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Highlights of Resilient Virginia’s 2017-2021 Strategic Plan

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Below are some highlights of Resilient Virginia’s Strategic Plan, or you can download the publication here.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to accelerate resiliency planning in communities across the Commonwealth.

Vision Statement: Virginia communities, including local governments, institutions, businesses, and households, will have gained the ability to better adapt to climate, environmental, social, and economic challenges while remaining healthy, vibrant, and safe places to live, work, and raise future generations.

Our goals are to inform diverse community representatives around the Commonwealth about natural, climate-related, and man-made challenges; to educate key groups about models for community resiliency planning; and to activate these communities to engage in strategic plan development.

Accomplishments (2014-2017).

Our accomplishments in the first three years include:

  • Created a website and newsletter with information on and links to key resiliency topics.
  • Organized the 2016 and 2017 Resilient Virginia Conferences.
  • Carried out Resiliency Presentations on a range of topics, including microgrids, community resiliency plans, resiliency in buildings, and infrastructure adaptation, in collaboration with diverse partners.
  • Developed a Comprehensive Resiliency Checklist at the invitation of the VML/VACO GoGreen Virginia Program that delineates actions local governments can take toward resiliency.
  • Worked with the Science Museum of Virginia to develop their PrepareAthon events, resiliency workshops, and the Family Resiliency Checklist.

 Moving Forward in 2018 and Beyond

Resilient Virginia has moved into the next phase of program activities in 2018 and beyond, with an emphasis on resiliency and rural/urban interdependence, and with program goals that include:

  • A Rural Resiliency Forum,
  • Resiliency workshops for local governments,
  • The 3rd Resilient Virginia Conference,
  • Presentations and webinars with partners including the Science Museum of Virginia, Virginia Renewable Energy Alliance, US Green Building Council, and Leaders in Energy,
  • Expansion of the website resources and newsletter production,
  • Working with VML and VACO to connect local governments with the Resiliency Checklist, as part of the GoGreen Local Government Challenge.

Find out more about our Strategic Plan (PDF document).

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  • TransitionTown Fairfax
    Date: August 11, 2021
    Location: Green Acres Community Center 4401 Sideburn Road. Fairfax, VA

    Monthly meeting. Contact: Judy Fraser

  • Investing in Infrastructure: Rural Strategies for Building and Maintaining Healthy Local Economies
    Date: August 16, 2021
    Location:

    Join us on August 16 at 3:00 PM ET for the next Rural Opportunity and Development Session to explore why new federal funding presents a momentous opportunity to invest in rural physical infrastructure—and hear strategies…

  • Clean Energy Attracts Business
    Date: August 17, 2021
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    Learn How Clean Energy State Policy Attracts Businesses and Capital:

    Context: As the shift to renewable sources of power accelerates, supportive state policies that respond to stakeholder demands for clean energy solutions…

  • Taming residential food waste
    Date: August 18, 2021
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    Up to 40% of all food produced in the US is wasted and the majority of food waste occurs in our homes. This means that we can each really make a difference. Learn some easy…

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