68] – Counting is Caring: Join the Great Backyard Bird Count begins on Valentine’s Day, Friday, February 14, and continues through Monday, February 17. And when the latest science shows that two-thirds of North American birds are threatened by climate change, there is no better time to get involved. The GBBC is a free, fun, and family-friendly way to support bird conservation. Here’s how it works: spend as little as 15 minutes on one or more days of the count tallying birds in your community, and then submit your lists online. The data collected by volunteers from around the world powers conservation initiatives and helps us better understand how climate change will impact the birds we all love. Go to
69] –On Fri., Feb. 14 from 10 to 11 AM, get outside the NRA - National Rifle Association of America, 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax 22030. Come out for the monthly vigil, held the 14th of each month and originally began in memory of the victims of Sandy Hook, December, 14, 2012. Sadly, the 14th now is also in memory of the 17 killed and 17 others injured when a gunman opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018. Honor the memory of all those killed and injured by gun violence.
It is also important that we show our support to the Virginia General Assembly for common sense gun reforms like universal background checks, one-gun-a-month, and an assault weapon ban. Visit https://www.facebook.com/events/877384216049854/.
70] – The GW Institute for Korean Studies and the East Asia National Resource Center present a Korea Policy Forum “Energy Cooperation between Korea and the U.S.: Opportunities and Challenges" on Fri., Feb. 14 from 2 to 4 PM in Room 505, Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University, 1957 E Street NW, WDC 20052. RSVP https://www.eventbrite.com/e/energy-cooperation-between-korea-and-the-us-opportunities-and-challenges-tickets-93165788381.