Wake up to Climate Solutions!

350 Loudoun, a local chapter of 350.org, is dedicated to building an awareness of human-induced climate change among the residents and businesses of Loudoun County, Virginia. Through education, outreach, and civic action, 350 Loudoun aims to promote a sound understanding of human induced climate change and its impacts on our economy, national security, environment, public health, and local community. We also work with our elected officials to create a strong public policy response to climate change.


Letter: Natalie Pien, Leesburg

http://loudounnow.com/2018/02/12/letter-natalie-pien-leesburg-10/ Editor:  Mayor Kelly Burk’s State of the Town address included many accomplishments in the town, as well as her appointment to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. I especially appreciated Mayor Burk’s comments on the need for transit, bike and pedestrian trails. Given very limited transportation funds, we need to look at improvements that expand transportation (More...)

Transportation

10 Minute video with the Limperts on the ACP

On November 18th, 2017, 350 Loudoun traveled to Bath County, Virginia, to tour the property of the Limperts, one of the families whose land will be impacted by the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The Limperts property is largely wilderness, and old-growth forest. There are many other similar properties along the ACP route that (More...)

Natural Gas Pipelines Pipelines

Loudoun Citizens Support Water Protectors in Standing Rock, North Dakota

November 11, 2016, LEESBURG — During the Nov. 4 First Friday in Leesburg, pedestrians and drivers could not help but notice the candlelight vigil at the corner of King and Market streets near the Loudoun County Courthouse historic marker. It was held in solidarity for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Water Protectors, who are conducting civil disobedience (More...)

Oil Pipelines

Members of 350 Loudoun among 23 Virginians Arrested in Richmond

On October 5th, 350 Loudoun members Jennifer Alves and Maria Bergheim were among a total of 23 issued summons for trespassing after they blocked the gate leading to the Governor’s mansion in Richmond. The protestors, included students, veterans, clergy, Virginia River Healers, and other Virginians from nearly every part of the state.  Lead by Chesapeake (More...)

Solar Schools Initiative!

Find out how school systems can: install solar with no upfront costs; save money annually; reduce pollution every year; provide educational opportunities with state of the art energy technology. Student leaders led the way in Albemarle and Fairfax Counties to bring solar to the school system. Let’s do the same in Loudoun! Come, bring a (More...)

March on the Mansion with 350 Loudoun

Are you disappointed with Governor Terry McAuliffe’s support for fracked-gas pipelines through our mountains, oil drilling in our oceans, and coal ash dumping in our rivers? Are you ready to be part of a big and bold movement to demand a clean energy future in Virginia? Then, join the historic “March on the Mansion” Saturday, (More...)

Shore Stories Screening

Wondering what’s next for our campaign to stop Big Oil?  Join us at 3 pm on June 5th in Loudoun County for a screening of Shore Stories, a new collection of short films highlighting the ecological and economic importance of our coastal ecosystems and the communities that depend on them.  We’ll discuss what more we can do to protect (More...)

2016 Polar Bear Plunge

Team 350 Loudoun participated in the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) 11th Annual Polar Bear Plunge on Saturday, January 30th.  It was a icey morning with air temperatures in the 30s but that didn’t deter the plungers from demonstrating their determination to have their voices heard about the realities of climate change and the need (More...)