2100 Memorial, a Houston Housing Authority affordable housing apartment high rise, flooded, survived, has been partly repaired and could work again, with a little effort. But, the HHA wants to raze it and a lawsuit to repair the building and community is headed to court. During the flood, the neighborhood rallied to bring aid to this community–typical of scenes all over Houston during Harvey. Kathy joins us to talk about large scale storm response and the value of keeping a community together–at just the time when community is needed most.
Our greater Houston system–and that includes the forests, bayous, bay, the barrier island and right now, hurricane season–is both interesting and scary, the Sierra Club keeps an eye on both. Brandt comes in to talk about each part of the equation and urges you to take part in all the Sierra Club does.
We are a part of a pretty large system-Galveston Bay. Artist Boat, with events, kayak and art trips, marsh restoration days, and a whole lot more, gives us a special opportunity to learn about and appreciate a wonderful part of the world. Listen in to hear about this 15 year adventure.
Artist Boat is doing World Oceans Day at Stewart Beach, Galveston, this Saturday. This discussion led to keeping stuff out of the oceans, recycling, and (how did we get there?) air pollution. Turned out great, thanks to listener participation and some great subjects, close to home.