As part of the City of Malibu’s efforts to offer support and resources to residents impacted by the devastating Woolsey Fire, the Community Services and Environmental Sustainability Departments have created a series of Resiliency Programs throughout the year to help strengthen the community, foster healing, and build a more resilient, sustainable community.
Not all of the rebuilding of Malibu following the Woolsey Fire consists of bricks and concrete. Hearts and minds have to heal as well. The Community Services programs include various workshops about dealing with trauma, incorporating innovative forms of therapy such as art, music, yoga and meditation. They focus on topics ranging from mental health to financial recovery, and are listed on the new dedicated webpage at MalibuCity.org/ResiliencyPrograms. The Environmental Sustainability Department will offer workshops in post-fire rebuilding, sustainability, fire-conscious landscaping and water use.
ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY RESILIENCY PROGRAMS
TreePeople: Rebuilding Resilience after Fires, Lessons Learned from Australia
Tuesday, April 9, 6:00 PM, Malibu City Hall
Presented in partnership with Tree People, this workshop will teach the most innovative best practices to increase fire-resilience for homes in high fire-risk areas such as Malibu. Australian Emergency Management experts will share constructive lessons learned from the “Black Saturday Bushfires” of 2009 and present practical modifications in building design and materials to increase fire safety and resiliency for residents who are embarking on the post-fire rebuilding process. The workshop will include an interactive Q&A session. RSVP to Shea Cunningham at 310-456-2489 ext. 236 or email SCunningham@malibucity.org.
Rebuilding Resilience: A Hands-on Workshop with Green Architects and Engineers
Saturday April 27, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Malibu City Hall
At this free workshop presented by the US Green Building Council and Global Green, homeowners will have a chance to meet one-on-one with experts in the sustainable building field covering topics such as general design and construction, fire resilient design, solar energy, energy efficiency, water efficiency, and fire resilient landscaping/erosion control. After the event, participants will be connected with volunteers via an online portal so they can ask questions as they go through the rebuilding process. RSVP for the workshop on Eventbrite. For more information, contact Shea Cunningham at 310-456-2489 ext. 236 or email SCunningham@malibucity.org.
COMMUNITY SERVICES Resiliency Programs
Healthy Mind, Body & Soul- Teen Health & Wellness Event
Saturday, April 6, 5:00 PM, Malibu City Hall
Refreshments served at 4:00 PM
Monday, April 22
Any community members or non-profit organizations interested in partnering with the Community Services Department to offer a Resiliency Program or resource for the community, can fill out the Resiliency Program Proposal online at MalibuCity.org/ResiliencyPrograms. For more information, call 310-456-2489 or visit MalibuCity.org/ResiliencyPrograms.