This opinion piece from Dr. Sawin stems from the devastating July 2023 floods that took place in Vermont.
“A multisolving recovery would ensure that every dollar and every hour of investment serves more than one goal,” Sawin said. “It would design for the future that’s coming, not the past we once knew. It would expand the idea of recovery to include nature and community, as well as bridges and roads.”
The op-ed explores how places like Vermont that are hit with disasters might be able to recover in ways that meet other goals, too – like health, climate resilience, nature protection, and greenhouse gas reductions.