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Resilient Fairfax Virtual Public Meeting Tonight

You’re invited to join a virtual public meeting with the Resilient Fairfax team on Tuesday, February 1, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. via Zoom. Resilient Fairfax is a county initiative to address anticipated climate impacts in our community and is focused on protecting county residents, businesses, and critical infrastructure.

Learn about potential climate adaptation and resilience strategies and offer input to the Resilient Fairfax team.

Learn more here about the February 1 virtual public meeting.

Zero Waste Campaign

Have you signed FACS' Zero Waste Pledge yet? Motivate your faith community to reduce their waste by composting! There is so much we can do as individuals and faith communities to reduce waste production, and we need your help to advocate for waste reduction.

FACS Discussion of TED Talk on "Why I Live a Zero Waste Life" by Lauren Singer

Join FACS for our Discussion of Lauren Singer’s Ted Talk “Why I Live a Zero Waste Life” on Thursday, February 17th from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m on Zoom. Please watch the 15-minute Ted Talk video beforehand and come discuss how we can live a more sustainable, zero-waste lifestyle. This is a 20s & 30s friendly event, though all are welcome to attend!

Today is 2022 Conservation Lobby Day

Registration has closed for today's Lobby Day. If you have already registered, make sure to log onto today's sessions and make your voice heard! You will meet with your legislators virtually, along with fellow constituents and professional staff, to encourage your representatives to support strong conservation policy. 

Co-Hosted by Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, Sierra Club Virginia Chapter, Virginia Conservation Network and Virginia League of Conservation Voters.

Advocacy Day Recap

We hope you were as moved as we were by FACS' 2022 Advocacy Day, which featured FACS' book discussion of Bill McKibben's Falter, as well as FACS' Advocacy Day Workshop. Between Bill McKibben's opening remarks, Steve Walz's report on Virginia's regional goals, Pastor Dulany Washington's testimony, and FACS' various city/county updates, we were reminded that we have made many strides in local advocacy – and have so far to go. 

FACS Semi-Finalist for ecoAmerica Award!

FACS is happy to announce that we are one of the thirty semi-finalists for the American Climate Leadership Awards by ecoAmerica, recognizing the great advocacy work and teams we have collectively built over the last few years to engage and mobilize voices of faith. The purpose of the American Climate Leadership Awards, hosted by ecoAmerica, is to recognize, reward, and share best practices on climate change advocacy and action nationwide. The Awards provide money, support, and recognition for real climate leadership.

Apply for the DOE's Clean Energy Corps

The U.S. Dept. of Energy announced their new, ambitious hiring campaign: the Clean Energy Corps. We wanted to make sure you heard the news. 

The Clean Energy Corps is dedicated to fighting climate change through public service and supporting American competitiveness on a global scale. The U.S. Department of Energy is hiring a team of hundreds of industry veterans, experienced technical experts, and the next generation of climate leaders. Jobs are available across the country, and across experience levels. 

20s & 30s FACS Coalition

Do you want to connect with fellow 20s-30s folk about climate issues directly impacting us? Want to know about the first FACS Sustainability on Tap event, or do you know someone who might be interested? Email and to connect with the 20s & 30s FACS Coalition.


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

Kris Rosenthal is our new Fairfax hub leader. We’re delighted to announce that Kris Rosenthal has agreed to lead our Fairfax hub. She has been a key activist in building the climate action team over the last three years at Mount Vernon Unitarian Church in Alexandria and will also continue to lead the FACS Mount Vernon District Team. Welcome Kris! 

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

Learn more in the blog post below about Fairfax Hub updates, including Bob Jordan speaking at the Fairfax County Public Schools 2023 Operating Budget meeting in favor of a new Carbon Reduction Office.  

City of Alexandria Hub Updates

In January, the Alexandria Hub sent a letter to the Mayor, City Council and Manager on the need for specific climate and energy equity programs in the FY23 budget. Read more in the blog post below.

We will meet Tuesday, February 8, 7:00-8:00pm via Zoom. Our hub monthly meetings occur on the second Tuesday of the month. Sign up for the Alexandria hub mailing list to get involved or just be in the loop!

Arlington County Hub Updates

The Arlington Hub monthly meeting will be on the first Wednesday of the month, with the next meeting on February 2nd at 7:30 p.m. The meeting will include discussion of plans and issues for our attention this year. 

State-Wide Updates

It’s important to support the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) that Virginia joined in 2020 as it takes us closer to realizing healthy and sustainable communities. It’s unfortunate that Gov. Youngkin wants to get rid of it. Read more in the blog post "Affordable Housing Community and FACS Join to Support RGGI" below.

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