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

Emergency Preparedness

Energy Options

Energy Options

Energy Options

Food

Food

Food

Health Care

Health Care

Health Care

Transportation

Transportation

Transportation

Water

Water

Water

Introducing Resilient Virginia

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Latest News & Resources

Upcoming Events

  • ACE Climate Action Group meeting
    Date: January 17, 2018
    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
    sdburns13@gmail.com
    703-862-2092

  • The Transition Healthcheck: An Essential Tool for Thriving Groups
    Date: January 18, 2018
    Location: Webinar

    As part of international Healthcheck Month, Mike Thomas ofthe Transition Network will lead a webinar on the TransitionHealthcheck, in which he…

  • Clean Energy Project Financing: Where the rubber meets the road
    Date: January 18, 2018
    Location: 641 S St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA

    On January 18, you need to be at the Leaders in Energy / Potential Energy co-sponsored social-panel event at WeWork Wonderbread. Leaders in Energy and Potential…

  • Living in the Anthropocene: Earth in the Age of Humans
    Date: January 18, 2018
    Location: Fairlington Community Center, Room 118 3308 S. Stafford St. Arlington, VA

    ACE is pleased to sponsor a free talk by Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Curator and Research Botanist W. John Kress. He will expand…

  • Virginia Biological Farming Conference
    Date: January 22, 2018
    Location: The Homestead Resort 1766 Homestead Drive Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Join us January 22-24 for Virginia's premier gathering of 400+ farmers, gardeners, and supporters as the Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF) and Virginia…

  • Floodplain Management for Planners
    Date: January 22, 2018
    Location: Webinar

    Title subject to change. Description coming soon
    https://www.apavirginia.com/webinars

  • The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure
    Date: January 23, 2018
    Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City at the Washington, DC National Airport

    The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) advances informed environmental policy and decisionmaking through science. Our work and programs include interdisciplinary research,…

  • Virginia Biological Farming Conference
    Date: January 23, 2018
    Location: The Homestead Resort 1766 Homestead Drive Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Join us January 22-24 for Virginia's premier gathering of 400+ farmers, gardeners, and supporters as the Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF) and Virginia…

  • The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure
    Date: January 24, 2018
    Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City at the Washington, DC National Airport

    The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) advances informed environmental policy and decisionmaking through science. Our work and programs include interdisciplinary research,…

  • Virginia Biological Farming Conference
    Date: January 24, 2018
    Location: The Homestead Resort 1766 Homestead Drive Hot Springs, VA 24445

    Join us January 22-24 for Virginia's premier gathering of 400+ farmers, gardeners, and supporters as the Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF) and Virginia…

  • Leaders in Energy Green Career Workshop
    Date: January 24, 2018
    Location: The McCormick Group 1525 Wilson Blvd. #550 Arlington, VA 22209

    Our Green Career Workshop which will provide you with insights on your career strengths and preferences and how these can be tailored for application…

  • The Science, Business, and Education of Sustainable Infrastructure
    Date: January 25, 2018
    Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City at the Washington, DC National Airport

    The National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) advances informed environmental policy and decisionmaking through science. Our work and programs include interdisciplinary research,…

  • Reclaiming Our Soul from the Industrial Growth Society
    Date: January 25, 2018
    Location: Webinar

    The defining motifs of the industrial growth society include the subjugation of “otherness” – anything that does not align itself with its profit-driven, exploitative, and…

  • Sound Science and Sound Journalism in an Era of Fake News
    Date: January 31, 2018
    Location: Webinar

    The webinar will be built around the experience of CareyGillam, veteran journalist and author of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer,Cancer, and…

  • GreenBiz 18
    Date: February 6, 2018
    Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge 5350 Marriott Drive Phoenix, AZ 85054

    Join the world’s brightest thinkers and most influential sustainability leaders for an unparalleled look into the pressing challenges, emerging trends and biggest opportunities…

  • GreenBiz 18
    Date: February 7, 2018
    Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge 5350 Marriott Drive Phoenix, AZ 85054

    Join the world’s brightest thinkers and most influential sustainability leaders for an unparalleled look into the pressing challenges, emerging trends and biggest opportunities…

  • GreenBiz 18
    Date: February 8, 2018
    Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge 5350 Marriott Drive Phoenix, AZ 85054

    Join the world’s brightest thinkers and most influential sustainability leaders for an unparalleled look into the pressing challenges, emerging trends and biggest opportunities…

  • How to Get Media Attention for Your Community Project
    Date: February 8, 2018
    Location: Webinar

    From major news sources to local papers, radio, and TV stations across the country and beyond, the sharing economy and community-driven civic engagement (such…

  • GreenBiz 18
    Date: February 9, 2018
    Location: JW Marriott Desert Ridge 5350 Marriott Drive Phoenix, AZ 85054

    Join the world’s brightest thinkers and most influential sustainability leaders for an unparalleled look into the pressing challenges, emerging trends and biggest opportunities…

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!