Great Falls Group

Explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.

The Sierra Club is the oldest and largest grassroots Conservation organization in the U.S. The Great Falls Group (GFG) of the Virginia Chapter has over 4000 members and includes the area of Northern Virginia west of Arlington. We are your friends and neighbors working to build healthy, liveable communities, and to conserve and restore our natural environment. Join us!

Local Issues

The Great Falls Group and the Virginia Chapter are engaged in local and regional campaigns for clean air, clean water, stronger communities, better transportation and land use solutions, and responsible solid waste solutions. Learn More

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Featured Events

Film: Resistance: Not All Germs Are Created Equal
Program on July 21 from 7 - 9 PM at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA. Food and Water Watch will show RESISTANCE, which "clarifies the problem of antibiotic resistance, how we got to this point, and what we can do to turn the tide." Contact is Susan Weltz at


Picnic: NOVA Climate Action & Sierra Club Goup Picnic on July 27  from 1 - 3 PM at 2409 Rocky Branch Road, Vienna, VA. Enjoy a fun and festive potluck picnic in a semi-shaded yard with a native plant garden. Bring a favorite dish to share. Friends and family are welcome. Children are also welcomed--and we will set up the sprinkler, so pack their bathing suits and towels. Also, there will be live music. Let's celebrate our victory and get ready for the next cycle. Contact is Susan Weltz at




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Join the Solar Conversation!
VA SUN is a citizens network of solar supporters in Virginia. It is part of a community listserve open to any individual or business interested in supporting solar in the state. The listserve is a place for practical advice on how to go solar, as well as a place to keep track of local developments around solar. Click here to sign up for the listserve, or to receive periodic updates about solar in Virginia.
Offshore Wind Energy Presentation
Virginia has some of the best conditions in the world for an offshore wind farm. A dozen countries in Europe and Asia have offshore wind turbines already, and several states are committed to following suit. This slide show presentation explores the opportunities and barriers to bringing offshore wind to Virginia consumers. To arrange for a presentation to your club, classroom, or congregation, contact Susan Stillman at


Summer 2014 contents: "Hands Across the Sand" Event Targets Dirty Fuels; Sierra Club Bestows Legislative Leader Award; NOVA Climate Action Coalition Update; Meet Sierra Club's New Northern Virginia Coordinator; and more......

Read the Summer e-letter edition of Cascade

Join the Great Falls Group announcement email list

The purpose of this list is to to provide reminders and notices of upcoming Great Falls Group events and other activities of interest to our members and to send out occasional environmental alerts. Usually only one email is sent each week. Anyone may subscribe to this list by using this link and clicking on "join or leave the list."