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2018 Sustainability Champion Awards and ShowcaseFaith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS) is proud to announce our 2018 Sustainability Champion Awards and Showcase on June 10 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. The event will begin at 3:00 p.m. with a Showcase “Expo” featuring local organizations’ sustainability initiatives. To reserve a table, please email email@example.com. At 3:30 p.m. we will hear from our keynote… Read more »
April NewsletterWe are very pleased to introduce you to Jackie Verrecchia, FACS’ new Membership Engagement Manager. Jackie’s role is to work closely with FACS’ Community Council as well as expand FACS’ reach to faith communities across the county, particularly focusing on outreach to under-served communities. We hope to have Jackie meet as many of you as… Read more »
March NewsletterMarch is roaring in with another bomb cyclone for the East Coast. There are many questions to be be resolved when it comes to understanding how climate change will impact our winters, but expecting the unexpected may become the new normal. Many of us are fortunate to withstand these storms without too much disruption to… Read more »
February NewsletterI wanted to start by thanking the 40+ of you that joined us on the afternoon of January 19th for our Community Council Kickoff. The presentations and discussions were excellent, and provided us with direction for future programming throughout the year. We’ve created a folder where you may view the presentations as well as… Read more »
Contact your representative now to secure Virginia’s clean energy future!We have an opportunity as a faith community to reach out to our state legislators to support the many bills in the Virginia legislature during this General Assembly 2018 Session that remove barriers to customer-owned solar, including local government-owned solar. These bills will lay the foundation for VA to move towards a 100% renewable energy… Read more »
FACS Presents: Dialogue on Virginia’s Energy Future with Generra Peck, Ed Gillespie’s Policy DirectorYou are invited to a special webinar on Tuesday, October 17 at 1:00 pm when FACS engages in a dialogue on our energy future with Republican candidate for Governor Ed Gillespie’s Policy Director, Generra Peck. Many of you attended our event with Democratic candidate Ralph Northam in August. This is your chance to hear… Read more »
Support to Hurricane Harvey Relief and Recovery EffortsThe devastation Hurricane Harvey left in its path throughout Texas is unimaginable. We stand in solidarity with those affected by Harvey, even as our faith communities continue to work to repair our damaged climate that exacerbates destructive storms. If you feel called to act, below are some of the faith communities and other organizations providing… Read more »
Lobby. Resist. Persist. X360-70 people filled the Oakton Library meeting room on September 29 for Professor Vivian E. Thomson’s talk on her book “Climate of Capitulation: An Insider’s Account of State Power In a Coal Nation.” Prof. Thomson, an UVA Professor in the Departments of Environmental Sciences and Politics, a former Senior Analyst and Manager at the EPA,… Read more »
Northam gets lukewarm reception from Fairfax County environmentalistsVirginia gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam addresses the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions. ANGELA WOOLSEY/FAIRFAX COUNTY TIMES As a politician, Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam is no stranger to skeptical crowds, but as the Democratic nominee for governor of Virginia, he might not have expected to get such a lukewarm reception from a… Read more »
FACS’ Dialogue on Energy with Ralph NorthamCongratulations and thank you to the nearly 200 of you that attended our “Dialogue on Virginia’s Energy Future” with Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ralph Northam on Monday. With a packed room, Dr. Northam could not mistake the overwhelming commitment and passion for a low-carbon, clean energy future from the faith-based community and our partners. Our… Read more »
FACS Presents: A Dialogue on Virginia’s Energy Future with Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Ralph NorthamJoin FACS and our friends from the interfaith community of Northern Virginia to hear Lt. Governor Ralph Northam’s thoughts on Virginia’s energy future. The event will be moderated by Rev. Dr. Jean Wright, an American Baptist Minister (retired) and former Executive Director of the Massachusetts Baptist Charitable Society. FACS is a nonpartisan, interfaith nonprofit organization… Read more »
Taking Your House Solar: Five Things You Should KnowDavin Hutchins, Greenpeace Global Campaign Strategist, and Climate Reality Leadership Corps Leader shares the process of solarizing his home in his blog.
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When worry takes overBy Pastor Sarah Scherschligt, Peace Lutheran Church In mid-February, I was distressed. We were in the midst of that string of beautiful, unseasonably warm days that were, if taken at face value, simply delightful. Some people enjoyed the weather without a care. My Facebook feed was full of pictures of people in shorts, golfing or… Read more »
“There’s something happening here…” April UpdateApril Update Since the election, it seems that I keep having the same conversation. Everyone is saying that something is in the air, that they are seeing folks come alive like never before. In the last few weeks, I’ve spoken with dozens of people who are starting action groups, speaking with their elected officials, and… Read more »
Becoming a Climate ChampionSomeone has said: “When times get tough, the tough get going.” For climate activists, environmentalists and all who care about creation in its infinite glorious expressions, these are troubling, difficult and painful days. Hearing the purported budgetary and policy amputations at the EPA and other government agencies portends ill for the future of all life…. Read more »
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