Environmental justice is an issue of safety.
Does everyone have a safe place to live?
Seeking creative solutions is necessary.
Is the community working together for a safe future? Is the process informed and equitable?
Are the needs for safety actually being addressed?
Flood events are predicted to increase in the coming years.
What is your community doing to address this increased risk?
Who in your community may be particularly vulnerable to increased natural hazards?
It benefits your whole community when everyone is able to participate in town matters.
What methods will your community adopt to increase community engagement?
Will you post invitations to meetings on Front Porch Forum? Town bulletin boards? Facebook? Will you offer snacks? Childcare? A stipend?
Will you explore ways to gather input outside of meetings?)
Planning with the future in mind is the right thing to do.
How does your community address the potential impacts of new development on other community members?
Who be at higher risk of flood hazards as a result of new development?