The Community
Refuge Project

Resilience In Action

The Community
Refuge Project

Resilience In Action

The Community
Refuge Project

Resilience In Action

Navigating a World in Flux:

In the face of accelerating climate change, the "Community Refuge Project" stands as a pivotal resource, offering hope and a path to empowerment. The issue of climate change is one that requires collective action, both in prevention but also in developing the solutions on how to deal with the consequences.

Children at a refugee camp
Children at a refugee camp
Children at a refugee camp

We have a four pillar approach to our work.

We have a four pillar approach to our work.

We have a four pillar approach to our work.

Melting ice caps
Melting ice caps

01

Inform

We aim to develop and communicate the plans and knowledge that communities need to provide refuge during climate disasters.

01

Inform

We aim to develop and communicate the plans and knowledge that communities need to provide refuge during climate disasters.

01

Inform

We aim to develop and communicate the plans and knowledge that communities need to provide refuge during climate disasters.

02

Connect

Through the use of online platforms, we will connect interested individuals with our work and each other.

02

Connect

Through the use of online platforms, we will connect interested individuals with our work and each other.

02

Connect

Through the use of online platforms, we will connect interested individuals with our work and each other.

03

Act

Most importantly, we will facilitate real life events and actions so that those who are connected online make a positive impact to their local communities.

03

Act

Most importantly, we will facilitate real life events and actions so that those who are connected online make a positive impact to their local communities.

03

Act

Most importantly, we will facilitate real life events and actions so that those who are connected online make a positive impact to their local communities.

04

Organize

This is a grassroots effort. We must stay involved to support one another before, during, and after a climate disaster.

04

Organize

This is a grassroots effort. We must stay involved to support one another before, during, and after a climate disaster.

04

Organize

This is a grassroots effort. We must stay involved to support one another before, during, and after a climate disaster.

Protest sign reading "Fight for a better tomorrow"

Our 2024 Timeline

Our 2024 Timeline

Our goal is to develop the project during the winter and spring with a projected release in the beginning of summer. This timeline aims to match our needs with increase in cooling demands during the hotter months in the northern hemisphere.

January '24

Fundraising & Development

Fundraising & Development

March '24

Outreach & Engagement

Outreach & Engagement

March '24

Outreach & Engagement

Outreach & Engagement

Making a Splash

Making a Splash

We intend to hold a summer long competition of developing maker based solutions to the challenges people will be facing over the summer and to host the open source designs on our website.

This will tap into how people currently engage with social media, but in a focus of actively helping one’s community.

June '24

Project launch & Maker Competition

Aiming to innovate and develop even more effective ways to stay cool during a heat wave.

September '24

Go international!

Go international!

September '24

Go international!

Go international!

Protest sign reading "Fight for a better tomorrow"

What's next?

What's next?

Our hope is to be able to develop, share, and improve on our work each season, and to be able to replicate this model in other areas experiencing rapid warming in the years to come.

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