cville100 Climate Coalition


Working to advance local climate action in the
Albemarle-Charlottesville area


Upcoming Events


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15, CVILLE100 CLIMATE COALITION GENERAL MEETING,
ZOOM 6:30 - 8:00 pm



All are welcome to attend the monthly meeting of the Cville100 Climate Coalition. We are a coalition of organization with local climate action as part of their mission. Our meetings feature climate action news and discussion. Also, meeting participants report their recent and upcoming activities. There are many opportunities for you to be INVOLVED in climate action! Join us!


Agenda

Presentations

Jesse Brookins, new Director of the Albemarle County Office of Equity and Inclusion.


Announcements and Updates:

  • Proposal to eliminate City of Charlottesville fossil fuel subsidies. (James)

  • Board visit to the Monacan nation museum (Peter, Lisa or Randy or Diane)

  • Board at Community Day at Yancy (Christine) - work of Master Gardeners other climate action at the Yancy Center

  • Board support for Green Grannies at XI (Lisa)

  • Climate risk presentation to the Albemarle County BoS scheduled for Wednesday and efforts to get risks and vulnerabilities in the report addressed in the comprehensive plan(Tom)

  • Read and sign C3 petition


Member Updates:

Including reps from the Sierra Club, Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, Citizens Climate Lobby, UVA Office of Sustainability, PEC, Green Grannie, and others!



For additional information about the meeting, contact Tom Olivier (
cruz.olivier@gmail.com)


Here is the Zoom link to join us:
https://virginia.zoom.us/j/95167427386?pwd=V2IrMmhXL2R3Q0cxVUtieEZ6bXQzUT09
Passcode: cville100 Meeting ID: 951 6742 7386

Dial-in Number +1 646 518 9805 US (New York), +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)


Past Recent Events


TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8, CVILLE100 CLIMATE COALITION
SPECIAL MEETING, ZOOM 6:30 - 8:00 pm



DOMINION'S PLANS FOR A COASTAL VIRGINIA OFFSHORE WIND FARM

Speaker: Cale Jaffe, Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law


Shifting to renewable energy is vital to containing climate change. But, wind farms often are controversial. Professor Jaffe has represented the Sierra Club in the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind docket before the Va. State Corp. Commission. Join us and get the lowdown on this project and the surrounding issues!


This meeting is open to the public. It will include Professor Jaffe's presentation and a question-and-answer session.
Vid
eo of presentation can be found here.
Contact: Tom Olivier (cruz.olivier@gmail.com)




AUGUST 23, 2022, CVILLE100 PUBLIC PANEL, ZOOM 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Climate Change: What Does it Mean for my Community?


Wondering what we can expect for climate impacts in Albemarle County? Join us for a virtual presentation on August 23rd to hear an overview of Albemarle County's Risk and Vulnerability Assessment. This is your chance to dig deep and arm yourself with the information we all need to plan for the future!

Presenters:

Kat Imhoff, Senior Conservation Planner, Piedmont Environmental Council

Paula Jasinski, Principal, Green Fin Studios

Annette Osso, President, Resilient Virginia

Here is a link to a PEC website page with links to the full report, a summary, and supporting videos.



TUESDAY JUNE 21, CVILLE100 CLIMATE COALITION GENERAL MEETING, ON ZOOM 6:30 - 8 pm


All are welcome to attend the monthly meeting of the Cville100 Climate Coalition. The meeting will include short updates from member organizations regarding their recent and upcoming activities. In addition, there will be two special updates.

  1. Gabe Dayley, Climate Protection Program Manager for Albemarle County, will speak briefly about the county's climate risk assessment which is to be released later this month.

  2. Tom Olivier, Cville100 Board Member, will provide an update on Albemarle County's Comp Plan and its relation to climate action.


May 22, 2022, CVILLE100 CLIMATE COALITION GENERAL MEETING, ON ZOOM 6:30 - 8 pm

Integrating Resiliency Planning into Current Plans

Featured speaker: In this presentation, Annette Osso, director of Resilient Virginia, described strategies for integrating resiliency planning into current local government plans. She presented examples from other communities that can be used in local planning. At times generating an entire resiliency plan can be overwhelming for small communities. Ms Osso described how Albemarle county can make resiliency plans by integrating ideas of resiliency into the community planning. The presentation along with resources and Q&A can be viewed here.



January 11, 2022, Cville100 Public Zoom Meeting:

Resources for Climate Action Planning in Albemarle County a Piedmont Environmental Council Report

Kat Imhoff and Josh Press-Williams provided an overview of the PEC's climate paper, including examples of exceptional climate planning from around the country and areas of strategic importance for climate action in the county. Bill Bohn and Annette Osso, of Resilient Virginia, rounded out the conversation by providing a sneak peak at information being analyzed as part of the Albemarle County Risk and Vulnerability Assessment.

Piedmont Environmental Council climate paper, Resources for Climate Action Planning in Albemarle County, can be found on their website.


November 9, 2021 Cville100 Public Zoom Meeting:

The Update of the Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan

County Planning staff presented an a summary of the process for updating the Comprehensive Plan. The meeting was recorded and can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

The meeting consisted of the following two parts:

Part I: County Planning Staff Presentations on the Update Process

Michaela Accardi and Tori Kanellopoulos, both Senior Planners in the Albemarle County Department of Community Development, discussed the process for the forthcoming update of the Albemarle County Comprehensive Plan. Gabe Dayley, Albemarle County Climate Protection Program Manager, participated. Questions were answered by the County staff.


Part II: Activist Perspectives on the Forthcoming Update

Tom Olivier, a member of the board of Cville100, led an informal discussion with meeting attendees of activism possibilities during the update. Topics for discussion included strategies and tactics for comprehensive plan activists, collaborative opportunities, plusses and minuses of the existing plan, and content proposals for the new plan from activists.

For more information about how to get involved in participating in the update of the plan, contact Tom Olivier (cruz.olivier@gmail.com).


Note: Additional background on the Albemarle Comprehensive Plan can be found on the local League of Women Voters Natural Resources Committee web page. This page has links to YouTube videos of meetings they held in which chapters of the current County comprehensive plan were discussed.


October 19, 2021 Cville100 General Zoom Meeting
Presentation of C3's Transit Equity

Caetano de Campos Lopes, C3's Director of Science Policy presented C3's recent findings in their transit equity study. View the recording of the presentation here.

To view C3's full report of the study, visit their website.



photo: albemarle.org

photo: albemarle.org


CVILLE100 MISSION STATEMENT
Cville100, launched in June 2018, is a coalition of nonprofit organizations with a climate mission dedicated to facilitating local climate change action in Charlottesville and Albemarle County.