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Mount Vernon Group
Sierra Club
We're the largest local Sierra Club group in Virginia, with more than 3,700 members in the cities of Alexandria and Falls Church, Arlington County, and parts of Fairfax and Prince William counties. The Group's elected volunteer leaders work with interested Group members and state and national Sierra Club staffers to organize campaigns for clean energy, smart growth, public transportation, open space conservation and more. Join us!
Action Needed! Contact the Arlington County Board to support AIRE
On February 21st the Arlington County Manager released her proposed budget for FY2016. In that budget the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy (AIRE). However, as part of the annual process, the County Board had requested the Manager to provide a list of possible reductions should cuts be needed and reductions to the AIRE program were included. We need members to take action to make sure these cuts are not made.

To voice support to retain full funding of the AIRE please take two minutes today to email the Board via Your email will have a major impact in insuring that reductions will not be made to Arlington’s effort to become a sustainable community. Email should be sent no later than Friday, April 3rd.
Chapter Highlights
solar Mount Vernon Group's weekly activist meeting -- Come have fun. Meet new people. Save the planet. Volunteer for your local Sierra Club every Wednesday night at 7 pm.
mosaic Reduce your carbon footprint AND benefit the Sierra Club at the same time! The Sierra Club and Mosaic Power are rolling out a FREE hot water heater optimization program that reduces carbon emissions by as much as 1.5 tons per year for EACH water heater! Learn more about this great program!
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Moving Northern Virginia Forward on Climate Change: Presentations
On October 1st the Energy Managers from the City of Alexandria and Arlington and Fairfax Counties joined a forum to talk about what their jurisdictions are doing in the area of energy efficiency. Here are the presentaions from that forum.
Fairfax County Sustainability Initiatives
Fairfax County’s Sustainability Initiatives documents the county’s efforts to promote sustainability, environmental stewardship and protect the environment. This new report consolidates information into a single, go-to resource, a first for Fairfax County. It gives an overview of the county's many environmental sustainability and stewardship projects and programs. Learn more at Fairfax County Sustainability Initiatives - Fairfax County, Virginia
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