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Catalyst Communities Program Will Help Communities Address Climate Impacts on Public Health, Emergency Preparedness

September 17, 2020

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) yesterday announced the onset of a new program that will assist communities and local officials as they grapple with climate change related impacts on emergency response and public health. The Catalyst Communities program will provide education, training, planning and technical resources to local officials to help affected Michigan families and local economies.

This program could affect businesses that are significant employers in a region impacted by natural disasters (i.e. flooding or wild fire). Part of these educational resources will be provided through the launching of an online Climate Academy training and information. The Academy will formally launch in November, but interested parties can sign up here. Essential components of the program include emergency preparedness, adaption planning resources, economic resilience and integrating equity. More on this announcement can be found here.

September 17, 2020

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) yesterday announced the onset of a new program that will assist communities and local officials as they grapple with climate change related impacts on emergency response and public health. The Catalyst Communities program will provide education, training, planning and technical resources to local officials to help affected Michigan families and local economies.

This program could affect businesses that are significant employers in a region impacted by natural disasters (i.e. flooding or wild fire). Part of these educational resources will be provided through the launching of an online Climate Academy training and information. The Academy will formally launch in November, but interested parties can sign up here. Essential components of the program include emergency preparedness, adaption planning resources, economic resilience and integrating equity. More on this announcement can be found here.