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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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Act + Celebrate


Celebrate your successes, celebrate your community

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Act + Celebrate


Celebrate your successes, celebrate your community

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WORK

TOGETHER

Knock off some big tasks from your hazard mitigation plan, CROs assessment, or community to-do list. Have a day of action and celebration, a volunteer marathon, or tackle an ongoing project together.

 

BUILD 

COMMUNITY

When people work hard together, they build the essential social capital that helps communities thrive in times of struggle. You'll get to know your neighbors, uncover community assets, and cultivate inspiration that draws in new faces.

CELEBRATE

PROGRESS

Take a moment to pause, recognize what you've accomplished, use the new resources you’ve created, and celebrate the great people that made it possible. Celebration will make you stronger too, and build enthusiasm for more momentum.