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Monday, August 26, 2019 at 07:00 PM · 2 rsvps
Chinn Regional Library in Woodbridge, VA

Can Prince William County schools really have solar on their roofs? Won't it cost them millions?

You'll have the answer to these and many more questions when you join our next meeting on Monday!

We will have a special guest speaker, Susan Stillman from Sierra Club, who will share with us the path to success of the Solar in School campaign in Fairfax county, and what will it take to make it a reality in PWC. So come armed with questions and a curious mind!

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Climate Justice in the Valley

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 06:00 PM
CoLab Roanoke in Roanoke, VA

Join Mothers Out Front and Roanoke Valley Family (formerly Growing up in the Valley) for a Family Talk presentation on Climate Justice. Details Below. (Childcare is available for 2+ potty-trained children)

Climate Justice in the Valley: How the Climate Crisis Impacts Our Children's Future

Presenter: Desiree Shelley, Climate Justice Organizer, Mothers Out Front - Roanoke / Southwest Virginia

Through this discussion and interactive workshop, parents and caregivers will gain an understanding of both the present impacts of climate change on our communities as well as what lies ahead in our future. Participants will watch a series of short video clips and engage in a group activity that illustrates how climate change will impact our environment and living circumstances over the next 10 years. After the video, we will dig deeper into the climate crisis by examining climate justice issues in Virginia such as increased rainfall, flooding, storm water, air pollution, water pollution, food scarcity, public health impacts, utility regulation and infrastructure and more. The second part of the workshop will focus on solutions and taking action. We will look at a few local examples and case studies that illustrate local campaigns mothers have taken in other areas of Virginia and potential campaigns for our region. We will also discuss actions that individuals can as well as small scale community projects such as energy efficiency, solar projects, community gardens, etc. The workshop will conclude with a listening session where parents can voice some of their own concerns about the climate crisis, changes they have noticed and threats to public health and sustainability that are impacting their children and family. Participants will be given the opportunity to brainstorm climate solutions relevant to their community. Participants will be introduced to local actions being taken and opportunities to get involved by attending events and volunteering with climate action initiatives.

Come learn more with us at the Family Talk!
http://www.growingupinthevalley.com/family-talks/

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Roanoke Art Build

Tuesday, September 03, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Join Mothers Out Front and our community partners (ARTivism and 1000 Flags /1000 Waters) for a community art build in preparation of Global Climate Strike Week and 2 local strike events happening in the Roanoke Valley on September 22 and 23. 

Children, youth and adults are invited to this free event to participate in making water flags and climate strike posters. 

Flags will be held as symbolic representations of the 1000 waters that will be impacted by the dirty fracked gas infrastructure development of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.  Participants are encouraged to attend the two climate strike events on the 22nd or 23rd with their flags. Or they may choose to start their own strike at their school or work place. To find out how to participate in a strike, see the event listings below or check https://globalclimatestrike.net or the resources at 350.org

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 - Circle of Protection:Bent Mountain - https://www.facebook.com/events/2838386276275707/

Monday Sept. 23, 2019 - Climate Emergency: Tri-State Climate Strike - https://www.facebook.com/events/1367765696703853/

Image credit:1000 Flags / 1000 Waters

Water Flag Ceremonial Blessing in Jewel Pond

Photo Credit: 1000 Flags / 1000 Waters 

 

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Blacksburg Community Climate Justice Circle

Monday, September 09, 2019 at 05:00 PM
Blacksburg Public Library in Blacksburg, VA

The climate crisis will impact us all. But it will have the greatest impacts on frontline communities contributing the least to carbon emissions.

A Community Circle is a safe space in which participants sit in a circle so that all members' faces are visible to one another. Community Circles are used to build community, share resources and organize local grassroot actions through an equitable and inclusive process.

Join Mothers Out Front for our Blacksburg Community Climate Justice Circle.

This is an opportunity for mothers, caregivers and others to voice their concerns about local climate justice issues and to learn about and discuss potential local campaigns. Our campaigns are diverse and cater to community needs. Examples include: beyond gas - divesting from natural gas infrastructure and development (pipelines), utility justice - divesting from dirty fossil fuels and investing in renewable energy, increasing public transit opportunities, electric transit and school bus investment, energy efficiency programs and renewable energy programs for low-income households, small business and incentives for larger business and institutions.

Structure:
*Meet and Greet with snacks and beverages - 15 min
*Welcome Presentation ( agenda, meeting norms, climate justice discussion topics, local efforts / campaigns) - 15 min
*Community Circle - (story sharing, reports, calls to action, campaign brainstorming, roles and volunteer opportunities) - 60 - 75 min
*Closing - 5 -10 minJoin us for a community discussion and listening session

* Children's activities available upon request. Contact organizer with number of children attending and ages: desiree.shelley@mothersoutfront.org

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Roanoke Climate Strike Community Art Build

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 03:00 PM

Join Mothers Out Front and our community partners (ARTivism and 1000 Flags /1000 Waters) for a community art build in preparation of Global Climate Strike Week and 2 local strike events happening in the Roanoke Valley on September 22 and 23. 

Children, youth and adults are invited to this free event to participate in making water flags and climate strike posters. 

Flags will be held as symbolic representations of the 1000 waters that will be impacted by the dirty fracked gas infrastructure development of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina.  Participants are encouraged to attend the two climate strike events on the 22nd or 23rd with their flags. Or they may choose to start their own strike at their school or work place. To find out how to participate in a strike, see the event listings below or check https://globalclimatestrike.net or the resources at 350.org

Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019 - Circle of Protection:Bent Mountain - https://www.facebook.com/events/2838386276275707/

Monday Sept. 23, 2019 - Climate Emergency: Tri-State Climate Strike - https://www.facebook.com/events/1367765696703853/

Image credit:1000 Flags / 1000 Waters

Water Flag Ceremonial Blessing in Jewel Pond

Photo Credit: 1000 Flags / 1000 Waters 

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