Online Resilience Education Database

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Financing for Solar Energy

Information of financing solar energy, whether a nonprofit, business, or on a home.  Included template documents, town hall files, and information on schools going solar.

VA Beach Opportunity Fund

Virginia Beach Case Study on Ruth McElroy Amundsen’s Opportunity Fund.  Includes direct quotes, statistics, and background information.

NOAA’s U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit.

A collection of data, case studies, and information on climate and resilience for educators.  Includes educational videos, graphs, maps, and more on climate risks, vulnerabilities, and actions.

Virginia Zoo Zooperlative Award

Engage in environmental projects to make a local impact and compete for the Virginia Zoo Zooperlative Award.  Projects were scored based on their environmental impact, conservation and sustainability.

Hampton Roads Student Projects – Schoolyard Impact

Local students OWN IT.  Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) students recently participated in the Our Watershed Needs Identified for Today and Tomorrow (OWN-ITT) competition. Case Studies including story maps of ArcGis data and interactive maps and research done by students at Kellam HS, Princess Anne MS, and Bayside ES on their schoolyard impact on the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.   

Pace Alliance – Commercial property Assessed Clean Energy

Downloadable PDFs on C-PACE (Commercial property Assessed Clean Energy) for the Mid-Atlantic Region. C-PACE is a financing mechanism for owners of commercial property to fund energy-related property improvements with no upfront costs.

Mothers Out Front – Energy Efficiency

Mothers Out Front conducts workshops to help low income neighborhoods save energy and save on utility bills with Equitable Energy Efficiency (EEE) campaign, also developed pipelines web sites.

Solar United Neighbors Resources

Learn about the issues involving Solar Energy and policies. Topics include Net Metering, Solar & Electric Vehicles, Tax & Energy Credits, Community Solar Projects, and Energy Grid Reform.

Solar Services Resources

Learn more about solar energy, photovoltaic cells, and the process of a home or business going solar.

Norfolk Solar Contact

The Opportunity Zone Fund hires residents of the OZs to be trained as solar installers and work on the installation jobs in those neighborhoods.  Follow the link to apply for free solar on your building, apply for a position, or volunteer.

Norfolk Solar Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund

As part of the national Qualified Opportunity Zone program, which incentivizes investment in low-income areas, a fund in Norfolk has started up, the Norfolk Solar Qualified Opportunity Zone Fund, which will install solar on businesses and non-profits in Opportunity Zones for free.

Oyster Recovery Partnership

Learn all about Oyster Recovery Partnership including shell recycling, aquaculture, resource management, monitoring, outreach and education.  Enjoy educational videos about oysters and oyster restoration, history of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay, and oyster fun facts.

CBF: Polluted Runoff in the Bay

Learn about the consequences of polluted runoff within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed.  Students learn what it means for a landscape to either be a green filter or a gray funnel.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Glossary

Glossary of the terms related to the Chesapeake Bay from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

Virginia Aquarium Conservation In Action

Learn about the Conservation Efforts the Virginia Aquarium does involving sea turtle hatchlings, fish eggs, coral restoration & repair, osprey hatchlings, frogwatch, marine debris/trash talking turtles, and water quality. Keep up to date by following the blogs along each conservation effort. Includes water quality interactive map!

NOAA’s Weather & Atmosphere Education Resources

Includes research, cases studies, data, charts, and background information on El Nino, Hurricanes, Space Weather Tornadoes, Weather Observations, and Weather Systems & Patterns.

NOAA’s Freshwater Education Resources

Includes research, cases studies, data, charts, and background information on Water Cycle, Great Lakes Ecoregion, and Watersheds, Flooding and Pollution.

NOAA’s Marine Life Education Resources.

Includes research, cases studies, data, charts, and background information on Aquatic Food Webs, Coral Reef Ecosystems, Life in an Estuary, Marine Mammals, and Sea Turtles.

HRPDC Coastal Resiliency Program

The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission Coastal Resiliency Program includes maps of coast flooding, sea level rise, research, policy guidance and viewing tools.

National Ocean Service’s Sea Level Rise Facts

Enjoy NOAA’s background information on sea level rise causes, impacts and efforts to combat it.

Youth Water Monitoring Results

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