Social Fabric

Building Climate Refuge

Sustaining basic human needs in regenerative ways within our communities and regions is a key component of community resilience and building climate refuge. Vermont is home to 6 our of the top 10 counties in the U.S. that are projected to experience the least harsh impacts of climate change. Living in a place situated to maintain more stable resources than most other places over the next 30-50 years is both a privilege and a responsibility.

Climate refuge means more than having resources - it means building the social fabric, alternative systems, and networks of care and repair that center frontline communities already most impacted by climate change and welcome those yet to come. We believe in a future Vermont where our communities include indigenous, black, trans, queer, disabled, neurodivergent, low-income, survivors and undocumented people. We believe in a future Vermont where people who are marginalized have space to exist and thrive.