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


Dominion's Giant Concrete Paperweight


Climate Change Activists March on Virginia Capitol



Featured Events

Natural Gas: Good, Bad and Ugly Program on August 25  from 7 - 9 PM at Patrick Henry Library, 101 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA.
Helen Slottje, dynamic winner of the Goldman Award (Green Nobel), and her husband David will lead an interactive discussion about possible fracking in Virginia's GW National Forest and Northern Neck.
Co-sponsors are Sierra Club/Great Falls Group, 350 Loudoun, and Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions.
Contact is Linda Burchfiel at 703-506-4310 or
Gasping for Air: Carbon Pollution and Childhood Asthma Program on September 11 from 7-9 PM at Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, VA.
Come for a discussion on the impact of air pollution on childhood asthma with Dr. Abby Nerlinger, a pediatrician and environmental health advocate.
Co-sponsors are Great Falls Group and Herndon Environmental Network
Contact is Susan Bonney at



Breaking News!

The People's Climate March
Take advantage of this unparalleled opportunity in New York City on September 21 to let our world leaders know how urgently the public is calling for solutions to climate disruption--and how we need to move quickly from dirty fuels to clean energy. RSVP now. A GFG bus will be leaving from Fairfax County. Order tickets. Questions? Contact Susan Bonney at
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 VA.
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, email


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

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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."