Environmental Stewardship

Climate Change is here.

Hampton Roads is the “poster child” for climate change in America. We see the flooding in our neighborhoods and communities. We know the science – the sea is rising faster in Norfolk than anywhere else on the East Coast. As the waters rise, so do our concerns.

MotherBoard is connecting our members with the following organizations, whose missions align with our progressive agenda.

Mothers Out Front Hampton Roads
Mothers working together to help develop child-centered solutions around switching to clean energy and creating a livable climate.
Contact: Kim Miller, kim.miller@mothersoutfront.org, (757) 817-1806.

Center for Biological Diversity
The Center for Biological Diversity believes that the welfare of human beings is deeply linked to nature — to the existence in our world of a vast diversity of wild animals and plants.
Contact: Katherine Killduff 202.780.8862

Sierra Club
The Virginia Chapter is part of the national Sierra Club, the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.  Contact: Zachary Jarjoura, zachary.jarjoura@sierraclub.org

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Founded in 1967, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is the largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Bay. Serving as a watchdog, we fight for effective, science-based solutions to the pollution degrading the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers and streams. Our motto, "Save the Bay," is a regional rallying cry for pollution reduction throughout the Chesapeake's six-state, 64,000-square-mile watershed, which is home to more than 17 million people and 3,000 species of plants and animals.

The Elizabeth River Project
The Elizabeth River, a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, has been infamous for pollution. Instead of lamenting the problem, we prefer to take hope from her strengths. From the Great Bridge Lock to the naval base, you can see the importance of the Elizabeth River every day in Hampton Roads. She gives us our work and our play. The Elizabeth River Project is the non-profit leading community efforts to restore the environmental health of this great harbor river while affirming her value to our port economy.