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stronger, safer communities


Gear up for challenges. Harness opportunities.

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stronger, safer communities


Gear up for challenges. Harness opportunities.

 

building COMMUNITY SUFFICIENCY

Water, energy, food, natural resources, and social connections - these are our basic human needs, and when a community can sustain them locally, this is true resilience today and in the future. This is community sufficiency. 

CROs helps build strong, resourceful communities that can survive and thrive in the face of a changing climate and other challenges that lie ahead.  

Join us in building community sufficiency, connecting leaders, and assessing resilience. TAKE ACTION. 

 

New Opportunity! Community Sufficiency Grants are available now and accepted on a rolling basis. Learn more here.

 
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Form a Team


Get started building a coalition for resilience

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Form a Team


Get started building a coalition for resilience

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START

THE CONVERSATION

Set up a table at an event to raise awareness, host a potluck dinner, get your organization involved, or just talk to your neighbors. Find out what matters to people, what they need to be safer, and how they can contribute.

REACH

NEW VOLUNTEERS

Find new residents looking to get involved or long-time community members interested in a way to give back. New volunteers mean more hands helping to build a strong community.

Connect

DIVERSE LEADERS

Break down silos by including leaders in emergency response, conservation, watershed associations, social services, government, and more. Learn from each other and work together to help accomplish all your goals.

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Assess Resilience


Use our assessment tools to evaluate resilience strengths and needs in your town or on your college campus

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Assess Resilience


Use our assessment tools to evaluate resilience strengths and needs in your town or on your college campus

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Discover

WHERE YOU STAND

Whether individually or in a group, take the assessment to find out where your community is already strong and where you need to get stronger. Learn about local resources, and understand crucial factors of resilience.

Prioritize

POTENTIAL ACTIONS

Use the assessment responses to identify areas where your town is weakest and the areas you think are most important to improve. Make a list of priorities and brainstorm steps for action.

TRACK

YOUR PROGRESS

Watch your community get stronger. Set milestones that show successes and progress toward achieving goals. Take the assessment each year to evaluate what you’ve accomplished and to reassess priorities.  

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Plan a Project


Work together on projects that make your town safer and stronger

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Plan a Project


Work together on projects that make your town safer and stronger

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DESIGN

A GREAT PROJECT

CROs can help you get a better sense for your community’s vulnerabilities and priorities. Use our services to identify a wide range of project ideas, hone in on the best ones, and create a great project that builds community and gets the results you need.

PLAN

YOUR PROCESS

Lay out goals, timeline, steps, partners, and funding needs. Then put the pieces in place. CROs facilitates workshops to help teams develop projects and leave with a solid action plan. Our staff is available to help coach and troubleshoot as you get started and work through project phases.

ENGAGE

THE COMMUNITY

Our assistance with project mapping and community outreach will help you identify stakeholders in your community, develop effective messages and outreach methods, and engage a broad range of community members.

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Support


Support


Help us accelerate action

CROs is a connector between good ideas and making them a reality.

We help community members seize opportunities to implement projects that are most needed in each unique community.

We depend on a large and wide community to help us bring more capacity and practical resources to locals who are doing great work to build resilience.

And we need your help.

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Make a donation

Financial contributions to CROs make it possible for our teams to host skills-building workshops, stock emergency shelters, plant floodplain vegetation, and more.

Ways to donate

  • Email: hello@gocros.org with your pledge

  • PayPal: amanda.blank@greenmtn.edu (noting “Community Resilience Organizations” in payment memo)

  • Check: Community Resilience Organizations, c/o Mindy Blank, 116 Beartown Lane, Williston, VT 05495

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Volunteer!

Donations of time make up the heart of CROs. Consider donating your personal gifts to our programs, whether you’re interested in volunteering at a local event, can provide an in-kind service, or have administrative or technical skills.