Resilient Neighborhoods

Collective Actions. Shared Solutions

What are Resilient Neighborhoods?

  • Resilient Neighborhoods are places conducive to life, like our native ecosystems, which are naturally regenerative and resilient. By looking to nature as our guide, we can transform our neighborhoods into regenerative urban ecosystems that are better equipped to adapt and thrive in the face of our changing climate.  Expanding on our Sustainable Backyards initiative, our vision for the Resilient Neighborhoods program is to unite neighbors to work collaboratively, with the support of the greater community, to install low-cost, low-tech sustainability elements that restore valuable services back to our built environment, like producing food, filtering air and cycling water. We hope to create a culture of collaboration and mutual investment in a brighter future, instilling new social and environmental connections within the community.

  • If you are interested in learning more or getting involved, contact Resilient Neighborhoods Program Manager Kassie Munro at kassie@sustainablesolano.org.

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    Upcoming Events

    Mar
    23
    Sat
    2:00 pm Walk the Talk Workshop: Sheet Mu... @ Shelter Solano (formerly Mission Solano)
    Walk the Talk Workshop: Sheet Mu... @ Shelter Solano (formerly Mission Solano)
    Mar 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
    Mulch! It suppresses weeds, retains moisture, prevents erosion, maintains nutrients, promotes soil life, controls pests…and looks nice! Would you like to learn how to mulch like a pro? Come and join us at our very first[...]
    Mar
    30
    Sat
    9:00 am Our Benicia Roots & Soil Breakfast @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
    Our Benicia Roots & Soil Breakfast @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
    Mar 30 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
    On March 30, we will host “Our Benicia Roots & Soil,” a breakfast to recognize the importance of the Benicia community where the first seeds of what would become Sustainable Solano were planted 20 years[...]
    9:01 am Benicia’s Free Compost Giveaway ... @ East 2nd St. Public Parking Lot
    Benicia’s Free Compost Giveaway ... @ East 2nd St. Public Parking Lot
    Mar 30 @ 9:01 am – 1:00 pm
    Supplement your soil in time for your spring vegetables. Bring your own container to be filled. 5-gallon buckets work best. Up to 30 gallons per household. Please bring driver’s license for each household. Benicia residents[...]
    Apr
    4
    Thu
    6:00 pm Next Economy: Restorative Economics @ Green Hive Spaces
    Next Economy: Restorative Economics @ Green Hive Spaces
    Apr 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Join us for a discussion on different strategies for a just transition to a more sustainable, equitable and just economy. Restorative economics takes a restorative justice approach to restoring and reinvesting in low-income communities of[...]