“Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” documentary

Final segment in a three-part series of film screenings that elaborate on some of the solutions presented in the Drawdown workshop. Fri., May 31, snacks at 6:30 p.m., followed by film screening and discussion beginning at 7 p.m., Chapel. Email Loretta Rowe to RSVP. The UUCF Climate Action Group will screen “Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” an independent documentary that chronicles Angela Sun’s personal journey of discovery to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Along the way she encounters scientists, celebrities, legislators and activists who shed light on what our society’s […]

“Let Us Be Heroes” documentary

Second in a three-part series of film screenings that elaborate on some of the solutions presented in the Drawdown workshop held recently at UUCF. Sat., Apr. 13, in the Chapel. Plant-based potluck at 6 p.m. (sign up to bring a dish); film screening at 7 p.m., followed by discussion. RSVP here. This documentary explores the impact of our food and lifestyle choices on our health, our home planet and our values by sharing inspiring stories from athletes, food and fashion entrepreneurs, a public speaker and an ocean warrior fighting to protect people, planet and animals. Watch the trailer here.

“Paris to Pittsburgh” documentary

First in a three-part series of film screenings that elaborate on some of the solutions presented in the Drawdown workshop. Fri., Mar. 22, snacks at 6:30 p.m., followed by film screening and discussion beginning at 7 p.m., Chapel. Email Loretta Rowe to RSVP. The UUCF Climate Action Group will screen “Paris to Pittsburgh,” a National Geographic documentary that brings to life the impassioned efforts of individuals who are battling the most severe threats of climate change in their own backyards. Set against the national debate over the United States’ energy future – and the Trump administration’s explosive decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement – the film captures what’s at […]

CAG plastic bag-recycling campaign

Mar. 12 update: The UUCF Climate Action Group has collected 323.66 pounds of plastic bags and other materials, about 64.7% of its goal. Feb. 24 update: The UUCF Climate Action Group has collected 243.45 pounds of plastic bags and other materials, about 48.7% of its goal. Jan. 29 update: So far the UUCF Climate Action Group has collected 108.79 pounds or 21.8% of its goal. The campaign will continue for several months. Congregants are asked to check the website announcement or fliers around campus for help in determining which items are being accepted. Want to help prevent plastic bags and other plastic materials from ending up in our oceans, landfills […]

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.