Tuesday, July 16, 2013

New report shows Keystone XL will raise gas prices in the midwest

A new Consumer Watchdog report  was released today showing that if the KeystoneXL pipeline is built, the oil diverted from the midwest to Asia will cause pump prices to increase 20 to 40 cents per gallon.

This means that the KXL is NOT a tradeoff between economic benefits and environmental risks. For the U.S., it is ALL risk and NO benefit. There are now exactly zero reasons to support the KXL pipeline.

Please share this news with people you know via Facebook, Twitter and good old fashioned conversation.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Support “Walk for Our Grandchildren” July 23rd

Please come out to Leesburg on Tuesday July 23rd to help the local Loudoun chapter of 350.org support people walking for climate change awareness.

Support “Walk for Our Grandchildren”
Volunteers Needed on Tuesday, July 23

On July 22, an intergenerational group of determined climate activists from Asheville, North Carolina, will march from Camp David, MD to Washington, D.C. to remind the President that he can act unilaterally to stop the Keystone Pipeline.  They will hike the Appalachian Trail to Harper’s Ferry, where they will walk along the C & O Canal to reach Washington.

On July 23, they will camp at White’s Ferry, MD.  350 Loudoun, your local, grass roots climate action group, is organizing a 4:30 – 5:30 public rally in Leesburg to welcome the walkers and give them an opportunity to share his/her story.  The walkers will also be the guests of honor at a public, pot luck dinner.
Volunteers are needed to transport walkers from White’s Ferry to the Leesburg rally site, to the Leesburg pot luck site, then back to the Ferry at 7:00 pm. 

Volunteers are needed to bring food to the pot luck dinner, which will begin between 5:30 & 6:00 and end at 7:00 pm.

Plan to attend the rally and the pot luck dinner.  This is a unique opportunity to meet and support such courageous, committed, and passionate environmentalists of all ages. 

Please reply to 350loudoun@gmail.com and let us know what you can bring to the pot luck dinner and if you can help carpool.  Categories of food include meat main dish, vegetarian main dish, salads/vegetables, desserts.  We look forward to seeing you!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Transition Loudoun Launch Event June 8th - Oatlands Plantation 1pm

Announcing Our Launch!

June 8th: 1pm to 4:30pm

No Entrance Charge

Oatlands Plantation 
Leesburg, VA (See map)

Bothered by steadily increasing impacts from global warming? Ever wonder what Bush meant when he said "America is addicted to oil"? Want a local economy that is resilient enough to withstand sequestrations and national/global economic downturns?

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, 
committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
--Margaret Mead

The Loudoun Transition Initiative is a community based group of people just like you who want to make a better world - not just for themselves, but for their children (and grandchildren, etc). But how does one go about doing that? And what is a Transition Initiative?

The Transition Movement is comprised of over 600 vibrant, grassroots community initiatives around the world that seek to build community resilience in the face of such challenges as climate change, energy risks, and the economic crisis. Transition Initiatives collaborate (not compete) with other sustainability and environmental groups, seeking to mitigate these converging global crises by engaging their communities in home-grown, citizen-led education, action, and multi-stakeholder planning to increase local self-reliance and resilience.

Come out and join us June 8th as we launch our Transition Initiative and begin forming subgroups to address smart local responses, including agriculture, transportation, energy, building efficiency, jobs/economy, and more…

Saturday, April 27, 2013

2013 Energy and Environmental Sustainability Awards

Last Wednesday, April 24th 2013 Sustainable Loudoun and REHAU sponsored the 2013 Energy and Environmental Sustainability awards to 5 deserving local Loudoun County high school students. The awards were presented by Loudoun County School Superintendent Dr. Edgar Hatrick III.

 2013 Award Winners
Our program included a wonderful presentation by Dr. Michele Thaller, Asst. Director of Science at the NASA Greenbelt Spaceflight Center. She educated all of us using some incredible NASA animations. You can get alot more cool stuff at climate.nasa.gov.

Find us at Earth Day @ Loudoun tomorrow, April 28th.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Sustainability Awards Ceremony for Local LC High School Students - Wed April 24th

Local business REHAU together with Sustainable Loudoun & SandEnergy will award four very deserving Loudoun County Science Fair Participants the ones who have the best projects in energy and environmentalism.

Come join us on Wednesday April 24th.  Doors open at 6pm and program starts at 7pm with our featured speaker, eminent scientist -Michelle Thaller.

1503 Edwards Ferry Rd, NE
Leesburg, VA
First building on the right, fourth floor
See the Full Program