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Updates from Resilient Virginia: April 2015

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Resilient Virginia has launched!

With leaders from government, the private sector, academia, and community organizations at the helm, this organization has started on its path of accelerating resiliency planning in Virginia communities.

Our focus is to INFORM the Commonwealth’s diverse communities on the issues associated with community resilience. It is to EDUCATE residents about resilience concepts, and finally it is to ACTIVATE stakeholders to create sector-oriented action plans so that we are ready for changes in the climate, environment, and economy — whether those changes are natural or the result of human activity.

It is our VISION to ensure that adaptation to these challenges is made in a manner that provides for healthy, vibrant, and safe communities in which to live, work, and raise future generations.

The Celestia Project ebookAn example of the thought-provoking and useful resources Resilient Virginia brings to you is the direct link to The Celestia Project ebook, officially unveiled by Green Builder magazine on Earth Day 2015. Created by Matthew Power, Editor-In-Chief of Green Builder magazine, this interactive journal presents a time capsule from the year 2100. With the goal of providing a hopeful vision of the future, the journal looks at such topics as food security, low-impact transportation, vibrant urban living, energy use and decarbonization, fresh water abundance, and resilience in buildings and communities. You can read more about the ebook on our website at this link.

What Resilient Virginia has accomplished to date:

  • Website startup (resilientvirginia.org)
  • February 19, 2015 Launch Meeting (view presentations and pictures here)
  • Additional information sources identified
  • Partnership development continues
  • An active calendar of events around the state (resilientvirginia.org/calendar)
  • Fall Conference set for September 29 and 30, 2015.

We need your support!

To further our work of bringing you resiliency resources and action tools that address the many aspects of resiliency, we need your support! We are requesting that you:

Thank you for your interest in Resilient Virginia! Your support helps communities around the Commonwealth prepare for a successful future.

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Calendar

Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
  • VERGE Net Zero
    Date: December 6, 2022
    Location:

    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
    Location:

    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
    Location:

    Recycling Education and Outreach Grant: Overview of request for application, eligible entities, evaluation criteria, application process, and answer questions

    Learn more and register More details...

  • Climate Conversations: Insurance
    Date: December 7, 2022
    Location:

    Join NASEM for a conversation about how to ensure the insurance industry can continue to support Americans amidst increasing climate hazards.

    Learn more and register More details...

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