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Together, we can create a healthy climate today.

The world is starting to understand that we must act now to address climate change.

The current Administration:

  • Has pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
  • Is dismantling the Clean Power Plan.
  • Is doubling down on building new fossil fuel infrastructure.

Even though Virginia’s coastline and cities are more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than anywhere else in the country besides New Orleans, it still lags far behind many other states in implementing progressive climate policies.

We have a short but real window of time to act. We have the knowledge, skills, and much of the technology we need to keep the Earth’s temperature from rising to catastrophic levels.


We're mothers working together to help mothers develop child-centered solutions around switching to clean energy and creating a livable climate. 

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Join a Local Team!

Our movement is led by our local teams of dedicated volunteers, who determine their community's needs and choose their own goals. We empower them with training, coaching, and ideas to move their communities and states from dirty to clean energy.

Team members come together to learn, strategize, meet with elected and business leaders, testify at hearings, and plan and show up at rallies and other events. At the same time, they add to their team – and their power – by hosting house parties and engaging new people.

Our teams welcome volunteers at all levels - from those who feel called to help build a local team to those who only have time to sign a petition or attend an event. Knowing that it will take everyone to create a sustainable future for all children, we all do what we can.

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  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM
    Meyera Orberndorf Library

    Virginia Beach Team Meeting

    Mothers have a unique voice and together we have the power to influence decision-makers to make a swift and just transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy. Mothers Out Front has engaged thousands of mothers and grandmothers who are committed to fighting for a healthy environment for our children today and a livable climate for future generations.

    We’ve succeeded by building a strong community that includes relationships with allies and city and state officials; together we are creating real and measurable change.

    As we launch in Virginia Beach, we are focused on developing volunteer leaders and growing our community. We are organizing mothers to make Hampton Roads a better place for our children. At this inaugural team meeting for Virginia Beach moms, we will support you as you organize and build power in your communities and well into the future. Mothers have a unique voice and power to create the change needed to win this fight.

    No matter how much or how little time you have to give. Every single action puts us closer to a safe, sustainable future for all our kids.

    We look forward to working with you! Please reach out to me with any questions or ideas!

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    Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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    Norfolk Team Strategy Meeting on Equitable Energy Efficiency

    We are reaching out as part of an effort to cut Norfolk’s carbon emission.  There is potential to use funding from Dominion Energy that will be spent on energy efficiency and weatherization improvements for homes, particularly in low-income areas.   

    The mayor of Norfolk has joined the Global Covenant of Mayors from Climate and Energy, and as part of that has formed a Mayor’s Commission on Climate Change Mitigation.  The Commission is working on an action plan to cut carbon emission from the City of Norfolk.  As part of that, we are hoping there will be funding available to help Norfolk residents in low-income areas to:

    • Weather-strip and seal their homes to cut their utility bills

    • Upgrade lighting and appliances to more energy-efficient ones

    • Possibly even install rooftop solar with no cash outlay from the resident  

    This is a win-win for residents — lower utility bills and less carbon emission!

    We are coming together to form a strategy to get the word out and help Norfolk residents reduce carbon emissions AND lower their energy bills through increasing home energy efficiency. 

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    Mother's Forum: Sustainable Energy Policies (Virginia Beach)

    Mothers Out Front Hampton Roads is in the news! They are hosting a public house party on June 30th at 10am to invite Virginia Beach mothers to talk about climate change, local impacts and forming a team to take action. The article linked below was published June 25th in the local online news Southside Daily!

    You can RSVP to the event by clicking here!

     

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