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Climate Resilience

Exploring how cities are tackling environmental changes

As climate change impacts communities, these cities in the Great Lakes region are exploring solutions to some of the most pressing challenges.

For this series, five outlets examined how restaurants are reducing food waste; a new initiative to create a circular economy; whether the region’s electric grid is up to the challenges of the coming years; and the impact of unexpected flooding on immigrants living in Chicago.

Read stories from the collaboration below.


Climate collaboration opens door for coordinated coverage, outreach

Five INN members collectively identified new opportunities for shining a light on solutions to critical environmental challenges in Great Lakes communities.

Ante El Aumento De Las Inundaciones, Chicago Busca Viviendas Más Seguras En Los Sótanos
Borderless Magazine December 21, 2022

Chicago ha sufrido tormentas más frecuentes y severas en las últimas décadas, lo que aumenta el riesgo de inundaciones para inmigrantes…

As Flooding Increases, Chicago Looks To Make Basement Housing Safer
Borderless Magazine December 21, 2022

Chicago residents share how they have been affected by apartment flooding caused by rain, storms, snowfall and lake-related flooding.

Climate solutions for Great Lakes power grid include better planning, transmission
Energy News Network December 19, 2022

As climate change brings warmer and wetter weather to the Great Lakes region, transmission experts say now is the time to prepare…

Waste not: ‘Circular economy’ programs aim to reduce trash, build jobs
The Land December 14, 2022

Nonprofits, universities and others across the Great Lakes are supporting efforts to reduce waste and creating business opportunities.

These 3 Detroit restaurants are tackling climate change in the kitchen
Planet Detroit December 9, 2022

Learn how three Detroit restaurants are finding creative ways to reduce food waste.

This reporting is part of a collaborative series from the Institute for Nonprofit News, Planet Detroit, Tostada Magazine, Energy News Network, The Land, and Borderless Magazine. This project was made possible with support from the Joyce Foundation. 

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