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Sammie Ardito Rivera and Deborah Ramos are not activists by trade. Rather, the two community leaders within metro Indigenous and Latino communities began organizing craft fairs and talking about building local climate resiliency out of a desire to protect and prepare their neighborhoods for the impacts of climate change. At a December craft sale, the pair raised money for an emergency preparedness event, “Responding Together,” that they hoped to put on in the coming months. “The more that our communities take control of their own lives, the better off we’re going to be,” say Rivera and Ramos, who are especially concerned with low-income communities that are often forgotten or left ill-equipped to deal with the effects of problems like climate change. In their community of supporters, people think about climate change from all different perspectives, with the ultimate goal of making their lifestyles and communities as insulated as possible from current and future climate impacts.