Improving Resiliency Through Microgrids and Storage Solutions — October 19, 5:30–6:30pm

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

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Community Programs & Policies

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Economic Risk Management

Economic Risk Management

Education

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Education

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Emergency Preparedness

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Introducing Resilient Virginia

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Latest News & Resources

Upcoming Events

  • Climate Action in the Commonwealth An Introduction to Virginia's Carbon Rule
    Date: October 16, 2017
    Location: Richmond Public Library | 101. E Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219

    Join Virginia Conservation Network — together with 350 Central Virginia, Appalachian Voices, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, and Chesapeake Climate Action Network — for an engaging and educational…

  • Rural Planning Caucus of Virginia (RPCVA) Annual Conference 2017
    Date: October 18, 2017
    Location: Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center in South Boston, Virginia

    http://rpcva.org

  • Enhancing the Resilience of Seniors in Your Community
    Date: October 18, 2017
    Location: Webinar

    This webinar will focus on the safety and well-being of seniors within the context of climate change. Using a collaborative adaptation project in Bridgeport,…

  • Climate Action in the Commonwealth An Introduction to Virginia's Carbon Rule
    Date: October 18, 2017
    Location: Brock Environmental Center | 3663 Marlin Bay Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23455

    Join Virginia Conservation Network — together with 350 Central Virginia, Appalachian Voices, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, and Chesapeake Climate Action Network — for an engaging and educational…

  • Rural Planning Caucus of Virginia (RPCVA) Annual Conference 2017
    Date: October 19, 2017
    Location: Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center in South Boston, Virginia

    http://rpcva.org

  • Improving Resilience Through Microgrids and Battery Storage
    Date: October 19, 2017
    Location: Edison Electric Institute, 701 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA

    The utilization of microgrids plus battery storage is seen increasingly by public and private organizations as the wave of the future to help ensure…

  • Rural Planning Caucus of Virginia (RPCVA) Annual Conference 2017
    Date: October 20, 2017
    Location: Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center in South Boston, Virginia

    http://rpcva.org

  • Building Community Capacity & Resilience through Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning
    Date: October 23, 2017
    Location: Webinar

    This training is designed to help planners better understand the National Disaster Recovery Framework, and how to work with community stakeholders to develop a…

  • Putting the Circular Economy into Practice: Real World Examples
    Date: October 24, 2017
    Location: Webcast

    In this hour-long webcast, you'll learn how companies are applying the principles of the circular economy to their business. Among the topics:
    How…

  • Climate Change, Education and Democracy Re-framing education and resuscitating democracy on a changing planet
    Date: October 24, 2017
    Location: Webinar

    The session format is a panel discussion rather than slide presentations, and audience Q&A. Elisabeth Graffy, Arizona State University, will moderate the…

  • Climate Action in the Commonwealth An Introduction to Virginia's Carbon Rule
    Date: October 24, 2017
    Location: Woodrow Wilson Library | 6101 Knollwood Drive, Falls Church, VA 22041

    Join Virginia Conservation Network — together with 350 Central Virginia, Appalachian Voices, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, and Chesapeake Climate Action Network — for an engaging and educational…

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!