Season of Creation

By: Kim Young, Creation Care Ministry, Nativity Catholic Church, Burke, VA It’s a beautiful day in northern Virginia. I’ve just come in from the yard and in a few hours, I’ll be getting ready to travel to gaze into the eyes of a newborn grandson. New life and new beginnings. What am I doing to…

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Season of Creation Events

Many Parishes are celebrating a special liturgy for the World Day of Prayer for Creation on September 1. Here are additional activities planned during the Season of Creation which is celebrated September 1 through October 4. St. Mark, Oakton VA Sept 15, 2-3pm: Nature Walk at Walker Nature Center, Reston Sept 22 1 pm Speaker:…

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Daniels Run Peace Church

Daniels Run Peace Church is a Mennonite congregation located in the heart of Fairfax. With enthusiastic and devout members, they act on their beliefs of creation care.  Last fall, the church completed an installation of 30 solar panels with Secure Futures Solar. The system’s peak output of 10.5 kW generates around 13,650 kWh annually. And…

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Virginia Climate Crisis Forum – September 17th

    The 2019 Virginia Climate Crisis Forum, hosted by Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, will focus on climate justice in Virginia. The forum will be moderated by William Barber, III, and Karenna Gore. Date: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location: First Baptist Church of Vienna, 450 Orchard Street, NW, Vienna…

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Board of Directors Application

The FACS Board of Directors is seeking new members to join the board this September. The Board is recruiting new board members who are enthusiastic about local climate action, strategic planning, advocacy and organizing community events. We also welcome folks who aren’t able to make a full time commitment but would like to volunteer their…

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Climate in the Pulpits – November 15 – 17th

This fall, through a partnership between Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA), Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, and Virginia Interfaith Power & Light, pastors, rabbis, imams, and other clergy in congregations across the region will be raising up Creation care and climate change as part of their sermons at weekly services and…

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Day of Action: Creek Clean Up – October 5th

Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions is partnering with Friends of Accotink Creek for a Day of Action for people of Faith. Join other volunteers making Accotink Creek a cleaner and healthier place for fish, frogs, and people. Enlist your place of worship to contribute to the effort and spread awareness of our shared responsibilities to…

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Plastic Free Forum – September 28th

  How many ways can you reduce your plastic use? Join us for a panel discussion of single-use plastics. Our panelists will tackle the issue of plastic pollution from different perspectives: consumer, activist, business, and legislative. We’ll also have representatives from numerous climate, environmental, and waste-related organizations on hand to answer your questions. Confirmed panelists…

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Screening of Minimalism for Young Adults

Join us for fellowship, snacks and a screening of Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things! This event is for all young adults (18 – 35ish) who are interested in creating community, make meaning, and doing justice across northern Virginia. Date: Sunday, September 22nd Time: 4:00 – 6:00 PM Location: Chapel at the Unitarian Universalist…

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March with FACS at the DC Climate Strike – September 20th

Join FACS, Mothers Out Front, 350 Fairfax, Green Muslims and other NoVA environmental action groups at the DC Climate Strike! The DC Climate Strike will show leaders that now is the time for immediate climate action. The march will start at the John Marshall Park and end at the Capitol Building (our group will meet…

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August Newsletter

Although it’s still hot out, fall is just around the corner. Gear up for the 2019-20 program year by getting up-to-speed on FACS’ advocacy and programs! Electric School Buses in Fairfax County  Together, we are joining voices of students, nonprofits and community members to ask Fairfax County to transition its diesel school buses to electric…

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Ripple Effects

Ripple Effects By Maheyaar Barron When considering the wide range of problems we face as a global community, I sometimes get overwhelmed. From systemic racial injustice to climate change it is hard to know where to put my energy, and while I recognize it is all connected I am not always sure what the best…

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