What if we took out more greenhouse gases than we put into the atmosphere? This hypothetical scenario, known as drawdown, is our only hope of averting climate disaster, says strategist Chad Frischmann of Project Drawdown. In a compelling TED Talk about climate change, he shares solutions that exist today: conventional tactics like the use of […]
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According to End+Stems’ Alison Mountford, it’s hard to measure household food waste at the scale of the individual home. She reports that 40% of all food produced is wasted and that 67% of the we waste at home is edible. In other words, the average family of 4 is throwing out upwards of $2100 worth […]
Kristina Watts There’s nothing on this earth more essential to life than water. Seventy-one % of the globe is covered in water, so it seems like we have an endless supply. However, about 97% of our water is in the salty oceans, and about 2% is currently stored in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves […]
Are you ready for a chance to visit some of the most gorgeous wild places in Northern Virginia–places you’d never find on your own? Would you like an opportunity to apply your naturalist skills to ground-breaking scientific research (and get credit for service hours)? Does cost-free training in survey and preparation protocols for specific guilds […]
Marilyn Kupetz During a two-day workshop at Rare’s Center for Behavior & Environment this past October, one of the participants, a professor of restorative ecology, described an initiative that he’s launching at Longwood University: getting students, faculty, and staff to reduce the number of single-use plastics that they deposit into the waste stream in Farmville, […]
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 6:00-7:30pm Northern Virginia Community College, Woodbridge VA More details and registration info to follow. See plantnovanatives.org for more information.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 12:15pm Mason Neck State Park, Lorton VA Have you ever seen Tundra Swans, those amazing birds that migrate thousands of miles from the Arctic to spend the winter in our region? Their haunting calls are nearly impossible to forget! You’ve got a great opportunity to see the Tundra Swans at 12:15 pm […]
The Clifton Institute, 6712 Blantyre Rd., Marshall, VA, 20115 Thursday, January 30, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM For their second book club, Clifton Institute is switching from birds to plants and reading Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer. You’ll gather around the fire with warm drinks in hand and discuss the book with fellow nature […]
The Clifton Institute, 6712 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA, 20187 Thursday, Jan 16, 2020 7:00pm – 8:00pm When we hear about scientific discoveries, conservation breakthroughs, or just what’s been seen in the area recently, the stories are usually about species. “New species discovered!” “Endangered species need our help!” “I saw 20 species last weekend!” We hear […]
Photo by Ana Ka’ahanui Virginia Working Landscapes is aware of the concern surrounding recent research highlighting the troubling decline of North America’s birds. Among those, grassland birds have been hit hardest. Working alongside a dedicated network of landowners, citizen scientists and partners, VWL has been at the forefront of identifying ways that private lands […]