The Resilient Vermont Project

Category: Resilient Vermont


Connecting Watershed Communities

Op Ed by Steve Nicholas, Vice President of Urban Programs at the Institute for Sustainable Communities. Cross-posted from http://www.iscvt.org As we look back on the five years since Tropical Storm Irene, one of the biggest changes we’ve observed has been in…

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Funders Discuss the Future of Resilience

By Bill Roper of Slow Communities One of Irene’s biggest lessons was the power of communication and collaboration to solve big challenges. When neighbors, towns, or agencies worked together to find creative solutions, they moved mountains. It’s also true of…

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Why Vermont Needs COADs

by Anne Goodrich, Director of Upper Valley Strong After Tropical Storm Irene, temporary Long-Term Recovery Committees popped up across the state to help coordinate support for flood victims. Upper Valley Strong (UVS) was one. When a localized flood hit the…

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CROs: Building Resilience with Pie & Parades

By Rebecca Sanborn Stone, Resilient Vermont Network Coordinator and Principal at Community Workshop LLC Vermonters know all too well what disaster looks like. Whether our communities are hit by summer microbursts, paralyzed by winter ice or flooded by rising spring…

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The State of Resilience in Vermont

By Rebecca Sanborn Stone, Resilient Vermont Network Coordinator and Principal at Community Workshop LLC How does Vermont measure up on resilience? What’s working? Where should we go in 2016? The Resilient Vermont Progress Report, released this summer, evaluates progress on…

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40 Ideas to Advance Vermont’s Climate Economy

By Jenna Whitson, Community and Policy Senior Associate, Vermont Council on Rural Development 1) What are Vermont businesses doing today that make them leaders in the climate economy? 2) What are some ideas to promote business, economic development, and job…

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Staying Ahead of the Storm

By Elizabeth Gribkoff, ECO Americorps member with Watersheds United Vermont, and Marty Illick, Executive Director of the Lewis Creek Association One muggy Fourth of July in Burlington, while at a friend’s backyard barbecue, a huge rainstorm broke. As we frantically moved…

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Adapting to the Health Impacts of Climate Change

By Jared Ulmer, Climate Change Adaptation Program Coordinator at the Vermont Department of Health. Tropical Storm Irene provided an extremely potent example of how climate change will impact Vermont. Unfortunately, storm-related impacts are only one of many ways that climate…

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Building Resilience, Watershed by Watershed

By Bill Roper of Slow Communities. Bill is working with ISC to build the Resilient Vermont Network and with High Meadows Fund to build its Watershed Initiative. Climate change is part of our new reality – that’s now evident on a…

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Aligning for Action: the RVT Network’s New Project Approach

By Rebecca Sanborn Stone, Resilient Vermont Network Coordinator and Principal at Community Workshop LLC As Hurricane Joaquin bears down on the East Coast, a group of Vermont resilience leaders are sitting in a second-floor conference room in Montpelier. We’ve brought…

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