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Congratulations! Resilient Virginia Marks Its First Year

Fall, 2015
Congratulations!!! A Message from the Resilient Virginia Chairman

Resilient Virginia is celebrating its one year anniversary. Over a year ago the idea of a program in Virginia that would address community resiliency was being discussed by former members of the Virginia Sustainable Building Network. This humble beginning grew, and became a clarion call to INFORM, EDUCATE, AND ACTIVATE the Commonwealth in matters of Resiliency. Resilient Virginia was founded.

During the past year we have organized a Board of Directors, established action committees, had a very successful Kick-Off Meeting in February, and are in the process of putting together a Resiliency Conference in the first quarter of 2016. In doing so there have been meetings at state governmental levels and many state departments, multiple visits to potential sponsors and supporters, and more phone calls than Ma Bell could have ever envisioned. But here we are — ready to serve Virginia as the educational source for all matters of resiliency.

We are known throughout the Commonwealth as a can-do, get-it-done organization that can meet the educational resiliency needs of Virginia. So, for those participating in the many meetings, phone calls, e-mails, and support — pat yourself on the back, we are one year old and growing!

Sincerely,
Jerry Walker, CEM, LEED AP
Chairman, Resilient Virginia

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    VERGE Net Zero is a complimentary online event that will provide you with deep dives and how-to guides on the strategies, technologies and partnerships key to accelerating your organization’s net-zero transition.

  • Equity-People Centered Development: Equity development in Climate Action Plans
    Date: December 6, 2022
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    ICLEI USA is hosting a webinar series titled ICLEI USA Insights & Exchange. The six-series webinar, taking place monthly beginning in October 2022, will focus on each pathway, as well as a 'cross-cutting' session.

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  • Webinars for new EPA recycling infrastructure, education and outreach funding opportunities
    Date: December 6, 2022
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    Recycling Education and Outreach Grant: Overview of request for application, eligible entities, evaluation criteria, application process, and answer questions

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  • Climate Conversations: Insurance
    Date: December 7, 2022
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    Join NASEM for a conversation about how to ensure the insurance industry can continue to support Americans amidst increasing climate hazards.

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