These two terms are about working together to learn how we can enable a more eco-friendly environment for both present and future generations, conserve energy and reduce our carbon footprint, utilize alternative energy sources and systems, work toward social and economic sustainability, learn new earth-friendly skills, simplify and find balance in our lives, prepare for and support each other in times of need.
Our Mission: To promote a more sustainable ecosystem and lifestyle at home, at work, and in our community - through community education on how to reduce our environmental impact, conserve energy and natural resources, and prepare for community and ecological resiliency in times of natural disasters and crises.
Join us as we:
plan and participate in Northwest Earth Institute Discussion Courses,
plant some veggies and participate in local food composting,
build a solar oven, rain barrel, and a worm composting bin,
learn about permaculture and earth friendly urban agriculture,
watch inspiring documentaries at the Walker Nature Center in Reston,
learn eco-friendly cleaning and even organic cosmetics and personal care items,
support local businesses and local farmers' markets,
learn how to preserve food through fermentation and caning,
learn emergency preparedness strategies for long-term power outages,
and much, much more!
Our vision is that Reston (and beyond) will be an environmentally sustainable, self-reliant community.