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January 2019

2019 Advocacy Kickoff Meeting

January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, 1909 Windmill Lane
Alexandria, VA 22307
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    Join FACS as we launch our advocacy in 2019 with our annual FACS Community Council Advocacy Kickoff meeting. We'll hear from local experts on a variety of topics related to our climate advocacy. You'll also have a chance to meet with teams organized by county district to debrief, strategize and plan for 2019. Never been involved with FACS' advocacy before? This is a perfect opportunity to come and learn! You will leave equipped with the key issues impacting…

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Young Adults & Justice

January 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Coworkcafe, 2719 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201
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The Community is a collective of young adults (18-35+) with different paths in life who strive to be in meaningful relationship with one another. We gather intentionally to co-create community, make meaning, and do justice in Northern Virginia. Rooted in the principles of Unitarian Universalism, we strive to live out our shared values in everything that we do. Join us Saturday, January 12 from 7-8:30 pm at CoworkCafe (Arlington, VA) for The Community's monthly gather. During our time together we…

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Interfaith Celebration of Tu’B Shevat – Jewish Birthday for the Trees

January 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
1817 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036, 1817 M St NW
Washington, D.C. 20036
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Join Sephardic Heritage International (SHIN) DC, Green Muslims, Moishe House Without Walls, Interfaith Power & Light and Gather DC at 1817 M St NW, Washington, DC 20036 for an interfaith celebration of the birthday of the trees – an initiative of community member Brett Boren – to include a Tu'B Shevat Seder that highlights working together to raise awareness of environmental protection, followed by a vegetarian dinner made possible with funding from Moishe House Without Walls.   RSVP   Date:  Sunday,…

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Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
UUCF, 2709 Hunter Mill Road
Oakton, VA 22124
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Join the Climate Action Group of (UUCF) for a two hour workshop, “Reversing Global Warming: Introduction to Drawdown,” and learn what actions you can take to be part of the solution to climate change! This workshop will be the introduction to a three part Drawdown UUCF Movie Series coming this winter/spring. The workshop material is provided by the Pachamama Alliance and includes video clips of Paul Hawken. The presenter will be Lore Rosenthal, leader of Greenbelt Climate Action Network. Project…

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Conservation Lobby Day

January 30 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm

Virginia Conservation Network organizes Conservation Lobby Day to ensure a strong conservation voice is heard early in the legislative session. Volunteer advocates are invited to join professional staff of Network Partners as they meet with state legislators and encourage them to support environmental policy advancements. You can read their environmental briefing book here. Date: Wednesday, January 30th Time: 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM Location: Richmond, VA

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February 2019

Plant NoVA Natives Green Partnership Meeting

February 3 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Northern Virginia Regional Commission Office, 3040 Williams Drive, Suite 200
Fairfax, 22031 United States
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Plant NoVA Natives third annual "Grand Partnership" meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 26, 9:00 am to 1 pm. All are welcome!   Does your organization (public, private, or non-profit; large or small) have a concern for the local environment? Please send a representative(s) as we collaborate on plans for our collective action movement in 2019.  The agenda will be finalized later, but we plan to discuss outreach to homeowner's associations, landscapers, and government land managers. We will leave plenty…

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Fairfax County Landfill & Covanta Tour

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Fairfax County Landfill & Covanta Tour The tours can only accommodate 20 people. A waitlist will form once the 20 spots fill. Please email jackie@faithforclimate.org if you would like to attend the event! Event details are linked. When: Thursday, March 21st Where: 10 AM - 2:30 PM

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How to Play the Carbon Footprint Game

February 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn how to play the Carbon Footprint Game at your place of worship in celebration of Earth Day! More and more people today know that climate change is real, is caused by people, and is hurting people and the web of life right now. We know that our actions as individuals, families, congregations, businesses – and yes, even governments – can make a difference. The Carbon Footprint game was developed to invite participation of the whole congregation to act in…

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Community Garden at Your Place of Worship

February 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Peace Lutheran Church, 6362 Lincolnia Rd
Alexandria, VA 22312
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  Join Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions & Food for Others for a discussion on Food Justice and learn how to grow a community garden at your place of worship this Summer. Grace Plihal, from Food for Others, will discuss how you can get involved in the initiative and how to work with Food for Others. Sue Clark, from Peace Lutheran Church, will speak about her experience working with and maintaining a community garden at her church. RSVP Here Please…

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March 2019

What Lies Upstream

March 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd.
Oakton, VA 22124
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