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How to Reduce Our Plastic Footprint during a Pandemic

by Helene Shore, co-chair, 350 Fairfax

For those of you who know me, you know I have been on a Plastic Free—or very near Plastic Free—journey for many years.

I must admit that, since this pandemic outbreak, I have accumulated …

The Video That Changed My Life

By Mala Persaud, owner, Trace–The Zero Waste Store

Every week of the Plastic Free Challenge, we like to highlight additional voices in the Plastic Free and Zero Waste movements. Today we hear from the owner of our only zero waste

Is Plastic Free Takeout Even Possible?

My family’s eating habits have changed drastically since March, and I don’t think we’re alone.

I’ve always been a weekly menu planner and once-a-week shopper. But since the pandemic began, all the meal planning and prep has gone out the …

It’s Time for Fairfax to Set Bold Climate Goals

We have been following the Community-Wide Energy and Climate Action Plan (CECAP) process closely since it began last year.

After months of planning, in January Fairfax County convened a CECAP Task Force—comprising Fairfax residents, local businesses, associations, and environmental groups—to …

Racial Injustice and the Climate Crisis

“Our racial inequality crisis is intertwined with our climate crisis.” –Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

In the last few weeks we’ve experienced a perfect storm of racial, environmental, and health injustice. Communities of color are suffering the most from Covid-19–on top of …

Plastic Free Next Steps

The Plastic Free Challenge is over, so what do we do now?

At the end of my first Plastic Free Challenge in 2018, I was excited, exhilarated. I had learned so much and was anxious to keep my Plastic Free …

Plastic Free Next Steps: #LitterFreeVA

By Zach Huntington, Clean Streams Program Manager, Clean Fairfax

For this year’s Plastic Free Challenge, we’re making an effort to elevate the work of our Plastic Free partners around the DMV. Today we hear from Clean Fairfax, lead organizer behind