The 2018 Virginia Resilient Future Meeting

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

  • Think Resilience Video Based Class
    Date: April 25, 2018
    Location: City of Fairfax Regional Library, 10360 North St, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA

    There will be a group viewing of the videos with the Transition Fairfax team at Fairfax public library.  Contact for Transition is

  • VA-REA’s first LEAD-Series Conference for 2018
    Date: April 26, 2018
    Location: McguireWoods Consulting - Downtown Richmond Office (800 E Canal St, Richmond, VA 23219)

    The one-day event will focus on the following topics:

    • Recent legislative and executive branch catalysts for renewable…
  • NOVA Green Festival
    Date: April 26, 2018
    Location: Northern VA Community College-Annandale Campus - CE Theater Forum & Gym

    The festival is FREE, open to the public and will include:

    • A screening of the film
  • 2018 Local Solutions: Eastern Climate Preparedness Conference
    Date: April 30, 2018
    Location: The Manchester Downtown Hotel in Manchester, NH.

    We will cover a range of climate preparedness and resiliency issues such as: sea level rise, urban heat, and both coastal and inland flooding…

  • Green Business Roundtable
    Date: May 2, 2018
    Location: Green America 1612 K St. NW, Suite 600 Washington, D.C. 20006

    International corporations yield great power in our economy. How can that influence be brought to bear on local sustainability issues? Join us as Gwen…

  • ENERGY DEMOCRACY
    Date: May 4, 2018
    Location: Webinar

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  • Microgrid 2018: Markets and Models for the Greater Good
    Date: May 7, 2018
    Location: Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel 5300 N. River Road Rosemont, Illinois, 60018

    Change is afoot in the fast-growing microgrid industry. Microgrid Knowledge invites you to be among those shaping and directing its growth by participating in…

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!