This map from the 4th National Climate Assessment estimates sea level rise along the nation’s coastlines in 2090 under a high climate change scenario. The darkest red color, which is seen on the western and southeastern Louisiana coast, predicts a six-foot rise.
Three weeks ago, I was approached at an art market by someone looking to find community members interested in making a positive impact in our community.
I started to learn about the Resilient and Renewable Portfolio Standard (R-RPS), and surely this is a unique and innovative way to reducing carbon emissions. New Orleans wants to embrace its culture and heritage, and it needs leaders who can deliver clean energy solution for the next generation, the environment, and our health.
I graduated from LSU with a degree in architecture and studied sustainable design. This made me think that we can build the world in a more sustainable and environmentally conscious way. The R-RPS will invest in Micro-Grid technology that can improve our community’s resilience for the long haul. Also, the R-RPS guarantees there will be a public purpose fund to provide financial assist residents installing solar panels. The R-RPS aims to lower energy bills while providing clean and sustainable energy.
“One day everything will be well, that is our hope. Everything’s fine today, that is our illusion” — Voltaire.
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