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Celebrate Sustainability Champions!

The 2022 Sustainability Awards will take place on Thursday, June 16th at 6:30pm at Rock Spring United Church of Christ in Arlington, VA.

The evening will begin at 6:30pm with a tour of Rock Spring's wonderful sustainability accomplishments. Then we will gather at 7pm in Carpenter Hall to celebrate this year's Sustainability Awards. We hope you can join us for an evening of celebration!

Come work with us

We are seeking a community organizer who shares our passion for the earth and all living things.

Learn more about the position and how to apply here. Please share this opportunity with your networks!

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.

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.)


Book Discussion: The Sixth Extinction

Join us for a discussion of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert on May 25th, 12 - 1 p.m. on Zoom. Scientists are monitoring the sixth mass extinction of life that we are currently experiencing. How can we take better care of this beautiful planet we call home?

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

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 need all kinds of help, from data entry to tabling at community events. Let us know you are interested at info@faithforclimate.org!


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

It’s been a busy month! We met with Supervisor Penny Gross, County Executive Bryan Hill, and testified at the Board of Supervisors county-wide budget hearings. Topics included the need for a Chief Sustainability Officer with cross-department authority to lead the county toward CECAP goals, urgent Federal grants opportunities to help electrify the county’s fleet and transit systems, the need to include solar on the county’s affordable housing, and the importance of our trees. We also had 55 people join our cause, most from a tabling event at Mom’s Organic Market: thank you, Mom’s! We showed patience, persistence and, when needed, pushiness. 

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 Kristin.rosenthal@gmail.com

The Fairfax hub meets on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30pm, with the next meeting on May 12th.   

City of Alexandria Hub Updates

Thanks to the advocacy of our hub and other local groups, the City has proposed a new $2M fund for initiatives to address climate change. Also, during April, we continued discussions with City staff on potential programs to address the energy burdens facing many low- and moderate-income households. Attend our Tuesday, May 10, 7:00pm monthly hub meeting to find out more and hear about activities for this summer. 

Our next meeting will be Thursday, May 10 at 7pm. Sign up for hub news and meeting info here

Arlington County Hub Updates

The Arlington Hub weighed in on the Arlington Budget Process, advocating for a Whole of Government approach. And there was progress! On April 20, a budget was adopted that includes new investments of more than $4.65 million to execute climate resilient programs to combat climate change. Looking forward, the Hub is getting organized to press the Board on ways it can advance the county's carbon neutral goals in the upcoming Capital Improvement Plan. 

The Arlington Hub monthly meeting will be on the first Wednesday of the month, with the next meeting on May 4th at 7:30 p.m. 

Northern Valley Hub Updates

Welcome to our newest hub in the Northern Shenandoah Valley!

We celebrated Earth Day and the Northern Valley Hub launch on April 24th with a wonderful event at Bethel Lutheran Church, including a presentation by FACS, a vegetarian picnic, and the planting of a native tree. Read more and enjoy the photos in our blog post!

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

Join a Local Advocacy Hub!

Stay connected with local news, meeting reminders, advocacy opportunities and action alerts, community wins, and more!

FACS' Monthly Sustainability Tip!

Save energy with ENERGY STAR®    Products that earn the  ENERGY STAR  label are independently certified to save energy and help protect the climate. Using less energy saves you money on household energy bills, while reducing your overall carbon footprint. By being more efficient and making choices to use less energy, you're helping support a complete transition to clean, renewable energy.

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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