Request for Proposals – San Pasqual Tribal Government Complex Microgrid Project

The San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians (SPBMI) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to obtain firm fixed price proposals for full-scope design-build services for a hybrid solar+storage+liquefied propane (LP) gas-fueled microgrid. The proposed microgrid will provide resilient electricity service for the SPBMI Tribal Administration Campus, including six (6)

MOVING FASTER TOWARDS AN ADAPTED FUTURE: Take-aways from the National Adaptation Forum

I was fortunate to spend last week in Madison, Wisconsin among the nation’s leading climate adaptation professionals. These are not the Elon Musks and Richard Bransons of the sustainability world. These are the folks that don’t particularly care that you know their name. They are pragmatic optimists that are deeply

Client Success! Pala Awarded NIHB Climate Ready Tribe Grant

Prosper Sustainably is fortunate to work with the Pala Band of Mission Indians, located in northern San Diego, on several sustainability initiatives. Amongst these initiatives, we are supporting Pala’s national leadership in the area of tribal climate change and health. To continue their innovation in this area, we assisted Pala

Tribal Climate Health Training Opportunities

For the past two years, Prosper Sustainably has been working on behalf of the Pala Band of Mission Indians to develop the federally-funded Tribal Climate Health Project to build the capacity of tribes around the nation to prepare and address the health effects of climate change. We are now preparing

Oahu’s Unique Approach to Climate Planning and Community Engagement

The last seven months on Oahu have been both magical and informative. As we prepare to leave (for now), I’m ending the adventure the way it began, by spending time with the City and County of Honolulu’s Office of Climate Change, Sustainability and Resilience. Director, Josh Stanbro, proudly indicates that

CARE & CONNECTEDNESS: COMMUNITY-BASED STRATEGIES FOR TRAUMATIC CLIMATE EVENTS

An Interview with Dr. Douglas Walker, Mercy Family Center In September, I published an eye-opening interview with Dr. Bob Doppelt on how communities can prepare for the psychosocial impacts of climate change. This piece continues this critical conversation by talking about specific community-based psychosocial interventions that are being successfully applied

NEW TRIBAL CLIMATE RESOURCES!

Prosper Sustainably facilitates the Tribal Climate Health Project, funded by the EPA and BIA and led by the Pala Band of Mission Indians. In a recent blog, we are pleased to share news about new tribal climate resources designed by the University of Washington and the Oregon Climate Change Research

A BRIEF REVIEW OF CALIFORNIA’S FOURTH CLIMATE CHANGE ASSESSMENT

California recently released its Fourth Climate Change Assessment. This set of reports is an incredibly important read for any sustainability professional serving California communities. But, let’s face it, the stack of reports you should be reading is taller than you. So, let me give you some highlights from the Statewide

WHAT ABOUT WELLBEING? HOW COMMUNITIES CAN PREPARE FOR THE PSYCHO-SOCIAL-SPIRITUAL IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

An Interview with Bob Doppelt, The Resource Innovation Group `   As I write this blog, my family and I are waiting for Tropical Storm Olivia to arrive in Hawaii later this evening. Fortunately, we already have our supplies from last month’s scare, Hurricane Lane, not to mention, Hurricane Hector,

TALKING CLEAN ENERGY TRANSFORMATION IN THE LAND OF ALOHA

What I learned from experts and change-makers at VERGE Hawaii (Click on links for full audio interviews with Josh Stanbro, Peter Asmus, and Sam Hartnett)   Aloha colleagues! I’m still pinching my freshly sunburned self about having made it to Oahu (Prosper Sustainably’s home for the next 6 months) just