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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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Economic Risk Management

Economic Risk Management

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Welcome to Resilient Virginia

Thanks to Our Recent Sponsors

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Latest News & Resources

  • Resilient Virginia News: August 2019

    The Virginia Clean Energy Summit: 9/17; Resilient Virginia Conference: Sessions Reflect Rural/Urban Theme; Land and Natural Resource Use Loom Large for Climate Impact; Local Education on Electric Vehicles; events; more.

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  • Virginia Clean Energy Summit

    The inaugural Virginia Clean Energy Summit is set for Tuesday, September 17 at the Richmond Convention Center. Clean energy technologies, policies, and business practices that are transforming Virginia’s energy landscape ... Read more…

  • 2019 Resilient Virginia Conference

    Resilient Virginia invites you to the 2019 Resilient Virginia Conference on July 18–19 at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Upcoming Events

  • Tools to Guide Congregations Through the Energy Transition
    Date: October 15, 2019
    Location: Security and Sustainability Forum Webinar - register at www.ssfonline.org.

    This webinar will introduce The Sustainability Education and Energy Knowledge-sharing (SEEK) Project, an action research project of the Spirituality and Sustainability Initiative at ASU,…

  • 2019 Conference on Energy Efficiency as a Resource
    Date: October 15, 2019
    Location: Minneapolis, MN, USA

    Find out more at https://aceee.org/conferences/2019/eer

  • ACE Climate Action Group meeting
    Date: October 16, 2019
    Location: Walter Reed Community Center (Room TBD) 2909 16th St S, Arlington, VA

    (1) Updates since our previous month's meeting
    (2) Climate Action planning
    Stephanie Burns, ACE Volunteer

  • Electric Vehicles Course
    Date: October 21, 2019
    Location: George Washington University Hospital, 900 23rd St NW, Washington, DC 20037, USA

    Receive up-to-date, expert teaching on the following key aspects of the Electric Vehicles industry. Find out more and register at https://www.euenergycentre.org/…

  • Maryland Energy Summit-Investing in the Future
    Date: October 22, 2019
    Location: College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 3501 University Blvd E, Hyattsville, MD 20783, USA

    Building an Advanced Energy Economy. Find out more and register at mcecsummit.org

  • VERGE 2019
    Date: October 22, 2019
    Location: Oakland Convention Center, 550 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607, USA

    VERGE 19 offers four concurrent conferences exploring the most dynamic and influential clean economy markets, each providing focused learning and networking events. Register for an…

  • TransitionTown Fairfax
    Date: November 13, 2019
    Location: Green Acres Community Center 4401 Sideburn Road. Fairfax, VA

    Monthly meeting. Contact: Judy Fraser

  • VAEEC Fall Forum and Awards Luncheon
    Date: November 14, 2019
    Location: University of Richmond’s Jepson Alumni Center.

    Find out more and register at https://vaeec.org/event/fall-2019-forum-awards-luncheon/

  • VCPC Confernce: The Three Ps of Resilience: Planning, Partnerships, and Paying for it All 2019 Conference:
    Date: November 15, 2019
    Location: School of Education: William & Mary 301 Monticello Avenue Williamsburg, VA 23185

    Find out more and register at https://law.wm.edu/academics/programs/jd/electives/clinics/vacoastal/conferences/the3psofresilience/index.php

  • The Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference
    Date: November 17, 2019
    Location: Hyatt Regency Sacramento, 1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814, USA

    Find out more at https://beccconference.org/

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 2017 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!