Climate Ready Communities

Providing Whole Community Resilience to local governments through an assisted “Do-It-Yourself” approach with 3 elements:

  1. Comprehensive Practical Guide to Building Climate Resilience for small to medium sized communities (free).
  2. Subscription service for support includes templates, tutorials, monthly call-in forum, online forum, and 2 hours of consulting per year ($2,499 for year one, $1,500 per year after that).
  3. Additional support services such as blocks of consulting time, local climate change projections, on-site facilitation, and webinars on climate and resilience-related topics ($1k – $15k).

CRC illustrationDoes your community:

  • want to develop a resilience plan and integrate climate change into community planning processes?
  • have uncertainty about how or where to start?
  • aim to complete its plan within 12-18 months?
  • have minimal funding to start?
  • have diverse political perspectives regarding climate change?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, and your community wants assistance using the Practical Guide to Building Climate Resilience, please see information about the commercial pilot for Climate Ready Communities subscription service or have Geos Institute contact me.

Commercial Pilot for the Subscription Service

The Geos Institute will begin a commercial pilot for the Climate Ready Communities subscription service in May, 2018. This pilot will include all components of the subscription service, which have been beta-reviewed and will soon be ready for use by communities. The pilot program will run 6 months before the subscription service is made widely available. A limited number of slots in the pilot program are still available on a first come, first served basis. Pilot communities will pay the standard subscription price ($2,499), and gain an additional 3 hours of consulting time at no additional cost (for a total of 5 hours).

Testimonials from the pre-beta launch:

"The Climate Ready Communities program is off to a great start. I was one of the Pre-beta reviewers for this program in Sept 2017, and was impressed by the breadth and detail of the information provided in the Guide. The Geos Institute's Whole Community climate resilience framework provides a systems approach that a community can actually use and the Guide covers a range of useful topics from community engagement to developing a task force. The tutorials, templates and website will help a community like ours navigate the resilience building process. We look forward to working with the Geos Institute team in the Beta and commercial Pilot stages of their roll-out."

Dena Winslow, tribal planner and grant writer, Aroostook Band of MicMacs, Presque Isle, ME

"We were excited to participate in the pre-beta review of the Climate Ready Communities program, given the great experience we had working with the Geos Institute on our initial climate resilience planning several years ago. We had a team from my non-profit organization, the city, and county do the review, and we felt the program material was on track to be very useful for communities like ours. Their comprehensive approach shows that they really understand what it is like to do this work in the real world and the templates and tutorials in their subscription service make their 7 Step climate resilience framework accessible for local government and partners. We look forward to the public launch of the program - the more climate resilient communities the better!"

Amy Cilimburg, Executive Director, Climate Smart Missoula

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