Resilience Series

City of Morris University of Minnesota – Morris Campus Stevens County Community Resilience Building Workshop Summary of Findings | March 2022

This report provides a summary of findings that came out of a March 2022 Community Resilience Building process that was hosted by the Morris Community Core Team (the City of Morris, University of Minnesota’s Morris Campus, and Stevens County) and facilitated by The Nature Conservancy and Second Nature.  The summary of findings focus on the evolving risks and actions due to climate change, and correlate with the Workshop’s central objectives.

The Workshop occurred as part of the Community Resilience Building (CRB) process that the City of Morris, the University of Minnesota’s Morris Campus, and Stevens County underwent with The Nature Conservancy and Second Nature to undergo.

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Campus Resilience Challenge

On August 14, 2018, the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of Resilience –in collaboration with 100 Resilient Cities and Second Nature –convened a forum on campus resilience at the Los Angeles Emergency Operations Center with representatives from several regional academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and public sector entities. This report summarizes the forum’s findings in the context of a broader effort to build strong and connected communities and provides a roadmap for future collaboration in advancing campus resilience across the region.

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Tufts University Community Resilience Building Workshop Summary of Findings | July 2018

This Summary of Findings details the results of a Community Resilience Building workshop hosted by Tufts University in 2018. The workshop was organized by the Office of Sustainability and the Office of Emergency Management. This was an opportunity for stakeholders from the town and campus to come together and discuss climate resilience. It focused on the Tufts campus, but included city representatives from Medford and Somerville, Massachusetts.

The Community Resilience Building (CRB) workshop is a tool developed by The Nature Conservancy, which guides communities through the process of organizing and executing a community resilience building workshop. During the workshop participants define climate hazards, identify strengths and vulnerabilities, and develop and prioritize actions to build resilience.

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Resilience Planning for Washington D.C. Universities

The District of Columbia Mayor’s College and University Sustainability Pledge, signed in 2012, is a cross sector agreement between the District’s higher education sector and local government to advance sustainability. The District’s Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) urban sustainability staff, along with Sustainability Directors from partner universities, invited Second Nature to help organize a one-day workshop on climate resilience. The goal was to increase higher education’s understanding of District resilience planning initiatives, and provide a framework for colleges and universities to undertake their own resilience assessment and planning processes on campus.

 

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Eastern Connecticut State University Town of Windham Community Resilience Building Workshop Summary of Findings | May 2017

This resource is a detailed Summary of Findings compiled by Eastern Connecticut State University following a Community Resilience Building workshop with the Town of Windham, Connecticut in 2017. This was an opportunity for stakeholders from the town and campus to come together and discuss climate resilience. The workshop was facilitated by The Nature Conservancy and Second Nature.

The Community Resilience Building (CRB) workshop is a tool developed by The Nature Conservancy, which guides communities through the process of organizing and executing a community resilience building workshop. During the workshop participants define climate hazards, identify strengths and vulnerabilities, and develop and prioritize actions to build resilience.

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Why is Resilience Important?

This short, downloadable handout explores why climate resilience is important, why the time to act is now, and why higher education is the ideal place to take action.

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