A one page handout with all of our programs. A great resource to pass out at meetings or to see an overview of FACS’ work!
A brochure to learn about the basics and work of FACS in Fairfax County.
This handbook was created as a resource for FACS members. Here you’ll find a large range of resources to facilitate thoughtful discussion and action in your congregation and Green Team. Explore the links to find websites, articles, videos, and reports with more information.
Visit our YouTube channel for FACS videos, including the 2020 Virginia Climate Crisis Forum.
Resources for Places of Worship
Starting a Green Team? Learn from these resources about structure, membership, event planning, spiritual resources and more.
From Bags to Benches- This guide helps you get the most out of the TREX recycling program. Your congregation collects plastic bags and sends them to TREX to be made into their composite decking. If you meet your goal- TREX will send you a park bench made of their recycled material!
Bring climate and faith together at your place of worship. Here you’ll find resources for a wide variety of faiths.
Congregations can apply for grants with projects focused on watershed and energy conservation.
Learn about bringing an energy audit to your place of worship. FACS has partnered to bring low cost energy audits to places of worship in Fairfax County & Northern Virginia.
Play the Carbon Footprint Game at your place of worship. This is an easy way to get children and adults to discuss and take action on climate change! You can watch the informational video about how to implement it at your congregation. You can print these stickers.
Learn how congregations can be plastic free during their faith summer camps. This is in conjunction with our ongoing #PlasticFreeFairfax Campaign.
Learn about our Energy Justice Presentation offered year round.
Get children and youth involved in environmental initiatives with these ideas and activities.
Learn the steps to hold a zero-waste event at your place of worship.
Join FACS & Ipsun Solar for an overview of how make solar projects a reality at your congregation. This hour long webinar will teach participants the steps to coordinate a project. This is a great webinar for any interested congregations!
An hour long webinar on purchasing green energy and solar panels for your home and matching grant opportunities with Fairfax County! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like copies of the PowerPoint presentations.
Watch a presentation from Rev. Stephanie Allen, about how to implement environmental initiatives into your congregation.
Learn how your congregation can finance solar or other large energy upgrade projects at your place of worship. C-PACE can financing building improvement and clean energy upgrades using Commercial Property Assessed Clean energy (C-PACE) which helps faith-based organizations overcome upfront cost barriers and easily access capital that is paid for over time through savings on utility bills.
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