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August 2014

Virginia Climate Coalition Weekend Workshop

August 23 @ 9:30 am - August 24 @ 2:00 pm
Best Western-Governor’s Inn,
9826 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235 United States

WHAT: Climate Action Weekend WorkshopWHEN:  August 23-24, Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. WHERE:  Best Western-Governor’s Inn, 9826 Midlothian Turnpike, Richmond, VA 23235* WHY: To bring climate leaders together and build the strongest, biggest climate movement we can in VA! *Out of town participants will be provided overnight accommodations. Join organizations and activists from across the state for a weekend workshop to help build and expand the climate movement in Virginia!  The key to winning sizable reductions…

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Charlottesville Climate Activist Training

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Charlottesville Friends Meeting House,
1104 Forest St., Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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Join us Wednesday, August 27th for Charlottesville’s first Outreach Training & Movement-Building night! CCAN will be working with Charlottesville’s local chapter of 350.org to host an activist training night designed to build our organizing power in your neighborhood and develop concrete next steps to make Charlottesville a powerhouse in our statewide movement to fight fossil fuels. Sign up here to join us!

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September 2014

Dominion Resources: It’s time to Quit ALEC!

September 4 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
2900 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA 22202 United States

The secret’s out, Dominion Resources: You’re keeping bad company. It’s time to end your membership in ALEC, an extremist group that promotes voter-suppression efforts, stand-your-ground gun laws, and a host of other noxious measures with a big-business, anti-consumer, pro-polluter agenda. Dominion claims to care about the environment, but its support for ALEC belies that claim. As Virginia’s largest public utility, Dominion has no business supporting ALEC’s extreme politics. Help call attention to Dominion’s ALEC membership and demand that Dominion sever its…

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Our Water, Our Future

September 7 @ 8:00 am - September 9 @ 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
Washington, DC United States

Earlier this year 300,000 gallons of a toxic coal-processing chemical called MCHM spilled into the Elk River in Southern West Virginia. Only weeks later, thousands of gallons of slurry leaked into a Virginia waterway, flowing into neighboring North Carolina. These events were followed by yet another spill in West Virginia’s Kanawha County. Though some of these disastrous and dangerous spills made national news, these events are hardly unprecedented for our region. Mountaintop removal and other coal industry abuses have long…

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Loudoun Country Solar Home Tour

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Join your neighbors and local legislators as we embark on our first ever Solar Home Tour in NOVA! We’ll be spotlighting a handful of Loudoun County homes with PV and thermal solar, educating our local elected officials along the way. WHAT: NOVA Solar Home Tour WHEN: Saturday, September 13th, from 10am-2:30pm* WHY: To show NOVA state and local legislators that we want MORE solar in VA! *option to join in for some, or all of the tourThe tour starts at 10:00am at a resident…

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People’s Climate March

September 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
New York City, NY United States

Join CCAN and thousands of other in New York City on September 21st for the biggest climate march in history! In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution. With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we’ll take a stand to bend the course of history. We’ll take to the streets to demand the…

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Book event: Are Our Brains Wired to Ignore Climate Change?

September 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza,
1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, 20910 United States
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A witty, insightful, and groundbreaking take on one of the most urgent questions of our time: Why, despite overwhelming scientific evidence, do we still ignore climate change? “The science of climate change is easy. George Marshall reminds us about the hard part: connecting the wellhead to the tailpipe in people’s minds as soon as possible. Let’s get to work. Please read this book, and think about it.” – Bill Nye-the Science Guy George Marshall’s search for the answers brings him face to face with Nobel Prize-winning psychologists and the activists of…

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