Virginia

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, March 07, 2020 at 07:00 PM
    [TBD] in Virginia Beach, VA

    Virginia Beach Climate Strike Planning Meeting

    We had a series of successful Climate Strike events in 2019 that offered support for the young and the not-so-young folks to express our concerns about the climate crisis and share our hope for a livable climate future. This time, we want YOUR help! 

    Join us to talk about what we've accomplished so far and what we're planning on for the new year. We'll also share lots of ways you can get involved in the Climate Strike movement! We would love to hear your ideas! 

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    Monday, March 09, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 12 rsvps
    [TBD] in Norfolk, VA

    Lower Energy Bills Campaign - Planning Meeting

    We are building a movement around helping community members (especially our elders, veterans and income-qualified neighbors) lower their energy bills with DIY efficiency hacks and apply for the Dominion Energy's Weatherization program.

    Join us to talk about what we've accomplished so far and what we're planning on for the new year. We'll also share lots of ways you can get involved in the Equitable Energy Efficiency movement! We need help phone/text banking and documenting individual applicant's progress. 

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    Virginia advocates want to improve Dominion’s electric school bus plan

    With concerns from allies and Mothers Out Front Fairfax County that legislation backed by Dominion Energy to replace 1,050 dirty diesel-powered school buses won’t move fast enough;

    “...grassroots organizations have countered with their own bill that addresses their chief concerns of climate change and children’s health by offering a pot of money for massive diesel-to-electric bus conversions by 2030 to school districts both in and beyond Dominion’s territory.

    “On the whole, electric school buses, no matter how we get them in the state, are awesome,” said Bobby Monacella, co-leader of the Fairfax County chapter of Mothers Out Front. “But we saw a gap with the Dominion program and this is how we wanted to fix it. We want schools to be thinking about a plan.”

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