The world is facing an unprecedented convergence of crises as the COVID-19 pandemic is compounding existing health, economic and environmental problems. Experts are weighing in on what the pandemic can teach us about climate change and how we can use this crisis to learn, adapt, and come out more resilient on the other side. Below are links to timely articles and information.
Resilient Virginia News – June 2020: COVID Brings Urgency to Climate Resiliency; Introducing Resilient Virginia’s New Website; Introductions and Thanks: 2020–2021 Board of Directors; Eat Local — COVID or Not; General Assembly Passes Landmark Bills; Report on Resiliency Proposals for the 2018 Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code; Virginia’s Statewide Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy and Resilience; more.
Join USGBC’s Senior Policy Council, Liz Beardsley, the Executive Director of the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council, Chelsea Harnish, and Annette Osso, LEED AP, Managing Director, Resilient Virginia, for a policy re-cap from the 2020 session.
Register Now for Resilient Building Design, a Presentation and Networking Event on March 5, 2020 in Roanoke, Virginia. Co-hosted by USGBC Virginia and Resilient Virginia.
Resilient Virginia News – January 2020: 2010–2019: The Overheated Decade; Resilient Virginia’s 2020 Priorities; New Surveys Show Increased Understanding of Climate Crisis; Progress on Governor’s Executive Orders; State Legislature Takes on Clean Energy and Climate Resiliency; Food Production Challenges and Solutions; more.
Plenary Videos from 2019 Resilient Virginia Conference; Highlights from the Virginia Clean Energy Summit; Resilience Funding Announcement; Introducing Resilient Virginia’s 2019–2020 Board of Directors; Reflections from Annual Sponsor Clark Nexsen; Report from Charlottesville; more.
Resilient Virginia invites Annual Sponsors to write guest articles for the newsletter and website. We thank Clark Nexsen, a Community Leader Annual Sponsor, for giving permission to reprint an article by Graduate Fellow, Zane Havens.
Annette Osso, now the managing director of Resilient Virginia, first delved into energy projects in the 1970s. Reprinted with permission from Energy News Network RICHMOND, Va. — Annette Osso had every intention of becoming an anthropologist after earning master’s and undergraduate degrees in the subject at George Washington University in the nation’s capital. But the […]
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.
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 — today — will be demonstrated and discussed.
Jobs for a Low-Carbon Circular Economy is a green jobs forum set for Aug. 22, 2019. An evening forum follows day-long workshops to help advance your career.
Resources from Resilient Virginia’s 2019 Conference, including event presentations and plenary sessions videos, are now available.
Resilient Virginia Is Involved With These Spring Events: Building Sustainability Conference, April 25, 2019; and the Arlington Home Show and Resiliency Workshop, April 27, 2019.
Climate Is Making News (Still) — Americans Weigh In; Distributed Solar Continues to Make Headway; Climate Goals Get Going in Central Virginia; Virginia General Assembly 2019 Outcomes; Resilient Virginia Board and Advisory Committee; events; more.
A Thank You to Members and Annual Sponsors; USGBC Virginia and Resilient Virginia Host 4th Presentation; The National Climate Assessment & Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Reports; Governor Northam Ramps Up Resiliency Initiatives; Rural Resiliency — First Steps Taken at Resiliency Forum; Utilities of the Future — Expert Speakers’ Presentations Now Live!; events; more.