• Speak up for a stronger Data Center Zoning Ordinance

    UPDATED 7/17/24 There are more data centers in Northern Virginia than anywhere else in the world. The lure of revenue from data centers for our locales is significant, but so…


  • Virginia’s General Assembly: some wins and a long road

    How did the 2024 General Assembly go? In this year’s General Assembly, Nature Forward selected a handful of bills to track dealing with natural resources / trees, solar energy, and…


  • Data Centers in Maryland

    Data centers are large buildings that store computers to process and store data. There are many different types of data centers, and each one specializes in storing or processing data…


  • 2024 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Priorities

    2024 Virginia General Assembly Legislative Priorities (Updated as of 4/26/24 @ 11:35am) This year’s Virginia General Assembly, when legislators get together to make a new set of laws, takes place…


  • Help Save Fairfax County Parks!

    Dear Friend, We need YOUR help next week to protect Fairfax County parks!  Over the past two years, Nature Forward and the Fairfax Parks Coalition won $2 million in funding for…


  • DC Environment Budget Testimony

    On April 6, 2023, Nature Forward submitted testimony on Washington, DC’s FY24 budget for the Department of Energy and Environment. We focused on the following key issues:  Out of the…


  • Maryland & Montgomery County Forest Wins

    Montgomery County and the State of Maryland have both just passed legislations to update their forest conservation laws. Both are historic wins for Maryland’s forests, and both expand protections for…


  • Maryland General Assembly 2023 Wrap Up!

    April 10th marked the end of the 2023 Maryland General Assembly. We are excited to report that ALL of Nature Forward’s MDG23 priority bills passed and are now waiting for…


  • Take Action: Don’t Let the Mayor Delay DC’s Climate Commitments

    We are asking you to help NOW to persuade the Mayor and Council to implement the Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS) program as scheduled this year. Buildings are DC’s biggest…


  • Advocating for a Beyond Gas DC

    Beyond Gas Since 2020 Nature Forward works with DC Sierra Club, Interfaith Power and Light, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Washington Interfaith Network, and many other partners to help push the…