Alexandria News, March 2021

Trees, clouds, and water at the Mount Vernon Trail in Alexandria, Virginia

Here’s your source of March news for the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions’ (FACS) Alexandria Hub.

Action Priorities

Residents from over 12 congregations and others non-affiliated but interested in climate action gathered at our virtual January and February meetings. We identified priorities for action this spring and summer:

  • Building inclusive and equitable dialogue and action on climate change in Alexandria
  • Participating in the update to the City’s Energy and Climate Change Action Plan (kicking off in April)
  • Promoting sustainability in the Landmark Mall redevelopment and new Inova medical center
  • Ensuring climate change is a priority in the City budget process underway
  • Finding opportunities for nature-based climate solutions

Help Connect Us With Other City Congregations

We continue to reach out to additional Alexandria congregations and people of faith to broaden involvement. So please spread the word and let us know (email if you can help introduce the FACS Alexandria Hub to local congregations in your network.

Virtual Workshop on March 6: “Drawdown: Reversing Global Warming”

The Alexandria Library is hosting this event, which is being co-led by Rebecca Mordini, FACS member and co-chair of the Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church Climate Action Team, on Saturday, March 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn more and register for the event.

FACS Alexandria Hub Monthly Meetings

Monthly meetings typically take place on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. Our next meeting will occur Tuesday, March 23, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Email if you would like to receive the Zoom link or sign up now to join the team and receive notification of upcoming events and opportunities in Alexandria.