Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions is Awarded $1,000

Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions, in Fairfax County, will receive a grant award of $1000 for its Recycling project.

FACS is a non-partisan organization that creates interfaith partnerships in Northern Virginia to develop local solutions to climate crisis. They established a powerful program that has collected more than 1,500 pounds of plastic bags and film, working with three faith communities in an initial 2019 to 2020 pilot program. Instead of ending up in landfills or poisoning our waterways and oceans, the plastic film is recycled into decking and outdoor furniture by Trex, Inc. FACS will use their funds to promote and support their network of faith communities to start recycling programs throughout Northern Virginia.

Less plastic in the landscape and more Trex benches — it’s a win-win for this award winner!