Turning Inspiration into Climate Action

On March 4, VMDO’s Sustainability Working Group sat brainstorming ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. We had the momentum of the Fridays for Future Movement, the AIA had dedicated itself to climate issues through “the Big Move,” Democratic presidential candidates were debating who could be the most transformative on climate action, and a sea change was happening in the Virginia State Legislature – the clean energy transition that had seemed almost impossible a year ago was being set in motion by the House of Delegates. It was (and still is) an amazing time to celebrate the birth of the environmental movement.

Then COVID-19 happened, and life as we knew it completely changed.

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