The International Academy of the Digital Arts & Sciences has chosen the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit--an initiative led by NOAA's Climate Program Office--as one of five nominees for the annual Webby Awards for online excellence. We are nominated in the 'Green' category. If you're a fan of our site, please consider voting for us.
Voting is open from now until April 23. You do have to register/login, but you can use your Facebook, Google, or Twitter logins, or an email address with no additional personal info.
The Webby Awards are the Internet's most respected symbol of success (much like a Grammy or an Oscar), so it's an honor just to be nominated. Out of the millions of sites, videos, ads, and mobile apps in existence, and the tens of thousands that were submitted for consideration, only a handful of Nominees were selected by the Academy for The 19th Annual Webby Awards.
Using plain language and easy-to-use tools, the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit illustrates climate-related vulnerabilities that communities and businesses face, from national to local scales, and summarizes steps they can take to become more resilient. The site is designed to serve interested citizens, communities, businesses, resource managers, planners, and policy leaders at all levels of government.
The Toolkit was developed in 2014 by a partnership of federal agencies and organizations, hosted by NOAA’s Climate Program Office, in response to the President’s Climate Action Plan and Executive Order to help the nation prepare for climate-related changes and impacts. The impacts of climate change—including higher temperatures, heavier downpours, more frequent and intense droughts, wildfires, and floods, and sea level rise—are affecting communities, businesses, and natural resources across the nation.
Since the Toolkit's debut in November 2014, it has expanded to address a range of topics, including Human Health, Coastal Flood Risk, Food Resilience, Ecosystem Vulnerability, and Water Resource Risks.
We would appreciate your support, and hope you keep visiting us at http://toolkit.climate.gov!
Vote for the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit in the Green category.
Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.
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