Environmental Conservation & Climate Change

Become an active part of the solution and engage with the following community partners

Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Mission: Arcadia's mission has been to improve the health of our community, support the viability of local farmers, and preserve the environment for future generations. 

Organization Contact Information: leah@arcadiafood.org 

Website: http://arcadiafood.org/ 

Common Good City Farm

Mission: Common Good City Farm (CGCF) is a place where community members can source fresh food, see sustainable urban agriculture in action, and gain exposure to concepts and skills to lead healthy lives. Our mission is to create a vibrant, informed, and well-nourished community through urban farming. We actively engage with all members of our diverse community and create opportunities for connections on our farm, while emphasizing intensive vegetable production and modeling best practices in sustainable urban agriculture.

Organization Contact Information: info@commongoodcityfarm.org | (202) 559-7513

Website: https://www.commongoodcityfarm.org/

Earth Sangha

Mission: Our mission is ecological restoration as a form of socially engaged Buddhism. Although we work in the spirit of Buddhist practice, our volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and our work is secular and science-based.

Organization Contact Information:  Matt Bright | mbright@earthsangha.org | 703-859-2951

Website: https://www.earthsangha.org/

Fairfax County Public Schools Get2Green

Mission: Our mission is to promote student learning and action using the environment as a foundation.

Organization contact information: agculhane@fcps.edu & 571-230-6181


Fairfax County Park Authority Invasive Management Area Program

Mission: To enrich quality of life for all members of the community through an enduring park system that provides a healthy environment, preserves natural and cultural heritage, offers inspiring recreational experiences, and promotes healthy lifestyles.

Organization Contact Info: gloria.medina@fairfaxcounty.gov

Website: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/invasive-management-area

GMU Office of Sustainability

Mission: The mission of the Office of Sustainability (OoS) is to use the strengths of George Mason University – innovation, responsiveness, flexibility, and community strength – to provide leadership in environmental, social, and economic stewardship on our campuses and throughout the local and global communities of which we are a part. 

Organization contact information:  gogreen@gmu.edu 

Website: green.gmu.edu

Helpful Resourceshttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1jTbbEhzFUiUf0DWrkrZ3rflhpHiW5yxe/view?usp=sharing

Keep Prince William Beautiful

Mission: Keep Prince William Beautiful is a non-profit environmental organization that serves Prince William County through partnering with residents, businesses and government to educate and inspire people to be environmental stewards and Keep Prince William Beautiful. 

Organization contact information: Aleta Daniels, adaniels@kpwb.org, 571-285-3772

Website: http://kpwb.org/

Northern Virginia Soil & Water Conservation District

Mission: Our mission is to promote sustainable urban and suburban activities and stewardship to conserve our soil, water, air, plants, and animal resources in Fairfax County - vital components of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. We achieve this through effective leadership, technical assistance and outreach programs in partnership with government, industry, non-profit organizations, and the public.

Organization contact information: Ashley Palmer, ashley.palmer@fairfaxcounty.gov, 703-324-1423

Website: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/soil-water-conservation/

Volunteer Reston

Mission: Our mission is to enhance Reston Association’s services and programs by matching the varied talents of individuals and groups of all ages, interests and skills to a variety of engaging projects and endeavors.

Organization contact information: Ha Brock ha@reston.orgha@reston.org 703-999-1219 

Website: http://www.volunteerfairfax.org/

Whitehall Farm

Mission: To help address the growing demand among Northern Virginia’s population for local, sustainably produced food products, Whitehall Farms, LLC will seek to produce a variety of high-quality farm products including fruits, vegetables, grass-fed meat, eggs, honey, and firewood. 

Organization Contact Information: info@whitehall.farm 

Website: https://whitehall.farm/

Zeponic Farms

Mission: Our mission is to provide fresh local produce to the community, all grown by adults with Special Needs and Autism.  Supported employment is a huge gap in the continuum of care for adults with disabilities, but purposeful employment is just as important.  Unemployment for the Autism population is 80-90%, and the jobs available are often meaningless and isolated.  We re-designed supported employment, creating a model completely centered around the amazing individuals who work at our farms.  We made farming adaptable and fun, with a product that our adults are proud of.

Organization Contact Information: (571) 296-4477 | management@zeponicfarms.org 

Website: https://www.zeponicfarms.org/