Introducing Emily Wasley, ASAP’s New Board President

A key priority for Emily is leaning into ASAP’s values of democracy and transparency to ensure the work of the Board and the work of ASAP Member Leaders is integrated, complimentary, and accessible to the entire ASAP community. Emily emphasizes that ASAP’s “incredibly supportive, innovative, collaborative, and driven network of practitioners” has a place for…

Mentorship Spotlight: Local Climate Resilience

September 8, 2020

Mentee Sara Papanikolaou is a graduate student in the Climate and Energy Policy program at Johns Hopkins University, where she is completing her Masters thesis examining applications for renewable energy within the adaptation space.  She is the Washington Campaign Organizer for Oceana, and also runs a local chapter, 350 Eastside, near Seattle, where she…

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Celebrating North Carolina and Emerging State Adaptation Leadership

August 28, 2020

Marlena Byrne, Katie Spidalieri, Annie Bennett, Ned Gardiner, Jim Fox, and Aashka Patel contributed to this story. As Gulf Coast communities rise from Hurricane Laura, ASAP members share how strong storms can give way to strong leadership.  When Hurricane Florence pummelled North Carolina in 2018, on the heels of 2016’s Hurricane Matthew, attitudes about climate…

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Mentorship Spotlight: Capitalizing on Collaboration

August 25, 2020

Mentee Jessica Robbins is an environmental planner based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to joining her current workplace, Jessica worked with a wide variety of environmental organizations tackling such topics as science education, environmental decision-making and behavior, and energy efficiency evaluation. Jessica obtained her Master’s degree from University of Michigan, where she conducted…

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Adaptation Co-Creation Series: Innovations in Adaptation Finance

August 12, 2020

ASAP is hosting a year long webinar program highlighting how partnerships lead to innovative adaptation action across the United States.  The ASAP Board of Directors is spearheading this new initiative, with leadership from Jennifer Jurado (Broward County), Jessica Grannis (Audubon), and Emily Wasley (WSP). Adaptation Co-Creation Series highlights innovation through examples of on-the-ground practice in adaptation through a variety of sectors and regions.…

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Mentorship Spotlight: Collaboration Amongst Crisis

August 11, 2020

Mentee Kira Rib is a graduate student at the University of Michigan, pursuing her MPH in Environmental Health Promotion and Policy. Her experience in sustainable agriculture and food justice across the country helped her to develop a passion for the impact of climate change on the resilience of food systems. Critically examining the intersection of…

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