By working together in faith, the people and places of worship in our network are able to dig deeper, go further, and achieve change more effectively.
FACS works with 70+ places of worship in the Northern Virginia area. Our network includes members from Protestant, Muslim, Jewish, Catholic, Unitarian Universalist, Hindu, and Peace Traditions. All are welcome; read our inclusivity statement.
The Tree of Life eco-actions program provides supportive resources and recognition to help your community achieve its goals. Tree of Life is designed for communities of all faiths existing at all levels of exploration and action in addressing the climate crisis.
For more information about how your place of worship can become part of our network email us.
Watch our website, newsletter, blog, and social media accounts for faith community spotlights, where we highlight the faith communities in our network and the good work they are doing to combat the climate crisis.
Programs: The Tree of Life Program is our signature program for faith communities. This guides and supports individual places of worship in their sustainability and green programming.
Community Council: We ask that each place of worship have one to three appointed people who are part of our community council. These are liaisons between FACS and the place of worship.
Green Teams: FACS works with faith communities to organize internal Green Teams (or equivalent). We provide resources to help build internal support and implement sustainability initiatives, programs, and education into their congregation.
Events: FACS holds four events each year for members to meet and discuss what they’ve done. Additionally, FACS hosts and co-sponsors many events across Northern Virginia.
Advocacy: FACS advocates to different NOVA entities by conducting county-wide Advocacy Campaigns and organizing community-level Advocacy Teams for grassroots lobbying. Becoming part of our network means that we provide you with resources to support specific causes important to your community.
Youth: Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions is an organization for youth and adults. We provide resources and events that are accessible to youth. Additionally, we can work with your place of worship to develop youth-specific programs.
Many thanks to the faith communities who have supported us through generous gifts:
Accotink Unitarian Universalist Church
Church of the Holy Comforter
Herndon Friends Meeting
John Calvin Presbyterian
Langley Hill Friends
Messiah United Methodist Church
Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation
Providence Presbyterian Church
Peace Lutheran Church
Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ
St. John Neumann Catholic Community
Temple Rodef Shalom
Unity of Fairfax
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Reston
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Shenandoah Valley