Investing in Resilience

Why investing in sustainable infrastructure can mean the difference between sink and survival for communities and businesses

It’s hard to believe that Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans nearly a decade ago. But, with some hard work and lots of dedicated people who believe in building resilient communities, the city has made some serious strides.

This April, Zurich North America, Schaumburg, Ill., is hosting its 10th Annual Zurich Classic golf tournament in New Orleans. The tournament brings the city about $30 million every year.

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Dr. Green Laws or: How You Should Stop Worrying and Love Sustainability Regulations

War is too important to be left to politicians. They have neither the time, the training, nor the inclination for strategic thought,” – Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper, “Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”

I can’t speak for General Ripper’s “precious bodily fluids” but the 1951 policy to fluoridate the U.S. public drinking water supply is widely considered an economic boon. The 18 percent to 40 percent reduction in childhood cavities saves far more money in dental costs than the 95 cents per person it costs on average to add fluoride to our water. And based on my last trip to the dentist, he doesn’t seem to be hurting for business. Read More…

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