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stronger, safer communities


Gear up for the challenge.

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stronger, safer communities


Gear up for the challenge.

 

building local self-reliance

CROs help build strong, connected communities that can withstand a changing climate and whatever challenges lie ahead.

Join us to connect leaders, assess resilience, take action, and build community in your town or watershed.

 
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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, host a potluck dinner, hand out cards at Town Meeting, 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, 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 free tool to evaluate your town's resilience strengths and needs

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Assess Resilience


Use our free tool to evaluate your town's resilience strengths and needs

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Discover

WHERE YOU STAND

Find out where your community is already strong, and where you need to get stronger. And use the assessment tool to understand what makes a place resilient, and identify future actions to take.

Prioritize

POTENTIAL ACTIONS

Whether individually or in a group, use the assessment tool to identify the areas where your town is weakest, and the areas you think are most important. Take the results and finalize your list of priorities.

TRACK

YOUR PROGRESS

Take the assessment each year and see how your community is progressing. Identify particular priority areas to track and watch your community get stronger over time.

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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

At our training retreat, use the rapid prototyping design process to identify a wide range of project ideas, hone in on the best ones, and create a great project that gets results and builds community. 

PLAN

YOUR PROCESS

Lay out a timeline, steps, partners and funding needs. Then put the pieces in place. The CROs summit helps teams develop and leave with a solid action plan, and staff are available to help coach and troubleshoot as you get started.

ENGAGE

THE COMMUNITY

Our training on network 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


Get the job done, and celebrate together

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Act + Celebrate


Get the job done, and celebrate together

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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 that can-do spirit.

CELEBRATE

PROGRESS

Take a moment to pause, recognize what you've accomplished, and celebrate the great people and place that made it possible. Celebration will make you stronger too, and build enthusiasm for your next project.