to be as self-reliant and self aware about what we do in everyday life as much
as possible. Certain changes are unavoidable and we must be pro-active not
reactive in preparing for them.
- Instead of armoring the
coastline against erosion with concrete and stone, a range of
“nature-based” solutions must be viewed as the first line of defense.
- Vulnerable lands need to be
left undeveloped instead of constructing costly homes and infrastructure
calling for protection in the future.
- Wetlands and buffer areas
must be targeted for conservation on, and hardy native species that anchor
the soils need to be encouraged and safeguarded.
- Instead of planning for
installation of larger culverts and infrastructure to handle more intense
storms, natural filtration areas need to be set aside to handle expanded
storm water flow.
The Vineyard Conservation Society
encourages a commitment to reversing the high emissions track we are on. We can
all make better choices for the environment.