The Team That Makes It Happen.
The Project 64 initiative serves as a “one-stop” destination for travel, tourism, and now climate resiliency resources in regions along Highway 64 in North Carolina. The project has been pursued for several years already and exists in the form of a website, maintained by a collaboration of Professional Writing and Rhetoric (PWR) and Environmental Studies students. Serving multiple purposes, the Highway 64 project is an excellent outlet for PWR students to publish pieces, for ENS students to reach out to communities in NC to build connections around climate resiliency, and for NC residents and/or tourists to have a free, publicly accessible resource to learn more about other towns, community members, and initiatives in the regions along Highway 64. The regions featured on the site include the Mountains, the Foothills, the Coastal Plain, and the Piedmont, each with a list of respective towns that run along Highway 64. Information about tourism destinations, food options, and town history can be found in various tabs.
Every Climate resilience is about increasing the capacity of social, economic, and ecosystems to prepare for, recover from, and adapt to the impacts of climate change. The climate resilience section of this website highlights a wide range of voices who are building climate resilience within their towns, businesses, indigenous communities, farms, and more. These features include interviews with individuals who are experiencing the impacts of climate change first-hand, as well as research conducted by our students in the environmental studies department. Another goal of the climate resilience section of the website is to provide access to real-time climate information, displaying predictions for extreme weather such as floods, hurricanes, increased precipitation, droughts, fires, and more throughout North Carolina. In addition to these live climate maps, visitors to the website will find a repository of links to other data that may be useful in the climate field.