The Net Zero Commitment is to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 with half of that reduction occurring before 2030.
Faith traditions teach the importance of stewardship of both natural and financial resources. The #ZerosAreHeroes campaign is a call for faith communities to take advantage of the many earth stewardship and cost-saving opportunities possible through energy efficiency. Money saved through emissions reductions can be redirected to the basic faith-inspired mission of your organization.
There is also a moral and spiritual value to reducing energy-related pollution that threatens human life and health, both directly and indirectly through damage to life-supporting environments. Together we can leverage the moral force of our communities already concerned about climate change and intensify our actions to cut emissions!
Fairfax County’s commitment to a Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) put us on a path to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across all sectors. But success in cutting GHGs can only take place when citizens, businesses, schools, hospitals, and faith campuses are all working in harmony. The #ZerosAreHeroes Campaign was created to help the faith campuses of NOVA take their place as models of energy and financial stewardship for the homes and businesses of community members.
We launched this new track in Tree of Life to provide additional support and recognition for faith communities committed to going net-zero. The Net Zero Handbook is your toolkit to achieve this commitment; while the Tree of Life program includes a variety of potential eco-actions that could serve towards your goal, the Net Zero track is a flexible progression of specific actions designed to maximize energy savings and emissions reduction. Learn more about tracks under Tree of Life Program Details.