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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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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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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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Rural Resiliency Forum

Rural Resiliency Forum 2018

Resilient Virginia’s Rural Resiliency Forum was held October 23, 2018 at the Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton, Virginia. Presentations from this event are now available.

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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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Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
  • Clean Energy Virginia Webinar 5: The Virginia Advantage in Offshore Wind
    Date: August 19, 2020
    Location: https://covaconf.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=covaconf&service=6&rnd=0.10017613034438788&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fcovaconf.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b000000049bca01716e4caf3c16bc4b2e8d051fdca2f574c9a74dbe0c20710ac7e03eb5ac%26siteurl%3Dcovaconf%26confViewID%3D165033875396898522%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAARF7wL0c2L-vr2NTc25A8aZ7tww7AQSjBUwXIfOouROcQ2%26

    Deep water, no overhead air draft, plenty of land, an unparalleled workforce and a committed state government, this is the Virginia Advantage. Join a group of industry experts as they discuss what makes Virginia…

  • ACE Climate Action Group meeting
    Date: August 19, 2020
    Location: Walter Reed Community Center (Room TBD) 2909 16th St S, Arlington, VA

    (1) Updates since our previous month's meeting
    (2) Climate Action planning
    Stephanie Burns, ACE Volunteer
    sdburns13 at gmail.com
    703-862-2092

  • Leaders in Energy 7th Annual Green Jobs Forum Awards
    Date: August 20, 2020
    Location: https://leadersinenergy.org/2020-event-calendar/
  • Better Food, Less Carbon in the New Digital Economy - Smart systems systems to link stakeholders with farmers, ranchers and foresters
    Date: August 21, 2020
    Location: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5740773817464924430

    Smart systems can link agricultural stakeholders with farmers, ranchers, and foresters. Traditional agriculture negatively affects biodiversity and emits about 26% of global greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change. The agriculture ecosystem comprises land use,…

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