Speak Up: How do you protect your home?


In Guyana, 90% of the population lives below sea level. The coast is protected by a centuries-old sea defense system, a 280-mile sea wall with manually operated sluice gates that prevent the Atlantic Ocean from flooding the country. Indigenous women with drones scan mangrove forests for illegal cutting and collect soil samples to measure the carbon held in remote ecosystems, nudging the government to create programs protecting critical areas. What actions are you taking to protect your home, town, state and/or country from the negative effects of weather and climate?

  • We are gradually replacing our lawn with native plants, which have much deeper roots that can absorb heavy rains and clean the water before it makes its way into our groundwater. — Kathleen Marie Doyle
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