From the Sierra Club....
A Human and Environmental Disaster In addition to being a human and economic tragedy, Hurricane Katrina is an environmental disaster of unprecedented proportions. Although the extent of the environmental devastation remains unknown, it is clear that Katrina is a wake-up call and a warning not to repeat the mistakes of the past.
Recovery from Katrina is also an opportunity to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in visionary and environmentally responsible ways that emphasize energy conservation; encourage the use of renweable fuels; protect wetlands; change how toxic chemicals are stored and shipped through our communities; and ensure that every resident can live in a safe and healthy neighborhood.
But right now our focus must be on the victims of this disaster and their immediate needs. To help, please visit the American Red Cross