Fairfax County Climate Updates, November 2020
FACS Coverage of Fairfax County Climate Updates Joint Environmental Task Force The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors recently moved to accept the Joint Environmental Task Force’s report. Task Force recommendations (overview below) will be integrated into an action plan for the Board: The County Board, Park Authority, Regional Housing Authority, and School Board… Read more »
Watch the 2020 Virginia Climate Crisis Forum and take action!
Watch the recording of the Fifth Annual VIRGINIA CLIMATE CRISIS FORUM held on September 22, 2020 Ready to learn more and take action with FACS? We are excited to announce the release of our 2021 Fairfax to Zero Advocacy Priorities e-book. This 32-page booklet lays out our 11 top advocacy priorities for the county,… Read more »
Fifth Annual Virginia Climate Crisis Forum: Reducing the Energy Burden in Post-Pandemic Virginia
The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed dramatic health inequities that highlight the underlying conditions that threaten the health and well-being of communities of color and low-income communities. The energy inefficiency of housing in Virginia is one of these conditions that must be addressed. Communities of color and low-income homeowners and renters pay more for utilities per… Read more »
Holy Comforter Receives Town of Vienna Sustainability Award
On August 19th, 2020 the Church of the Holy Comforter became the first House of worship to be certified as meeting the Town of Vienna’s Sustainability Challenge (see attached photo of presentation). To be certified an organization must earn at least 60 points across five categories: reducing building energy consumption, lowering water use, reducing product… Read more »