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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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    Tuesday, February 04, 2020 at 07:00 PM · 6 rsvps
    Melody Yazdani Studios in Vienna, VA

    Electric New Year

    Join Mothers Out Front Fairfax County as we kick off a new year of #CleanBuses4Kids advocacy!

    Less a meeting, more a casual gathering over hors d’oeuvres and drinks, this event is our chance to reflect on the conversation we started about electric school buses in 2019 and where we see that conversation going in 2020. 

    The Fairfax County chapter of Mothers Out Front started meeting in May of last year. We held a hugely successful press event to launch our #CleanBuses4Kids campaign in August. A week later, Dominion Energy announced the biggest electric school bus initiative in the country. A couple of months after that, the historic November election gave us eight new Fairfax County School Board members—all of whom support #CleanBuses4Kids.

    And just last week, Fairfax County Public Schools was awarded eight electric school buses as part of the Dominion Energy initiative.

    Let’s take this opportunity on February 4 to celebrate our early successes and congratulate our new School Board members! Let’s take this opportunity to get excited about the year ahead!

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    Saturday, February 08, 2020 at 10:30 AM · 3 rsvps
    Online Zoom Webinar in Roanoke, VA

    Roanoke Public Narrative Workshop - Part 1

    The Mothers Out Front Public Narrative Workshop will provide participants with skills and tools useful for public speaking with an emphasis on sharing their story and ways to inspire others to take action.
     
    The public narrative workshop was designed and adapted from the work of Marshall Ganz and the Leading Change Network to prepare members for speaking and motivating others to take action for social justice at rallies, public hearings, meetings with decision makers or even small group settings. This is part 1 of a 2 part workshop. Participation in both sessions is not mandatory but strongly encouraged if possible. At the end of the workshop participants will leave with a fully developed public narrative to share. The workshop includes time to work on and present your public narrative!
     
    This event is free and open to the public. The workshop was designed to support those working on environmental and climate justice issues but is beneficial for anyone organizing for social justice. All are welcome. Invite your friends!
     
    Please register for the webinar.
     
    Public Narrative Part 2 will be held February 15th from 10:15am to 2:30pm at the Williamson Road Branch Library, Roanoke VA. Please register here.
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    NEWS - Fairfax County to get first zero-emission electric school buses

    Mothers Out Front in Fairfax County are #inthenews with their #CleanBuses4Kids campaign!

    After years of urging county officials to take more substantial action to address climate change, local environmental advocates expressed excitement about FCPS introducing electric buses to its fleet.

    The Fairfax County chapter of Mothers Out Front, a national climate justice advocacy network, launched a Clean Buses for Kids campaign to bring electric school buses to FCPS last August, just days before Dominion announced its statewide initiative.

    “We applaud any addition of clean buses to Virginia’s fleet, and we are very happy that FCPS was awarded part of the Dominion pilot,” Mothers Out Front Fairfax County said in a statement. “At the same time, we will continue to advocate for a complete and equitable transition of Virginia’s school bus fleet by 2030.”


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