grassroots initiatives that will strengthen communities and mitigate the effects of disasters. This can be achieved through a wide variety of projects, such as community-owned renewable energy microgrids; urban food production; wireless communication networks; rainwater harvesting projects; and neighbourhood emergency assistance groups.
We have lots of ideas for additional features, but we really want to hear what our members think would be helpful. Please let us know what features you would like us to add to Thrivespring to make this platform as useful as possible for building more robust, adaptive, prepared and connected communities.
And to make sure we're all on the same page, please check out our Purpose and Community Guidelines!