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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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Upcoming Events

  • Existing Buildings Operations + Maintenance Education Series
    Date: April 25, 2017
    Location: USGBC Headquarters - 2101 L Street, NW Suite 500 Washington, DC 20037 2101 L Street, NW Suite 500 Washington, DC

    Our first session will address the issue that stymies many; The scope of greening an existing building is so vast and daunting, where do…

  • Northern Virginia Community College’s – Annual Green Festival
    Date: April 25, 2017
    Location: Northern Virginia Community College 8333 Little River Turnpike Annandale, VA Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center Gymnasium, CE Building.

    The purpose of NOVA’s Annual Green Festival is to increase both the college and local community awareness of regional, national, and global environmental…

  • Optimizing Block Design For Utility-Scale Solar With String Inverters
    Date: April 27, 2017
    Location: Webinar

    The keys for successful implementation of a string inverter-based, utility-scale plant are selecting the right technology and implementing the right block design. Many developers…

  • Smarter Energy - Who Cares, Part 1
    Date: April 27, 2017
    Location: Virginia Tech Alexandria Campus National Capital Region 1021 Prince Street Alexandria, VA 22314

    In the first part of a soft-coupled 2-part series on smartening up of our energy infrastructure, come hear TED-like talks from stakeholders in the…

  • People's Climate March
    Date: April 29, 2017
    Location: Washington, D.C.

    On April 29, organizations and people from all parts of the country will unite on the streets of Washington, D.C., to demand meaningful climate…

  • Biodiversity for a Livable Climate's Scenario 300 Conference
    Date: April 30, 2017
    Location: Offices of Steptoe & Johnson LLP 1330 Connecticut Avenue NW Washington, DC

    I'd like to invite you to Biodiversity for a Livable Climate's Scenario 300 Conference on Sunday, April 30, 8:30 AM to 5 PM, in DC, the day after…

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!

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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!