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Community Resilience Toolkit

Kirsten Schwind
Created: 7/08/2014 - Updated: 11/06/2018


The Community Resilience Toolkit is a popular online resource currently used by community leaders in 46 of the 50 states and in 16 countries to strengthen their communities in the face of worsening climate change, rising food and energy prices, and lingering economic recession.


The tools are for individuals, community groups, teachers, and municipal planners. They come with easy instructions to facilitate community resilience workshops.

Rooted in Resilience (formerly Bay Localize) inspires and supports community leaders in building equitable, resilient communities. We confront the challenges of climate instability, rising energy costs, and recession by boosting regional capacity to provide for everyone’s needs, sustainably and equitably. We achieve this by equipping local leaders with flexible tools, models, and policies that strengthen their communities.


Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Culture / communities
Type of Tool: 
Community Planning
Communication / Outreach
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Host adaptation training or planning workshop
Create stakeholder engagement processes to develop and implement adaptation strategies
Create/enhance resources and tools
Tool Cost: