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Fifth Annual Sustainability Champions Awards

Celebrate five champions who have made significant contributions towards FACS' mission of creating moral and equitable solutions to climate change in Northern Virginia. You're invited to arrive early for a tour of Rock Spring United Church of Christ's impressive sustainability achievements and see environmental justice in action (tours begin at 6:30 p.m.). Masks are required indoors. The ceremony will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Carpenter Hall.

Innovative Food Re-Distribution: Tafel, Germany

Please join us June 9th, 2022 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm for a discussion with Bastian Nadj of Tafel, in Stuttgart, Germany about sustainable surplus food redistribution in his region and potential applications of lessons to Northern Virginia.  (Note: this event was originally scheduled in April.)

FACS Book Discussion: World of Wonders

Join us via zoom on June 23rd at 6pm to discuss World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments. This book promises to bring you joy and sustenance. We look forward to seeing you and sharing our thoughts with each other! 

This event is 20s-30s friendly -  all are welcome to attend, no matter how much of the book you read.

Join the FACS Board of Directors!

Nominations for the FACS Board of Directors for 2022 - 2023 are now open! Do you know someone who could make a difference for our impactful nonprofit? Maybe you!

Here is the nomination form. Please help us recruit a diverse Board of Directors to support our critical work together on local climate solutions.


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

Lee District now has a new team leader: Ray Martin! Ray has volunteered with FACS for several years, and stepped into re-starting the Lee District group when he moved there. His team met with Supervisor Rodney Lusk for the first time in May, and was delighted to hear that Lusk supports a new position of county Chief Sustainability Officer. He also understands the urgency of carbon reduction.

There are many community events coming in June, including Juneteenth Celebrations: come visit our table, or better yet, volunteer to meet your neighbors! 

The Fairfax Hub meets on the second Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 PM. Contact Kris Rosenthal for more information at Kristin.Rosenthal@gmail.com.

City of Alexandria Hub Updates

Climate win in the adopted City budget! The City of Alexandria created a new $1.85 million climate fund for new energy and resilience programs starting in July. The City Manager is also looking at designating a climate point person within City Hall. Many thanks to FACS ALX supporters, other local climate advocates, and City Council members and the Mayor for organizing to make climate a priority.  

The Alexandria hub will not have a regular monthly meeting in June so members can attend the FACS sustainability awards on Thursday, June 16. But we are going to schedule an in-person social get-together and meeting sometime in June or July. Stay tuned and sign up for updates if you're not already on our list. 

Arlington County Hub Updates

Arlington Hub advocates and partners succeeded in convincing the Arlington County Board to fund 2 new positions to promote a Whole of Government Approach to energy and climate decisions. Next up for the group will be weighing in on the important 10-year Capital Improvement Plan to ensure the county sets carbon goals that are supported by meaningful policies and programs.

The Arlington Hub meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:00-8:30 PM. Email Julie Rosenberg for more info at rosenberg.julies@gmail.com.

Northern Valley Hub Updates

The Northern Valley Climate Solutions hub had its first meeting on May 1, 2022 and had a productive brainstorming session. Next steps include enhancing our recycling efforts, taking steps toward increasing energy efficiency of our faith communities, and exploring the possibility of solar panel installations.

If you're interested in joining this hub, please send an email to  info@faithforclimate.org, and we'll get you connected!

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FACS' Monthly Sustainability Tip!

According to the  Arbor Day Foundation , in one year a mature tree will absorb more than 48 pounds of carbon dioxide -- a wonderful climate solution. The Virginia Department of Forestry recommends planting deciduous trees in the fall, so they can re-establish their root system after the heat of summer. Now is the time to plan for your fall planting!

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


Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions
PO Box 2012  | Reston, Virginia 20195
703-239-3748 | info@faithforclimate.org

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