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Nominate a Sustainability Champion Today!

The call for Sustainability Champion nominations is now open! Our Sustainability Champions Awards celebrate and recognize the contributions of individuals, faith communities, elected officials/public sector employees, and businesses in Northern Virginia. These individuals and organizations work tirelessly toward improving the environment; contributing to a healthy, livable climate, in our community!

Nominations are due by Friday, April 29.

Save the Date for the Sustainability Awards!

Our 2022 Sustainability Awards will take place the evening of June 16th at Rock Spring United Church of Christ in Arlington, VA.

Rock Spring was one of our 2021 awardees. This year's event will include a tour of their wonderful sustainability accomplishments. Read more about this inspiring work on WJLA and the Energy News Network.

We hope you can join us for an evening of celebration on June 16th! Stay tuned for more details.

Webinar on Innovative Local-Level Surplus Food Re-Distribution: Case of Tafel, Germany

Please join us April 18, 2022, from 12:00pm to 1:00pm for a discussion with Bastian Nadj of Tafel, in Stuttgart, Germany for a discussion about sustainable surplus food redistribution in his region and potential applications of lessons to Northern Virginia.  


FACS Book Discussion: The Hidden Life of Trees

Celebrate Earth Day with FACS by joining us for our discussion of the acclaimed book The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben on April 20th, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Zoom. This book describes how trees can communicate, support each other, learn from experience, and form alliances with other inhabitants of the forest. You also are welcome to watch the 2021 movie adaption of the book! This event is 20s-30s friendly -  all are welcome to attend, no matter how much of the book you read.

Inspiring Families and Youth with Environmental Actions

Join FACS, Sierra Club Great Falls Church, and 350 Fairfax on April 27th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. for "Inspiring Families and Youth with Environmental Actions." Register here. Featuring ClimateMama’s Executive Director Harriet Shugarman, who is a professor, author, writer, economist, and climate policy advisor, this event will highlight how to maintain our own hope and that of our children. It will also provide a list of practical actions families can take to tackle developing a zero waste lifestyle in the face of the climate crisis.

Get Involved with Climate Solutions.
Become a FACS Volunteer!

Do you want to get more involved with FACS and climate solutions? Volunteer with us! We will be tabling at several green community events in April and May, and we need help. And there are other ways you can get involved. Let us know you are interested at!


Read our Hub Updates Below!

Be sure to visit our online calendar to see when Hub monthly meetings happen, what FACS events are on the horizon, and what community events are being planned by other groups.


Fairfax County Hub Updates

The FACS Fairfax Team has been meeting with Supervisors on sustainability issues drawn from FACS' platform. The Fairfax Team invites you to show up in large numbers on April 13th at the Government Center, located at 12000 Government Center Pkwy in Fairfax. Come tell the Board of Supervisors that they need to support the local climate solutions we’ve brought to them. Read more in Fairfax's blog post.

Want to learn more about a Fairfax Advocacy Team in your district and get involved? Click on this link or send Kris an email at

The Fairfax hub meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm, with the next meeting on April 10th.   

City of Alexandria Hub Updates

The FACS Alexandria hub has helped make climate front and center in City budget discussions. Read our blog post on how you can help and local Earth Month events. Read more in Alexandria's blog post.

The FACS ALX hub will not have a monthly meeting in April. Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 10 at 7pm. Sign up for the Alexandria hub mailing list to get involved or just be in the loop.

Arlington County Hub Updates

In an email to Arlington County supporters, Eric Goplerud, founder and chair of Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, shared the good news that Julie Rosenberg has agreed to serve as interim leader of the FACS-Arlington hub. Read more in the blog post here. 

The Arlington hub has been advocating to the County Board for a greater level of climate action in the FY2023 budget. The major effort is to have the County create a Chief Climate Officer at the top level of government to oversee a whole of government approach viewed through a climate lens. The Arlington Hub has also begun planning a program on the carbon costs of our lifestyles and changes that individuals can make to minimize their carbon footprint. 

The Arlington Hub monthly meeting will be on the first Wednesday of the month, with the next meeting on April 6th at 7:30 p.m. 

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FACS' Monthly Sustainability Tip!

Track your trash! See what items are filling your trash can. Then, take steps to reduce your reliance on those items and/or find sustainable swaps for them. For example, if you're finding lots of plastic wrap in your trash, switch to reusable beeswax!


Inspired to give beyond time and talent? Donate today and support FACS' work.

Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions
PO Box 2012  | Reston, Virginia 20195
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