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How to Disaster

Sep 20, 2021

“Fire never has enough. It has an insatiable appetite.” -Gary Jones 


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“911 showed up six days later”, says Gary Jones, a Woolsey Fire survivor. During a fire, you are on your own for days. So one of the biggest decisions we can make during a fire is to heed warnings immediately. On...

Sep 13, 2021

“We have much worse wildfires due to everything that climate change has caused. We need to have a forward-thinking conversation, not a reactionary one.” -Wendy Nystrom


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We are living in a major historical event- climate change. And the best mechanism we have to combat this is community. By...

Sep 6, 2021

“A fundamental principle of innovation is that if you want more diversity of ideas and possibilities, you need to have more diverse brains in the room. That's not a diminishment of anyone. In fact, that's an elevation of everyone.”  -Amy Simpkins


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Electricity is probably one of the most...

Aug 30, 2021

 “After every disaster, communities need to be rebuilt, but it shouldn't just be the powers from above that decide how that happens. There should be a participatory process for people to engage and reassess.” -George Laws Garcia


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What happens when politics enters into the disaster space? It...

Aug 23, 2021

“Advocate for yourself as best as you can in terms of knowing what your rights are.  There's this element where you lack confidence as a survivor, you think that that person knows more than you do and that's not true.” -Kendall Jarvis Esq. 


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After a disaster, people go through two of the most...