News from Resilient Virginia

  • The Non Global-Warmist’s Case for Resilience Planning

    by James A. Bacon
    Complete article available at Smart Growth for Conservatives

    The key to building a strong resiliency movement — making communities more adaptable in the face of natural and man-made disasters — is finding common ground. So argued Steven McNulty, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Southeast Regional Climate Hub, in addressing the launch event of Resilient Virginia this morning.

    Fear of rising temperatures, droughts and sea-level rise is a major impetus behind the increasing emphasis that all levels of government are placing on resiliency. But political views about ... Read more…

  • Understanding Virginia’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

    pubart-understanding-virginias-vulnerability-to-climate-changeThis report from the Georgetown Climate Center and Old Dominion University’s Mitigation & Adaptation Research Institute touches on two threats to Virginia’s communities: rising seas, flooding, and extreme storms; and threats from extreme heat.

    Read more…
  • Sustainability pros and advocates in Southwest Virginia persevere amid skepticism, Tea Party opposition

    As coal-fired power plants become obsolete with ever-tightening restrictions on their emissions, lower-cost natural gas, and coal mines facing heightened scrutiny over their mining practices, the future of the Roanoke Valley can be seen through two very different lenses by city and county officials.

    Read more…
  • Official Launch Meeting February 19

    We are pleased to announce the Official Launch Meeting of Resilient Virginia, taking place February 19, from 9 AM–4 PM, at the Henrico Training Center, 7701 East Parham Rd, Richmond, VA 23294.

    Meeting Links
    Agenda
    Directions

    As you know, Virginia Sustainable Building Network provided educational events, programs, and networking for 18 years to promote high-performance buildings and sustainable development around the state of Virginia. Now a group of leaders from government, the private sector, ... Read more…

  • Energy Department Recognizes City of Roanoke for Leadership in Better Buildings Challenge

    As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department has recognized the city of Roanoke, Virginia for its leadership. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, Roanoke has committed to 20 percent savings by 2020 across more than 25 buildings, covering one million square feet.

    Read more…