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Browse the Resilient Virginia Newsletter Archives for news and information on resiliency activities throughout the state.

Resilient Virginia News: June 2020

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.

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Detail: Food Production Challenges and Solutions

Resilient Virginia News: January 2020

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.

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2019 Conference Presentations in the News

Resilient Virginia News: October 2019

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.

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Urban-Rural Interdependence

Resilient Virginia News: August 2019

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.

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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 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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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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Resilient Virginia News: March 2018

Sea Level Rise Preparedness: An Intergovernmental Pilot Project as a Blueprint for Community Resiliency; Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming; KidWind Challenges: The Best Program You’ve Probably Never Heard Of!; Don’t Just Talk About Backup Power from Your Electric Car — Make It Happen!; more.

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Check out Post Carbon Institute's interview with author and environmentalist Bill McKibben who shares his perspectives on “What Could Possibly Go Right?” including:

-Learning from the pain and trauma of the current crises in a destabilized planet.
-Reconnecting with the physical reality of the world outside of our online lives.
-Knowing speed matters in our response to climate change, as well as understanding that actions will be disruptive but necessary.-
-Recognizing that social solidarity and a unified, fair society is what’s required to tackle big issues like climate change.
-Being aware of the new scariest words in the English language.
-Realizing the opportunity in channeling the large unemployed labor force towards activities to transform our energy system and response to climate
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Calendar

Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
  • ACCO The Climate Superheroes Webcast #16
    Date: July 7, 2020
    Location: Webinar

    Learn more and register here.

  • TransitionTown Fairfax
    Date: July 8, 2020
    Location: Green Acres Community Center 4401 Sideburn Road. Fairfax, VA

    Monthly meeting. Contact: Judy Fraser

  • Citizens Climate Lobby Weekly Information Sessions
    Date: July 8, 2020
    Location: Webinar

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  • Natural Solutions to Climate Change - Hosted by UVA clubs
    Date: July 9, 2020
    Location: http://alumni.virginia.edu/events/event/D3V1E5mB6O

    On-Air with Karen McGlathery: "Natural Solutions to Climate Change"

    The UVA Clubs program and the Environmental Resilience Institute invite you to join Karen McGlathery for a private conference call to…

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COVID, Climate Change, and Resilient Recovery

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.

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Resilient Virginia News: June 2020

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.

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2020 Virginia Legislative Recap

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.

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