Fairfax Master Naturalists training - Basic Training Course
Sep
5
to Nov 21

Fairfax Master Naturalists training - Basic Training Course

  • Fairfax County Government Center (map)
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The Basic Training Course, the first step towards initial certification, offers fun and interactive instruction on our local environment. Becoming certified typically takes 6 to 12 months. The first step is attending all classes and field trips (or making them up), completing the final exam and presenting a service project.

Initial certification, as well as annual recertification, requires 8 hours of continuing education and 40 hours of volunteer service. Basic and continuing education is both educational and useful for preparing participants to volunteer as master naturalists in their communities.  Click here for the application; the deadline is July 19th.


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Paddle the Potomac - An Alternative Happy Hour with the Potomac Conservancy and Green Muslims
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Paddle the Potomac - An Alternative Happy Hour with the Potomac Conservancy and Green Muslims

Paddle the Potomac | An Alternative Happy Hour with the Potomac Conservancy and Green Muslims

Your $10 ticket includes one boat reservation, two hours of paddling on the Potomac, and an unforgettable outdoor experience.

No need to be an expert! We’ll go over some basic skills if this is your first time.

Spots are limited so click here to reserve yours for this fun, family-friendly event!

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Outdoor Muslims First Anniversary Hike and Picnic
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Outdoor Muslims First Anniversary Hike and Picnic

Come celebrate the first anniversary of Outdoor Muslims…back where it all started at Rock Creek Park!

Morning Hike: 10:00 AM at Picnic Area 13 for a ~3-mile hike through Rock Creek Park.
Afternoon Picnic: Starting at 12:30p there will be a BBQ Picnic. Enjoy some good food and company as we reconnect with old and new hiking buddies. There will be halal and vegan food on the grill, but everyone is encouraged to bring a dish or snacks to share.

In an effort to reduce waste and practice good Leave No Trace ethics, everyone is asked to bring their own reusable plates, cups, and utensils, but there will be some extras just in case.

Sign up here.

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Virginia's Green New Deal 101 - Catalyzing the Just Clean Energy Transition
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Virginia's Green New Deal 101 - Catalyzing the Just Clean Energy Transition

  • Bull Run Unitarian Universalist Congregation (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The conversation about climate solutions is a hot topic across the nation and Virginia. Community groups across Virginia are coming together to discuss the Green New Deal Virginia. Are you interested in the movement behind the Green New Deal? Join us on Wednesday July 17 to be part of this conversation! RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/GNDVA


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2019 Play-In for Climate Action
Jul
11
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Play-In for Climate Action

Join Moms at the sixth anual 2019 Play-In for Climate Action!
Join Moms from across the country on Thursday, July 11th in Washington, DC for kids’ activities, music by Latin GRAMMY award-winning children’s musician, Mister G, and exciting speakers, as we deliver a public message from families across the country: it’s time to get serious about climate change!

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Our Deen is Green - Interfaith Edition!
Jun
23
to Jul 28

Our Deen is Green - Interfaith Edition!

Our Deen is Green! (ODIG) Youth Outdoor Education Program is back! This summer’s ODIG will be a special interfaith Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) for children ages 8-13, where kids of various faith perspectives will come together to explore why nature, in general, and the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, in particular, are important to us and what we can do to connect with and protect the earth. Click here to for more information.

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Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Candidate Forum on the Environment
Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Candidate Forum on the Environment

  • Blueberry Hill Common House (Vienna, VA) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join 350 Fairfax, Food & Water Action, Friends of Accotink Creek, Our Revolution Northern Virginia, and partners for an environment and energy forum featuring candidates for chair of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The forum will be moderated by Star Muir, associate professor in the Department of Communication at George Mason University. RSVP here or on Facebook

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2019 Sustainability Showcase - hosted by Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions
Jun
2
3:00 PM15:00

2019 Sustainability Showcase - hosted by Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions

Please join Green Muslims at this wonderful event, celebrating the work of congregations and individuals all across Fairfax County!

Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions (FACS) is proud to announce our Showcase and Awards Celebration on Sunday, June 2nd from 3:00-5:00 PM at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation. The Sustainability Champions Awards celebrate and recognize the contributions of individuals, congregations, businesses and local elected officials/public sector employees in Northern Virginia. These individuals and organizations work tirelessly toward improving the environment; contributing to a healthy, livable climate, in our community.

The event will begin at 3:00 PM with a Showcase “Expo” featuring local organizations’ sustainability initiatives. To reserve a table, please email jackie@faithforclimate.org.

At 3:30 PM we will hear from our keynote speaker, Kendyl Crawford and present awards to our sustainability champion award recipients.

From 4:30 – 5:00 PM, the event will end with additional time to explore the local organizations at the showcase.

All are welcome to this event! Please email jackie@faithforclimate.org with any questions.

Please RSVP here.

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Support Green Muslims on DoMore24!
May
22
to May 23

Support Green Muslims on DoMore24!

Do More 24 is Reclaiming Kindness-and So Are We!

Starting May 22nd at Noon, people throughout the National Capital Area are going to #ReclaimKindness by giving back during Do More 24. Will you be one of them? Now in its 7th year, the Do More 24 movement, powered by United Way of the National Capital Area, brings together nonprofits in the National Capital Area for 24 hours of giving, awareness-building,and celebration. We will be one of those organizations and we need your help! By funding us you are helping Green Muslims ensure a future providing services and education to our community, as it has for over a decade. Here is how you can show your support:

  1. Donate. Noon to Noon, May 22-23, go to www.domore24.org/supportgreenmuslims and donate. Advance giving is available from May 15th.

  2. Spread the word. Not only do we need your donation, we need your help to spread the word. Please tell your friends and family why you believe in our work and encourage them to donate too. Let's Do More together to build stronger communities. Learn more at DoMore24.org.

Thank you so much from your friends at Green Muslims!

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South Fairfax County Supervisor Candidate Forum on the Environment
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

South Fairfax County Supervisor Candidate Forum on the Environment

  • Church of the Good Shepherd (Burke, VA) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join 350 Fairfax, Food & Water Action, Friends of Accotink Creek, Our Revolution Northern Virginia, and partners for an environment and energy forum featuring candidates for supervisor in the Braddock, Lee, Mason, Mount Vernon, and Springfield Districts. The forum will be moderated by Star Muir, associate professor in the Department of Communication at George Mason University. RSVP here or on Facebook.

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3rd Annual Mother’s Day Climate Rally
May
5
2:00 PM14:00

3rd Annual Mother’s Day Climate Rally

Along with other local climate action groups, Green Muslims is cosponsoring the 3rd Annual Mother’s Day Climate Rally. Come hear Alexandria Villaseñor, Teen activist and advocate for #SchoolStrike4Climate; Kristin Hogue, Graduate student in climate studies at Columbia University and mother of Alexandria; and Mitra Kashani, GMU student environmental leader and Sunrise activist, as well as Virginia State Delegate Elizabeth Guzman and State Senator Chap Petersen. RSVP here.

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North Fairfax County Supervisor Candidate Forum on the Environment
May
2
7:00 PM19:00

North Fairfax County Supervisor Candidate Forum on the Environment

  • Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation (Reston, VA) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join 350 Fairfax, Food & Water Action, Friends of Accotink Creek, Our Revolution Northern Virginia, and partners for an environment and energy forum featuring candidates for supervisor in the Dranesville, Hunter Mill, Providence, and Sully Districts. The forum will be moderated by Star Muir, associate professor in the Department of Communication at George Mason University. RSVP here or on Facebook.

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2019 American Climate Leadership Summit
May
1
to May 2

2019 American Climate Leadership Summit

  • Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center (Washington, DC) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We are excited to announce Green Muslims is an endorser of the 8th annual 2019 American Climate Leadership Summit — “Breakthrough,” the nation’s largest and most diverse gathering of 500 leaders dedicated to broadening and catalyzing action and advocacy for effective climate solutions.

As an endorser of this year's summit, Green Muslims can offer a discounted registration fee of $50 to its supporters. Just click here to register and use code ACLS19_Endorser100off.

Wednesday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm & Thursday, 8:00 am-2:00 pm

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"Spring into Ramadan" family hike
Apr
28
10:45 AM10:45

"Spring into Ramadan" family hike

  • Huntley Meadows Park (Alexandria, VA) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Teaming up once again with Outdoor Muslims and BeFit4Akhira, Green Muslims will co-lead a family-friendly "Spring into Ramadan" guided hike through Huntley Meadows Park. The trail is stroller friendly, and the abundant wildlife, frogs, turtles, and birds, will amaze the kids.

Please click here to register and arrive by 10:45am to sign in, the hike will start promptly at 11:00am.

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"Spring into Ramadan" adult hike
Apr
21
10:30 AM10:30

"Spring into Ramadan" adult hike

Sunday, April 21–THIS WEEKEND!

Green Muslims will join together with the Outdoor Muslims Meetup group and BeFit4Akhira for a “Spring into Ramadan” hike for adults at Rock Creek Park. This interpretive hike will include frequent stops for observing and reflecting on the renewal that spring brings to the world around us and Ramadan brings to our bodies and souls.

Please register below and arrive by 8:45am to sign in, the hike will start promptly at 9:00am.

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