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Call for Nominations for Sustainability Awards!

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. We’ll let you know about the date for the awards event soon!

Effective Advocacy Training March 24th

Join FACS and Citizens' Climate Lobby on March 24th, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. on Zoom for our Effective Advocacy Training: Meeting with Elected Officials. Through this training, you will learn how to hold an effective meeting with elected officials.

Zero Waste Webinar on March 2nd 

Zero waste should not be an empty dream for NOVA. Join this zero waste webinar on March 2, from 7:30-8:30pm, with Act for Climate Today (ACT!) and FACS. Learn what Virginia governments, industry leaders, and citizens can do to cut trash. Join the Zoom from 7:30-8:30 pm using the link here


"The (Almost) Zero Waste Guide" FACS' Book Discussion

Zero Waste has been a central topic for FACS this year. Continue your (almost) zero waste journey by discussing the book "The (Almost) Zero Waste Guide" by Melanie Mannarino on March 16th, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Zoom. This book contains 100+ (almost) zero waste tips. We look forward to hearing your favorite ones! This event is 20s-30s friendly -  all are welcome to attend, no matter how much of the book you read.

Sustainable Social: 20s & 30s Meet Up

Join FACS for our first Sustainable Social! Taking place from 10:00 a.m. to approx. 1:00 p.m. in Old Town Alexandria on Saturday March 26th, it will be led by FACS members in their 20s & 30s. We will meet at the Old Town Alexandria's Farmers' Market by the fountain at 10:00 a.m. Together, we will walk to the nearby zero-waste store Mason & Greens. After shopping, we will have a bring your own (BYO) picnic by the waterfront. Please email to RSVP and for more details.

Let’s work together on the climate crisis

Read our executive director’s call for us all to work together to protect Virginians from the climate crisis and to stay in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, published last week in The Washington Post. Writing a letter to the editor is a great way to make your voice heard on 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

On Tuesday February 22, the Board of Supervisors passed a new rule allowing Fairfax County to lease buses, jumpstarting the transition to electric powered transportation. Thank your Supervisor today and encourage them to move the county to electric buses now. 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 March 10th.   

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 Alexandria's blog post.

The Alexandria Hub will meet on Tuesday, March 8, 7:00-8:30pm via Zoom. Our hub monthly meetings occur on the second Tuesday of the month. All Alexandrians and local faith community members are welcome! 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 March 2nd at 7:30 p.m. 

State-Wide Updates

FACS is nonpartisan, but Gov. Youngkin’s nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be the Sec. of Natural Resources was too dangerous to climate progress in the Commonwealth to ignore. Our call to supporters to email their senator was met with a large response, and Wheeler’s nomination later was stopped in the Senate. Read more about RGGI and our advocacy action in the latest legislative blog post.

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