Our Current Projects

 
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Creating Connections and Building Community

Although the Lowlander Center is based in southern Louisiana, one of our primary objectives is to create connections, share knowledge, and build trust between lowland communities throughout the world.  This is work that happens in living rooms, kitchens, and churches, as well as conference rooms and universities.  Click below to read about our meetings, travels, and collaborations.

 Chantel Comardelle at the CIRD meeting to plan a community center for the resettlement.

Chantel Comardelle at the CIRD meeting to plan a community center for the resettlement.

Isle De Jean Charles Resettlement Effort

Isle de Jean Charles has lost 98% of its land and most of its population to rising sea levels - but as remaining residents consider relocation, what happens next is a test case to address resettlement. Read more.

Building Resilience of Small Coastal Businesses

This project revisits Entergy’s Building a
Resilient Energy Gulf Coast report, as well as the background information from meetings hosted in partnership with America’s Wetland Foundation, in order to determine the impacts of previous efforts and remaining opportunities for Entergy to promote resilience.  Access a printer friendly version of the report here.

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Political Engagement

We approach political change from a variety of angles including:

  • Direct action

  • Spreading political awareness

  • Advocating for policy change

  • Research for informing policy

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Published Work

Take a deep dive into what we've been thinking and talking about.  Access articles written by members of the Lowlander Center here.