All great ideas start with one person, but they certainly do not end there. The Virginia Alliance for a Cleaner Environment (VACE) was no different. Back in April at Power Shift 2011, Virginia environmentalists were gathered in the state breakout room to talk about various issues in the state. Mountaintop removal, off-shore wind versus off-shore drilling, uranium mining, campus coal plants, and hydraulic fracturing were all recognized as problems faced in in Virginia. But we do not have to face these things alone.