News from Resilient Virginia

  • Resilient Virginia News: March 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.

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  • Resilient Virginia 2018-2019 Board of Directors

    OFFICERS

    Andrew V. “Andy” Sorrell,​ the Chairman of the Resilient Virginia Board of Directors, grew up in the suburbs of Richmond but found his true home in rural Virginia after college. He studied environmental planning and public administration at Virginia Tech and proceeded to work for several rural Virginia local governments as a county planner managing governmental programs and solving problems for the public and local officials. From 2013 until early 2018, Andy managed the Commonwealth’s Office of Farmland Preservation at the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, where he ... Read more…

  • Resilient Virginia News: December 2018

    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.

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  • Rural Resiliency — First Steps Taken with Resiliency Forum

    Rural Resiliency Forum October 23, 2018

    By Sean Tubbs, Guest Contributor

    As both average temperatures and rainfall counts continue to climb, government agencies, businesses and other organizations are seeking ways to ensure that Virginia is prepared to withstand whatever changes are caused by changing weather patterns.

    To convene a conversation about rural resiliency concerns, Resilient Virginia held a forum on October 23 at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton that covered how the fields of agriculture and emergency management are responding, as well ... Read more…

  • Rural Resiliency Forum 2018

    Rural Resiliency Forum
    Resilient Virginia’s Rural Resiliency Forum was held October 23, 2018 at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia. Presentations from this event are now available.

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  • Utilities of the Future: Recap

    Utilities of the Future: October 4, 2018On October 4th, 2018, Leaders in Energy (LE), in partnership with Resilient Virginia, held its “Utilities of the Future Forum” at the US Navy Memorial in Washington DC. The event had over 80 attendees and was an exciting opportunity to look at recent developments in the role of utilities and future of energy provision and new changes.

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  • Resilient Virginia News: August 2018

    Save the Date for the Rural Resiliency Forum: October 23, 2018…. Reflections on the 2018 Resilient Virginia’s Annual Meeting…. 2018 PrepareAthon at the Science Museum of Virginia, more.

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  • Reflections on the 2018 Resilient Virginia Annual Meeting

    Resilient Virginia invited its members and various stakeholders to the 2018 Resilient Virginia Annual Meeting and launched the featured topic for the upcoming year, “Resiliency and the Rural/Urban Interface.”

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  • PrepareAthon at Science Museum of Virginia August 25

    Join the Science Museum of Virginia on August 25, 2018 for PrepareAthon, a free festival that teaches the community how to be more resilient when disaster strikes.

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  • Resilient Virginia News: June 2018

    Resilient Virginia: Priorities and Approaches in the Next Four Years; Resiliency Explained: Interview of Annette Osso, Managing Director, Resilient Virginia by Virginia Delegate Ken Plum; Global Cooperation for a Better World: Taking Action at the City and Local Level; USGBC Virginia and Resilient Virginia Offer Resiliency Education Series; GoGreen Virginia: Your Local Government’s Guidepost to Sustainability and Resiliency; Resilience Events Calendar

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