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Building a more resilient Vermont one year after Irene

By: Leslie Black-Plumeau on 8/28/2012

A year ago since Tropical Storm Irene, Vermonters are coming to terms with the fact that extreme weather events will undoubtedly become more frequent.  In response, the Institute for Sustainable Communities, a Montpelier-based nonprofit, is launching a new project called "Resilient Vermont".  The goal of the project is to enhance Vermont’s ability to  build on lessons learned from last year’s disasters and increase the state’s ability to adapt.

The Institute for Sustainable Communities is partnering with the Shumlin Administration, the state’s Department of Economic, Housing, and Community Development and other stakeholders from the public, private, and non-profit sectors to produce tools for the state to improve its resiliency.   These will likely include an action agenda for making  infrastructure and governance improvements and peer-learning workshops showcasing promising practices from around the United States. 

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