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RELi: USGBC’s New Resilient Design Rating System

RELi, the U.S. Green Building Council’s new standard for projects designed to endure and recover from extreme weather, is a national consensus standard. It was developed through an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process, and focuses on creating resilient buildings and communities.

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Resilient Virginia Supports These Summer Resiliency Events

Resilient Virginia is teaming with groups around the Commonwealth to offer events this summer. June 8: Green Leaders for Local Impact Retreat; June 12: Community and Building Resilience; July 17: Collaborations on Flooding Adaptation; July 19: Resilient Virginia Annual Meeting; August 25: PrepareAthon at Science Museum of Virginia.

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Climate Change in the American Mind

The latest survey from George Mason University’s Center for Climate Communication reveals that the number of Americans “very worried” about global warming has reached a record high since first measured in 2008.

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Costs of Doing Nothing: Economic Consequences of Not Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Hampton Roads Region

Costs of Doing NothingRecent studies have pointed out the economic costs of rising temperatures, increased sea levels, and extreme weather events — all factors associated with climate change impact in the Southeast United States. Costs of Doing Nothing: Economic Consequences of Not Adapting to Sea Level Rise in the Hampton Roads Region narrows down the data to the Hampton Roads area. This report looks at several scenarios for sea level rise and the economic consequences.

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  • Cities Rising Summit - New World, New Justice: Finally, a path to just cities and second chances
    Date: September 22, 2020
    Location:

    Hosted by the Tom Tom Foundation

    Yes, there have been some wins: Covid-era early releases and a new spotlight on policing—but what’s next? That’s the question we’ll hope…

  • Leading with Local Action: U.S. Local Governments Contribute to Global Processes Past, Present, Future
    Date: September 23, 2020
    Location:

    September 2020 marks the 30 years since a group of emboldened mayors asserted the local contribution to global sustainability in what would come to be called the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, the founding of…

  • EESI Workforce Wednesdays - Growing Green Industry and Innovation
    Date: September 23, 2020
    Location:

    Register Here - https://www.eesi.org/09023020workforce#rsvp

    Environmental and Energy Study Institute

    The United States can lower domestic and global greenhouse gas emissions by supporting innovation and expanding…

  • Waynesboro Tree Workshop - Green Industry in the Woods & Weeds: Expanding your Business with Woodland Health Services to New & Existing Clients
    Date: September 23, 2020
    Location:

    Register Online Here: https://virginiatech.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4DD-RUHUQp2y9gZV_K0tFA

    Green Industry in the Woods & Weeds: Expanding your Business with Woodland Health Services to New &…

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2020 Resiliency Academy

This series of four webinars hosted by Resilient Virginia will highlight some of the best resiliency planning tools available to help communities build capacity to maintain critical functionality and vitality in the face of severe disturbances and chronic stressors.

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