Welcome to WHCA

Next Quarterly Meeting, Monday, January 29,2018

Deadline for submissions for next WHCA Newsletter, November 30.  Please send articles, ideas, ads, photos, recipes, etc. to Josh Goodman at jgoodman929@yahoo.com


All WHCA adults are invited to a party to celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, and all winter holidays at Ann and Jeff Hawkins’ home on Saturday, December 16 at 7 PM.

WHCA will provide the paper goods and soft drinks and all are asked to bring a dish to share and BYOB.  Please RSVP to Kristin Haynes at hayneskristin@hotmail.com by December 12.

Check out the International Dark Sky Association at  http://www.darksky.org  and learn lots more about light pollution, especially if you are a lover of the rapidly vanishing fireflies — these have always been one of the delights of childhood! And check out some other links under Environmental Resources under “Helpful Resources”

Invitation to Solar Energy Event

Solar Celebration in Northern Virginia
Friday, December 1
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
North Gate Vineyard
16031 Hillsboro Road
Purcellville, VA 20132

Come celebrate our solar successes in Virginia over the last few years, hear about our new name and vision for the future, and mingle with fellow solar supporters! You can also learn about exciting new ways to get involved with Solar United Neighbors, including our emerging work on electric vehicles, membership program, and new campaigns to democratize Virginia’s rural electric cooperatives and engage solar supporters to make their voices heard at the Virginia General Assembly.

Enjoy wine and light appetizers, meet and connect with solar supporters like you, and support a local business that went solar! North Gate Vineyard in Purcellville is a LEED Gold certified winery with a 22 kW solar array.

Whether you’re a solar homeowner, a member of Solar United Neighbors, interested in going solar, or just a Virginia resident who loves solar, you are invited to celebrate with us!

Can’t make it to this event? Join us at another upcoming solar celebration:

  • D.C. Solar Celebration on Sunday, November 19 at Right Proper Brewing Company – Brookland Production House & Tasting Room, a D.C. brewery that went solar.
  • Solar Celebration in Frederick, Maryland on Saturday, December 9 at Atta Boy Brewing Company, in collaboration with McCutcheon’s Apple Products, a Frederick business that went solar.

We hope to see you there!