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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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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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2017 Resilient Virginia Conference

Presentations from the 2017 Resilient Virginia Conference are now available. Listen to the Plenary Sessions, or view presentations on Food Security, Community Resiliency Planning, Tools for Sea Level Rise, and much more.

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Norfolk’s Resilience Strategy

Norfolk's Resiliency StrategyThe city of Norfolk, as a 100 Resilient Cities grantee, developed a Resilience Strategy that was published in October 2015. The stated goal of the plan is to reduce risks as well as embrace new ways of thinking and thriving in conditions that require continuous innovation. The full plan is available online.

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Resilient Arlington: Building Awareness for Local Resiliency Planning

Resilient ArlingtonResilient Arlington, a local project of Resilient Virginia, is working with area businesses and community representatives from Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment, Sierra Club, Arlington Green, as well as numerous community volunteers. We also have engaged the participation of Arlington County Office of Emergency Management.

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Calendar

Due to COVID-19, please check listings for cancellations.
  • Building Professional Training (Live Webinar)
    Date: October 26, 2021
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    Viridiant’s Building Professional Training provides a comprehensive overview of best practices for sustainable construction and design and explores green building programs, including EarthCraft and ENERGY STAR. Whether you’re a single-family home builder,…

  • Sustainable Consumption at COP 26: Implementing SDG 12
    Date: October 26, 2021
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    Join SSF and the Global Electronics Council in partnership with the Global Council for Science and the Environment, to delve deeper into the role of sustainable purchasing at COP26. Learn how the global demand…

  • 2021 Getting to Zero Forum
    Date: October 27, 2021
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    With a growing number of climate emergencies across the United States and the world, there is no more important time than now for the Getting to Zero Forum. We are excited to gather in…

  • Resilient Nation Partnership Network and NASA to Host “Alliances for Climate Action” Virtual Forum!
    Date: October 27, 2021
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    We are excited to announce the Resilient Nation Partnership Network and NASA will host the 6th Annual Forum on "Alliances for Climate Action." The Annual Forum provides opportunities for partners to engage with other…

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