Environment

350 Loudoun Divestment Campaigns

350 Loudoun launched several divestment campaigns on February 14, Global Divestment Day. The petition seeks to bring the divestment movement to the VA General Assembly. The Virginia Retirement System (VRS) manages 67 billion dollars and approximately 820 employers participate in the system, including state agencies, public colleges and universities, local public school divisions and political subdivisions that have elected to participate.

Faithful Stewards of Prince George’s County: Congregations Restoring Watersheds – April 18, Hyattsville, May 31, Clinton, June 14, Greenbelt

April 18, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Turner African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, 7201 16th Pl, Hyattsville, MD 20783

May 31, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Jerusalem African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, 8415 Schultz Road, Clinton MD 20735

June 14, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Mishkan Torah Synagogue, 10 Ridge Rd, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Learn about polluted runoff, what causes it, and how to fix it
Learn why we are called to care about clean water as an expression of our love for each other, for our Creator, and for those will follow in our footsteps
Learn about the Sacred Grounds program and how your congregation can become certified
Learn what Prince George’s County’s is doing to address polluted runoff, their Alternative Compliance Program, and how to get your congregation involved

Populism 2015: Building a Movement for People and the Planet – April 18 – 20, Washington, DC

Saturday, April 18, 3:00 p.m. – Monday, April 20, 5:00 p.m.
Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert St., NW
Washington, DC
Cost: $150- $500
https://populism2015.org/

Hosted by Alliance for a Just Society, US Action, National People’s Action, Campaign for America’s Future

The 2015 National Conference brings together national and local organizations that are building a New Populist Movement. This movement is already rising in cities and states across the country and, for the first time, will share a movement-scale strategy and story about how we are building a bottom-up people’s movement to align our economy with democratic values, bring our democracy back under the control of everyday people, and restore the planet that sustains us.