Climate Ready Communities Pilot Program

Does 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, please see information about the Climate Ready Communities program and apply to be a pilot community.

Climate Resilience Subscription Service

Building on its ClimateWise® consulting program, the Geos Institute is launching the Climate Ready Communities subscription service to bring Whole Community Resilience to local governments by utilizing an assisted “Do-It-Yourself” approach. 

Key Dates:

  • Subscription service launch announcement: October 2017
  • Applications accepted: Oct 22, 2017 – Mar 15, 2018
  • Announcement of selected pilot communities: April 1, 2018
  • Pilot program begins: April 2018

Download the Pilot Program Application

Download the Climate Ready Communities Program flyer

Download the Subscription Service Details– includes list of templates and tutorials

Sample Templates and Tutorials

The subscription service comes with access to a variety of tutorials and templates that have been designed specifically to help you move through A Practical Guide to Building Resilience. Here are a few examples from Step 1 – Launch the Process:

  • Use this to help outline and define your project.

    Project Scope
  • This template provides a single place to collect information about potential stakeholders and Task Force members.

    Stakeholder Identification
  • Use this worksheet to ensure your Task Force represents all five community systems and includes youth and members of underrepresented communities.

    Task Force Invitees
  • This worksheet provides a single look at the confirmed members of your Task Force. Copy and paste this information into a separate document for sharing.

    Task Force Members


Developing Your Task Force

In this tutorial we cover the process of building your project Task Force, the role of the Task Force, and why comprehensive representation is important.

About Whole Community Resilience

This is a subject matter tutorial that delves more deeply into the concept of Whole Community Resilience, and examines the impact this process had on the community of Fort Collins, CO.


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