Entries by vmnfairfax

Engage with Fairfax County’s Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan

The Fairfax County Office of Environmental and Energy Coordination is currently working with county residents and stakeholders to develop the first-ever Community-wide Energy and Climate Action Plan, or CECAP. Here is some information about this initiative and why it matters. It’s a fact: 97 percent of climate scientists agree that human-driven climate change is taking […]

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries – developed and […]

Drawdown 101: An Introduction to the Science of Climate Change

A well-reasoned, thoughtful conversation on climate, with data, stories, and counsel. Dr. Jonathan Foley is the Executive Director of Project Drawdown and the California Academy of Sciences (which brings us iNaturalist). Yup, the video is an hour, and absolutely worth the investment of time. Learn the science behind bending the curve, viable drawdown scenarios, environmental […]

National Council for Science & the Environment and Project Drawdown 2021 Virtual Conference, Jan 5-9

Science & Solutions for a Planet under Pressure Co-hosted by the National Council for Science & the Environment (NCSE) and Project Drawdown January 5-9, 2021 The NCSE Drawdown 2021 Conference is bringing together leaders, research partners, scientists, decision-makers and friends from across the globe to share their science and solutions to the world’s most pressing global […]

The Environmental Defense Fund’s Yesh Pavlik Slenk Hosts “Degrees,” a Podcast About Sustainability

Six inspiring episodes so far: Why employees are key for a hopeful future, with Bill Wiehl Chemical soup: The quest to create a toxic-free marketplace, with Boma Brown-West Global recycling, career reinvention… and the double life of Vienna Teng, with Cynthia Shih Tackling trash with data… and turning disappointment into delight, with Chris Kirschner Climate […]

Wine to Water Filter Build: Create A Meaningful Experience for Your Family and Community

Conservation, community service, hands-on environmental engineering, and social justice intersect in the work of Wine to Water, a North Carolina-based 501 (c) (3) nonprofit whose mission is to support life and dignity through the power of clean water. The organization enables many ways to participate, one of which is Filter Build, a guided experience to […]