Resilient Dallas nets UN Day Global Leadership Award

Resilient Dallas nets UN Day Global Leadership Award

Job well done! Resilient Dallas received a 2019 UN Day Global Leadership Award in the Sustainable Cities and Communities category. The award is given by the Dallas Chapter of the United Nations Association (UNA) to an entity that has a documented body of work that advances UN Sustainable Development Goals.

“We’re proud to lead the charge in thinking about and taking action regarding Climate Change,” said Genesis Gavino, Interim Deputy Resilience Officer.  “We aim to continue finding ways to improve public health through environmental sustainability measures.”

Resilient Dallas is comprised of seven goals designed to help the City adapt, grow, and thrive in the face of shocks and more long-term, chronic stresses, like poverty and housing shortages.  It was Goal 7 of the Resilient Dallas that led the local chapter of the UNA to nominate the City for this prestigious award. Goal 7 is to promote environmental sustainability to improve public health and alleviate adverse environmental conditions.

For example, the City worked with The Nature Conservancy, and Dallas Schools to conduct an air quality study that assesses the impact of poor air quality on childhood asthma and asthma-related absenteeism; and worked with The Nature Conservancy, Trust for Public Land, and Texas A&M AgriLife Research to compile flooding and drainage analyses to find nature-based solutions to reduce flooding.

Read more about Resilient Dallas here.

The United Nations Association of the United States of America is a membership organization dedicated to informing, inspiring, and mobilizing the American people to support the ideals and vital work of the United Nations.

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