Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions


November Newsletter

andrea, November 6, 2017

“Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country and this world.” – Sharon Salzberg

Many of you are hard at work supporting the gubernatorial campaigns, and most of us will head to the polls next Tuesday. Whatever your political persuasion – and FACS welcomes them all – in voting we are demonstrating our solidarity as citizens, and as God’s creation, on this earth. Keep reading to learn additional ways to engage this month as stewards of the earth.

Get out and vote for Virginia’s next Governor!

FACS brought both Democratic Candidate Ralph Northam’s and Republican Candidate Ed Gillespie’s views to you on Virginia’s energy future in separate dialogues. Read our blog for highlights. The general election is next Tuesday, November 7. Let’s shape tomorrow by voting today.




Launch of Fairfax to Zero Campaign

The Fairfax to Zero Campaign officially launched on November 1st! Fairfax to Zero is an ambitious effort to promote local policies that will reduce greenhouse gases by 2% every year, reaching carbon neutrality by 2050. Join us to make Fairfax a leader in local solutions to climate change.




Mid-Atlantic PACE Alliance Free Seminar

Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, financing programs are making it more cost effective and viable for commercial, industrial and not-for profit property owners to invest in energy cost saving measures and improvements or reliability. Register here to attend the free seminar and learn more about this program.

Time: Monday, November 13, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG) Building 777 N Capitol St NE # 300, Washington, DC

Your Home, Your Yard: Steps to Lower Your Carbon Footprint

Climate change affects all of us, and there are steps each of us can take to lower our carbon footprint. Join experts in the areas of health, gardening and soils, solar energy and energy efficiency to learn what you can do to lessen your impact on climate change at home.

Dr. Yousef Zarbalian, Chesapeake PSR
Sara Via, Phd, Chesapeake PSR
Charles Juris, Energy House
Ben Glenzer, Solar Solutions for All

RSVP to or click here for more information.

Time: Thursday, November 16 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Location: Blueberry Hill Common House, 9701 Farmside Place, Vienna, VA

Hosted by 350 Fairfax, 350 Loudon, and Chesapeake Physicians for Social Responsibility

FACS Community Council Strategic Planning Session: SAVE THE DATE
Please mark your calendars for FACS’ annual strategic planning meeting on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. We will use this time to review the landscape of climate justice at both the local and state levels, gather your input and set goals for 2018!



In peace,
Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions