Our adaptation efforts go hand in hand with our mitigation work.
An easy way to remember it is:
Mitigation avoids the unmanageable, and adaptation manages the unavoidable.
Below is an overview of our various efforts; please visit the associated links and pages to learn more.
Summer Smart is a collaborative initiative to help our community "weather the weather". Amid increasing summer wildfire smoke and extreme heat, we can be more physically and mentally healthy and resilient, helping those most at risk as we go. Through Summer Smart, we...
Health and Climate
In both our Summer Smart and Climate Ready Missoula initiatives, the human health impacts associated with climate change are integral components. In addition to this work, over the past several years we've:
Since the summer of 2018, Climate Smart Missoula, Missoula County, and the City of Missoula have been jointly leading Climate Ready Missoula: Building Resiliency in Missoula County. The plan includes 77 strategies to build resiliency in Missoula County given climate change, and it was adopted by both the City and County in May of 2020. As implementation begins, Climate Smart Missoula has continued to co-lead the process by:
Arts and Humanities
We also seek to deepen the connection between climate, art, and humanities in our community to foster a robust conversation about climate change. There's no EARTH without ART, right?