Environment Virginia's 2020 Legislative Priorities

By | Joe Rupp
Climate Advocate, Environment Virginia

Environment Virginia 2020 Program Agenda

Clean water to drink and clean air to breathe; healthy beaches, lakes and rivers that are safe for swimming and fishing; preserved open spaces; clean sources of energy that don’t pollute and never run out — all this should be the heritage we leave to future generations. This year, the Virginia legislature is presented with an opportunity to make significant steps toward acheiving those goals. While there are sure to be many issues and bills that deserve the consideration of our Senators and Delegates, Environment Virginia is calling on legislators to prioritize the following items.

Climate Solutions Now

By | Andrea McGimsey
Senior Director, Global Warming Solutions Campaign

When Oxford Dictionaries chooses “climate emergency” as the word of the year for 2019, you know things are changing. Our children are inheriting a world vastly different and more dangerous than the one we grew up in, and we need to act on climate now. 

When Oxford Dictionaries chooses “climate emergency” as the word of the year for 2019, you know things are changing. Our children are inheriting a world vastly different and more dangerous than the one we grew up in, and we need to act on climate now. 

Yet as world leaders meet in Madrid this week to discuss progress towards cutting global warming pollution and hitting the targets of the historic international Paris Agreement, President Trump has vowed to pull our country out. 

It’s Time to Electrify Virginia’s Transportation

By | Joe Rupp
Climate Advocate, Environment Virginia

Overall auto emissions in major metro regions in Virginia are headed in the wrong direction. But incentivizing people to adopt electric vehicle technology could play a major role in reversing that trend.

A straw and a sea turtle: Why we should stop using single-use plastic

By | Michaela Morris
Associate, Oceans, Environment America

The video provides visceral imagery of the suffering caused by single-use plastic. Marine animals, like this turtle, ...do not deserve to suffer extraordinary pain because of the vast quantities of disposable plastic products that end up in the sea. 

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