Thrivespring is an online platform for community resilience and disaster risk management. Thrivespring helps people connect with others to create impactful and ambitious grassroots initiatives that will strengthen communities and mitigate the effects of disasters. This can be achieved through a wide variety of projects, such as community-owned renewable energy microgrids; urban food production; wireless communication networks; rainwater harvesting projects; and neighbourhood emergency assistance groups.
Charlotte Cecil studied emergency management at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. She has been a volunteer responder with various response and recovery groups, and worked for many years as a security consultant in the UK. Following a life-threatening incident in her early 20s, she became interested in emergency preparedness and security, which evolved into a passion for community resilience. She strongly believes that communities which engage in inclusive resilience-building help create safer, healthier and more cohesive societies.