1planet Mission

Our mission is to create and activate climate voters. We will put policy-makers and politicians on notice that we will speak out, organize, advocate and VOTE for climate change solutions at the local, state and federal levels.

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Women across the country are becoming more politically engaged and are determined to effect change in their homes, their local communities, at the ballot box, and in the halls of government. There are no quick fixes when it comes to the climate crisis. Fighting climate change and reducing carbon emissions will require sacrifice — small changes at home AND big changes at the policy level. Join us and get informed, get organized, get involved, and get out and VOTE!

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After the 2016 election, we felt compelled to do something about the growing threat to the environment brought on by the unraveling of protections, and the unwillingness to act on the urgent climate crisis. We decided to link arms with other women who feel the same way. Women are a powerful and unstoppable force when we come together. We are fiercely determined to take care of our one planet for ourselves and for future generations.  And, together, we will.

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Community Solar (Who has it & Who doesn't?): William & Mary Public Policy student Grace Breitenbeck writes about the importance of allowing consumers to participate in community solar programs which are available in DC and Maryland, but not Virginia. The VA General Assembly can change this.

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The Overstory, by Richard Powers

"The best novel ever written about trees, and really just one of the best novels, period."
―Ann Patchett

“Remarkable…This ambitious novel soars up through the canopy of American literature and remakes the landscape of environmental fiction.”
—Ron Charles, Washington Post

National Book Award winner Richard Powers’s twelfth novel is a sweeping, impassioned work of activism and resistance that is also a stunning evocation of—and paean to—the natural world. From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, The Overstory unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. There is a world alongside ours—vast, slow, interconnected, resourceful, magnificently inventive, and almost invisible to us. This is the story of a handful of people who learn how to see that world and who are drawn up into its unfolding catastrophe. — from the publisher

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