Who we are

Background

CVILLE100 is a coalition of non-profit organizations with a climate mission that work across the state. For-profit companies in the energy efficiency, renewable energy, and other allied fields are eligible to fully participate in Cville100’s programs as non-voting, affiliate members. In 2018, our first year, 14 non-profits joined the coalition, and more will be welcome to affiliate. We are incorporated as a 501-c3 and are led by an Executive Committee that is elected by our member organizations.

Our coalition was launched to strengthen the climate movement in the Charlottesville-Albemarle County region. Environmental groups in the region realized the need to get out of information silos and to communicate and support each other's efforts in climate action. We offer communication, news, and a venue for member groups to enlist the cooperation of other members to support their actions and programs. Monthly membership meetings include discussion of the city, county and UVA's climate action efforts, as well as member group reports on their program. All of the announcements are posted in a Google doc that is circulated to our Google group. Importantly, Cville100 does not itself take any advocacy positions. Instead we actively facilitate members to enlist other willing members for advocacy.

Meetings

General meetings of our members are held on the third Tuesday of the month, from 6:30 to 8 pm on Zoom. Announcements with directions to join the meeting are sent to the mailing list. If you would like to be included on the announcements and mailing list please contact cville100.climate@gmail.com. We welcome community members to join our meetings to learn about all of the actions of our member organizations.

Mission, Purpose and Activities

Cville100 is organized as a coalition of nonprofit organizations and associations in the Charlottesville/Albemarle County region. The goal of the Cville100 coalition is to educate and mobilize all sectors of the Charlottesville and Albemarle County community to work for the mitigation and - if possible - for the reversal of the climate crisis. This goal shall be enabled in large part by providing facilities for communication about members’ climate-related programs and encouraging support for them between members of the coalition.



Environmental Justice Values Statement

Cville100 and its member organizations are working to support a safe, healthy and clean environment for all people, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin or ancestry, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or income, in any of its activities or operations. For too long, economically disadvantaged communities, tribal communities, and communities of color have been exposed to a disproportionate amount of toxic pollution and the impacts of climate change such as deadlier storms, intense heatwaves, and devastating droughts. We strive to meaningfully involve and value the voices and views of environmental justice communities to ensure that solutions to environmental challenges leave no communities or regions behind. Our work is to support an end to pollution, and to minimize the risks and impact of damage caused by climate change.