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How is resilience like a rubber band?

Stantec on Resilience

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<p>I have a prop. Say my elastic band is an ecosystem. Resilience is actually the rubber in the band. It's what allows it go back and forth and to stretch. You'll notice that it always comes back to the state that it was in before. It's still pretty much discernible as a rubber band. Resiliency is what allows an ecosystem to stretch and recover from times of stress.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Resilience isn't a fix-all. It's not something that is always present. It's something that we strive for and we try to build into our projects. I really think that if we're doing our jobs, if we're doing our jobs as environmental professionals, as good planners, as good stewards of the environment, we're really working together with Mother Nature to make her better. We're not trying to interfere so much that we have to go back when there's a high water event or if there's a flood or if there's a significant snow storm. We're really trying to work with sites to make them so that they can bounce back on their own, specifically when we're talking about green infrastructure in natural areas.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; We really want to build communities that our children can grow up in and that are resilient and sustainable, and that is, I really believe, the reason why resiliency and sustainability is important to Stantec.&nbsp;</p>

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