No Stadium in the Bottom Petition
Please sign the We Are Boycotting Flying Squirrels/Shockoe Stadium Proposal Petition.
There are many reasons to oppose a stadium in Shockoe Bottom: the questionable finances of the developers' plan, parking, traffic, leaving the best and most accessible site for baseball in the city and disrespecting the incredible history of what once was the largest slave-trading district north of New Orleans. Some of us are county residents who do not want to travel into the Bottom for a baseball game.
Plastic Paradise Screening
Due to technical difficulties, Plastic Paradise was not shown at its original scheduled time. The RVA Environmental Film Festival is excited to announce that the screening of Plastic Paradise has been rescheduled for Monday, March 10 at 7:00 PM at Tuckahoe Library!
The film will be followed by a Question and Answer Session with Angela Sun, the director of the film, via Skype.
Plastic Paradise is Angela Sun’s journey of discovery to one of the most remote places on Earth, Midway Atoll, to uncover the truth behind the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Along the way she encounters scientists, industry, legislators and activists who shed light on what our society’s vast consumption of disposable plastic is doing to our oceans, and what it may be doing to our health.
This event is free and open to the public!
Additional information about the film is available on the RVA EFF website: rvaenvironmentalfilmfestival.com
March 2014 General Meeting
Please join us on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Jepson Alumni Center - U of R Campus for "Establishing Habitat for Pollinating Insects with Native Wildflowers & Shrubs".
Bob Glennon, the private lands biologist for Virginia Tech responsible for serving the clients of the USDA, NRCS, and the Va. Department of Game and Inland Fisheries in southeastern Virginia has 30 years of service working in 20 states for the NRCS and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. He has years of experience working with native plants for conservation efforts. Mr. Glennon will explain why plant selection is so important in providing optimal habitat for our native pollinators - the right plants for the job. He will share with us the keys to successfully establishing a pollinator garden.
Also, we’ll have a brief presentation on efforts to bring Co-Housing to Richmond.
Big Yard Sale coming up in Spring 2014
Mark your 2014 Sierra Club calendar for the week of Monday, May 12 through Saturday, May 17th, when FOJG members, friends and family will once again engage in the ultimate recycling event on the UR campus.
We will be ramping up collections during the several weekends before graduation weekend and we will need a couple of crews to cruise the campus collecting the early discards. We’ll be asking for volunteers for the weekend scavenger crews in the next Fall Line. John Zeugner will be coordinating this and his number is 804-288-5005.
Monday, May 12th is the biggest collection day and we will need as many volunteers as possible. Think about inviting your family members, neighbors or young men you know who could use a day’s work and offer to pay them for their help. If you can afford it, it would benefit us all.
Look for the sign-up sheets in the April-June newsletter, reserve your spaces and help us maximize our efforts and help the group!