Be a Climate Defender Volunteer and make a difference in state energy and environmental policy!
The EPA recently released the Clean Power Plan, with goals for cutting carbon pollution back 32% by 2030, and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has said he supports this goal. What he hasn’t done yet is release the state’s plan to make that happen. The General Assembly, influenced by the coal industry, has also tried to prevent him from even being able to create this plan! Our goal for the summer is to build a team of committed volunteers who can show the Governor that Virginians are behind him, and give him the political cover he needs to push for strong regulations. We also hope our presence will present a counterweight to the relentless attacks from fossil fuel corporations, the transportation industry, the manufacturers, their lobbyists and allies in the legislature.
We’re going to do this through letters, phone calls, petitions, and, most importantly, community organizing work to build up volunteer teams. Currently, we have an office in Falls Church, but we will be doing most of our work in Loudoun County, Herndon, and Reston.
Phone banking, petitioning, letter writing, database management
Running and recruiting attendees for large events that influence policy makers
Build the support it takes to win!
Work side-by-side with one of our organizers, learning the ropes
Training in organizing strategies proven effective over decades with U.S. PIRG and Environment America
Networking with leaders in the Public Interest Network
- Environmental Education
- Community Outreach
- Environmental Science
Good Match For
Kids Teens People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training
- Depends on your availability
- Any interest in environmental issues