In March 2020, SNEP Network partner Throwe Environmental, LLC launched an innovative new technical assistance program: the Climate Leadership Exchange. The Leadership Exchange uses three distinct, though interrelated, components — a community assessment, podcasts, and webinars — to address community resilience challenges. The Leadership Exchange uses case studies to bring together leaders on climate resilience from across the country for peer-to-peer discussions about successes, challenges, lessons learned, and best practices.
The first Leadership Exchange provided assistance for climate resilience financing and sustainable development issues facing the town of Wareham, Massachusetts. Case studies from across the country were brought together on key themes related to Wareham’s redevelopment.
Throughout Summer 2021, Throwe Environmental worked closely with the University of Southern Maine Environmental Finance Center to develop an interactive StoryMap highlighting the Wareham Leadership Exchange, and the case studies featured in the webinars and podcasts.
Following the success of the Wareham project, we’re building on the Leadership Exchange format to focus even more on social resilience and environmental justice. We hope to hear from more community-level leaders and organizations, elevating community-driven solutions and sharing stories from the leaders who are driving change.
Interested in learning more or being featured in the next Leadership Exchange? Contact Project Partner Kyle Gray at firstname.lastname@example.org.