FACS 2019 Advocacy Kickoff Meeting

Start: January 11, 2019 1:00 PM

End: January 11, 2019 4:00 PM


Join FACS as we launch our advocacy in 2019 with our annual FACS Community Council Advocacy Kickoff meeting. We'll hear from local experts on a variety of topics related to our climate advocacy. You'll also have a chance to meet with teams organized by county district to debrief, strategize and plan for 2019. Never been involved with FACS' advocacy before? This is a perfect opportunity to come and learn! You will leave equipped with the key issues impacting our county, and will have an opportunity to take action before you leave. Join us as we develop local solutions to the climate crisis!


1) Opening Remarks

  • Fairfax County Board of Supervisor Dan Storck, Mt. Vernon District
  • Fairfax County Public Schools Board Chair and Mt. Vernon Representative, Karen Corbett-Sanders

2) Key issues impacting our climate advocacy

  • Transportation and Land Use: Douglas Stewart, Coalition for Smarter Growth
  • Removing barriers to distributed solar: Ivy Main, Sierra Club
  • Energy Justice: Mike Ewall, Energy Justice Network
  • Fairfax County Climate and Clean Energy Update: Debra Jacobson, Clean Energy Chair, Great Falls Chapter of the Sierra Club
  • Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act: Sarah Karush, Co-Chair, Fairfax Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby
3) Breakout by district: FACS Advocacy Team Leaders

  • Planning and goal-setting for 2019