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Leaders from local government, the private sector, academia, and Virginia Sustainable Building Network have come together to form Resilient Virginia, a new organization to accelerate resiliency planning in Virginia communities.
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Buildings & Community Design

Buildings & Community Design

Buildings & Community Design

Community Programs & Policies

Community Programs & Policies

Community Programs & Policies

Economic Risk Management

Economic Risk Management

Economic Risk Management

Education

Education

Education

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

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Energy Options

Energy Options

Energy Options

Food

Food

Food

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Introducing Resilient Virginia

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Latest News & Resources

Upcoming Events

  • Chairman Sharon Bulova's Environmental Showcase
    Date: July 22, 2017
    Location: Fairfax County Government Center 12000 Government Center Parkway Forum/Auditorium Fairfax, VA

    Join Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and Fairfax County businesses and residents to discuss local efforts to support and protect our…

  • Introductory Educational Workshops on Solar Energy
    Date: July 25, 2017
    Location: The Franklin Center 50 Claiborne Ave. Rocky Mount, VA 24151

    WORKSHOP #1: SOLAR HOT WATER TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017 9AM - 4PM
    What is Solar Hot Water? "Solar water heaters -- also called solar domestic hot…

  • Greenbuild Net Zero Webinar
    Date: July 25, 2017
    Location: Webinar

    You are cordially invited…¦
    to attend an informative session about the most talked about event on the Greenbuild show floor – the Net Zero…

  • Introductory Educational Workshops on Solar Energy
    Date: July 26, 2017
    Location: The Franklin Center 50 Claiborne Ave. Rocky Mount, VA 24151

    WORKSHOP #1: SOLAR HOT WATER TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017 9AM - 4PM
    What is Solar Hot Water? "Solar water heaters -- also called solar domestic hot…

  • Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries What is happening with marine life?
    Date: July 26, 2017
    Location: Webinar

    The Global Atlas of Marine Fisheries is the first and only book to provide accurate, country-by-country fishery data. This groundbreaking information has been gathered…

  • Transition US National Gathering, “Growing a Movement for Resilient Communities: Broadening, Deepening, and Scaling Up,”
    Date: July 27, 2017
    Location: Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

    We expect around 250 community resilience builders from across the country to gather, build connections, share skills and knowledge, and generate new ideas for how…

  • Transition US National Gathering, “Growing a Movement for Resilient Communities: Broadening, Deepening, and Scaling Up,”
    Date: July 28, 2017
    Location: Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

    We expect around 250 community resilience builders from across the country to gather, build connections, share skills and knowledge, and generate new ideas for how…

  • Transition US National Gathering, “Growing a Movement for Resilient Communities: Broadening, Deepening, and Scaling Up,”
    Date: July 29, 2017
    Location: Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

    We expect around 250 community resilience builders from across the country to gather, build connections, share skills and knowledge, and generate new ideas for how…

  • Transition US National Gathering, “Growing a Movement for Resilient Communities: Broadening, Deepening, and Scaling Up,”
    Date: July 30, 2017
    Location: Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

    We expect around 250 community resilience builders from across the country to gather, build connections, share skills and knowledge, and generate new ideas for how…

  • Transition US National Gathering, “Growing a Movement for Resilient Communities: Broadening, Deepening, and Scaling Up,”
    Date: July 31, 2017
    Location: Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota

    We expect around 250 community resilience builders from across the country to gather, build connections, share skills and knowledge, and generate new ideas for how…

Who We Are

Leaders from local government, the private sector, academia, and Virginia Sustainable Building Network came together in 2014 to form this new organization to accelerate resiliency planning in Virginia communities. Find out more here.

What is Resiliency?

Resiliency is defined as the capacity to maintain or regain functionality and vitality in the face of natural, climate-induced, or man-made stressors and disturbances.

In the short term, resiliency strategies can provide communities with tools for bouncing back more quickly from extreme weather or other high-impact events.

For the long term, resiliency planning provides communities with the ability to adapt and thrive despite changing environmental, social, and economic conditions.

Our Mission

Our mission is to launch the Community Resiliency Initiative, which serves as a hub for bringing national, state and local resources together to accelerate community resiliency planning across the diverse geographic regions of the Commonwealth.

Our Goals

  • INFORM diverse leaders from government, business, and the community about natural, climate-induced and man-made risks and vulnerabilities;
  • EDUCATE key groups about the models for community resiliency planning;
  • ACTIVATE Virginia communities by providing tools to engage in resiliency planning.

Find out more about Resilient Virginia’s mission and goals Strategic Plan (PDF document).

Partners

We are reaching out to key stakeholder groups around the state. Our partners include local governments and planning district commissions, state government agencies, K–12 and higher education academic institutions, national organizations, major corporations and local businesses, and community organizations. See our 2016 Resilient Virginia Conference List of Partners.

You are invited to join our initiative as a Board Member or Program Planning Committee Member by contacting Annette Osso (osso@resilientvirginia.org).

Sponsor and Membership

Download our Sponsor & Membership form to support the Resilient Community Initiative. It’s our future! Support Resilient Virginia today!

Join UsYou can support our Resilient Virginia’s goals to inform, educate, and activate community leaders across the Commonwealth to enable their businesses and citizens to meet 21st century challenges while maintaining prosperity.
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Benefits

  • Annual and Sustaining Members will be added to the “We Support Resiliency — It’s Our Future!” membership list and will benefit from discounts to all Resilient Virginia events.
  • Annual Sponsors receive special notice on Resilient Virginia’s website with prominent placement of logos and links to your website. New! Business, government, and organizational sponsors are invited to write an article for Resilient Virginia’s news column on their product or service.
  • Event Sponsors are promoted before and during special events.

All supporters will help Resilient Virginia bring critical resources to communities through our website, local events, and statewide conferences.

Support Resilient Virginia! It’s our future!