Resilience

Resilience AmeriCorps VISTA helps low-income and otherwise vulnerable communities develop plans and implement projects that increase the community’s resilience to shocks and stressors. 

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    Rockfeller Foundation article about how New Americans can contribute to community resilience.

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    USDA Climate Hubs deliver science-based knowledge, practical information and program support to farmers, ranchers, forest landowners, and resource managers to support climate-informed decision-making in light of the increased risks and vulnerabilities associated with a changing climate.

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    Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) are competitive grants that stimulate the development and adoption of innovative approaches and technologies for conservation on agricultural lands.

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    The Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE) framework is a five-step process that allows health officials to develop strategies and programs to help communities prepare for the health effects of climate change.

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    Being Prepared for Climate Change is a workbook from the U.S. EPA that guides communities in developing risk-based action plans.

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    Protocol for Assessing Community Excellence in Environmental Health (PACE EH) is a methodology from the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) that guides communities and local health officials in conducting community-based environmental health assessments.

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    Resilience AmeriCorps Academy (Academy) is an in-person training where AmeriCorps VISTA Members (Members), AmeriCorps VISTA Supervisors (Supervisors), and AmeriCorps VISTA Leaders (Leaders) learn about resilience concepts, become familiar with resilience resources, and plan for implementing resilience projects.

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    This is a self-guided training resources that introduces users to Resilience, Resilience AmeriCorps, application of resilience concepts, and planning for implentation of Resilience AmeriCorps VISTA projects. Contact your state office to access the course.

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    The Resilience Age documentary examines urban centers across the globe that have not only developed innovative ways to address and overcome the challenges they face, but have positioned their cities to be better prepared for future disruptions, ensuring they better withstand and recover quicker when disaster strikes.

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