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Virginia Beach Team Meeting

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

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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Norfolk Team Strategy Meeting on Equitable Energy Efficiency

Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM
TBA

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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