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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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  • 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
    Location:

    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
    Location:

    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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Find out How Cities Drive Economics and Resilience Solutions

Cities around the world are hubs of economic activity and are attracting millions of global citizens each year.  Cities produce 70% of economic activity today and by 2050, we expect 70% of global residents to be urban dwellers.  Building resilience in these population centers across the globe will be critical to secure a prosperous future. 

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Our 2021 Resilient Virginia Conference is shaping up to be a comprehensive event with a diverse set of speakers addressing a wide range of resiliency topics. Attending the conference could have an enormous impact of the resiliency planning of local communities as well as state efforts.

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