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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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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    Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 05:00 PM
    Plum Point Park in Norfolk, VA

    World Water Day Vigil

    World Water Day will be celebrated throughout the world. People will gather to celebrate and honor water and advocate for it. Here in Hampton Roads, mothers and others will come together to honor our waters in a world water day event at Plum Point Park in Norfolk from 5 to 7 PM.

    The event will include speakers, music, poetry and other expressive activity. The vigil will conclude with a short procession from the park to the corner of Southampton Ave and Riverview Ave, the point where the Elizabeth River Trail begins, and then back to the park for completion.

    Two proposed massive, high-pressure fracked gas pipelines, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP,) are threatening to go through our waterways in two of our national forests, rivers and streams in rural communities throughout the commonwealth, many miles of fragile wetlands that are home to native and endangered species, and two points in Suffolk under Norfolk's drinking water reservoirs, Western Branch and Lake Prince. A smaller distribution line, the Southside Connector, threatens to connect to the ACP and go though predominantly minority neighborhoods in both Norfolk and Chesapeake, demonstrating blatant environmental racism. In addition to these dangerous pipelines, the ugly specter of offshore drilling is threatening our coast once again. In light of these threats, we the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia are coming together to speak out against the devastation and protect our waters now.

    This is a family-friendly event. The weather may be cold so please dress warmly. Bring your hand-warmers and any you may have to share. There are a few parking spaces in front of the park, and a paid parking garage in the office building next to it. You can also take the Light Rail to the last stop at EVMS on Brambleton and walk to the park; you can park for free at the Tide parking lot at Harbor Point and take the rail from there. Please take transit, bike or carpool if at all possible.

    Please join us to celebrate the blessing of the clean waters we have and affirm our intention to protect the priceless waters of our commonwealth. We will network and continue to divine our next steps in this resistance. We will reiterate the truth that we do not have to know how we will succeed in protecting our waters; we just have to know, with certainty, that we will protect them. Water is life.

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    Norfolk Team Testifies to the Dept. of Environmental Quality

    Several members of Mothers Out Front spoke out last week at the Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality Public Hearing to support Executive Directive 11 - to reduce and cap carbon emissions - and in support of bringing Virginia into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI).

    We asked the DEQ to help draw down climate change by encouraging a reduction in carbon emissions but also asked that they consider lowering the cap as far as possible.

    VIDEO: Watch Kim Miller testifying at the hearing on Facebook!

    -Kim Miller, Community Organizer, Mothers Out Front



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