CAG plastic bag-recycling campaign

Want to help prevent plastic bags and other plastic materials from ending up in our oceans, landfills and in the stomachs of our wildlife? The UUCF Climate Action Group (CAG) is launching a campaign to send these items to Trex, a composite decking company. Please start saving plastic grocery bags, LDPE/HDPE films, newspaper bags, bread bags, product wrap, cereal liners, food storage bags, ice bags, pellet bags, produce bags, dry cleaning bags, grocery bags, case overwrap, packaging air pillows and salt bags. While it is still best to refuse and reduce use of these plastics, we now have a constructive way to dispose of them since many local waste recycling […]

Climate action training

Sat., Mar. 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Springfield United Methodist Church. (RESCHEDULED FROM FEB. 21.). Register here. Are you interested in renewable energy in Northern Virginia? Are you concerned about the effects of climate change on our future? Do you want to do something about it? The purpose of this event is threefold: 1. To identify and connect Northern Virginians interested in climate change 2. To give an overview of the basic science of climate change and what is happening in Northern Virginia to address it 3. To help community members be more effective activists in their communities Training topics include: –Climate change 101: The Basics –EPA’s Clean Power Plan –Engaging […]

Climate group movie night

Fri., Feb. 13, 7:30 p.m., Unity of Fairfax. Free admission. Join the Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions’ screening of “Thomas Berry: The Great Story.” As a pioneer in the field of spiritual ecology, Thomas Berry created a quiet revolution. Discussion will follow the film.