The People's Climate MarchThe People's Climate March on Sunday, September 21 in New York City is shaping up to be the biggest climate march in history! Thousands of people will be going up to New York to show that we care about our climate, our communities, and our futures! World leaders including President Obama will be meeting in the city for the 2014 UN Climate Summit. This is our chance to show international leaders that we demand global climate action!
We are coming together to show the world that our Greater RVA community cares about climate action! We want to invite you to come with the VA Chapter of the Sierra Club up to New York City. Come and be a part of this exciting moment in history!
The Sierra Club Foundation included in this year’s Amazing RaiseThe Sierra Club Foundation is to be listed as a participant in September’s "Amazing Raise", a fundraising campaign designed to help nonprofit 501c3 organizations in the Richmond and central Virginia area raise funds. This campaign lasts only 36 hours and begins at 6 am on Wednesday September 17 and lasts until 6 pm on Thursday, September 18. This is your time to help your local organization raise funds and help it compete for special prizes offered by The Community Foundation. We ask all Sierrans to participate.
Donations are accepted on internet only using Visa, Mastercard, Discover or American Express credit or debit card. Cash and checks are not accepted. The minimum donation is $25, there is no maximum. Please be aware that your $50 donation to The Sierra Club Foundation will help qualify The Sierra Club Foundation for one of many prizes: grand prize, the early bird prize, a procrastinator prize, or 1st, 2nd, or 3rd prize, and many others.
To make your donation just go to www.theamazingraise.org and choose Sierra Club Foundation. You may even choose to make a gift in honor or memory of someone such as Erich Von Ruffer, a Sierra Club member who recently passed. Unless you decide to donate anonymously your name will be shared with The Sierra Club Foundation. There is no fee to donate and you will receive an immediate acknowledgement, thank you, and printable tax receipt for 100% of your donation.
Coordinated donations make for the best chance of winning a prize. Check back here to see the most recent strategies for making the most of your donation. If you’d like to participate in a team of Sierran donors contact email@example.com.
Sept/Dec 2014 issue of The Fall Line Newsletter is now availableThe Fall Line Newsletter is packed full of updates, including:
- Falls of the James Group supports attendance at the Annual Virginia State Chapter Gathering
- The Sierra Club Foundation included in this year’s Amazing Raise
- Fall General Meeting Program Schedule
- The Falls of the James Group Holiday Celebration to be held on Monday, December 8th, at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
- FoJG Help Wanted!
- 2014 17th Big Yard Sale a Huge Success
Update about the Location and Day for Membership MeetingsOur meeting place remains the same as the beginning of the year. However, the regular meeting day has changed! Jepson Alumni Center on the University of Richmond Campus, on each SECOND Wednesday!
A few notes about this location:
- Official Jepson Alumni Center written directions and link to map: http://events.richmond.edu/jepson-alumni-center/directions.html
- If you prefer to use a mapping website or GPS,
use the following address for the best directions:
101 College Road
Richmond, VA 23229
- In Google Maps, the building is labeled "Alumni Relations".
September 2014 General Meeting & ProgramPlease join us on Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Jepson Alumni Center - U of R Campus for "Toxic Chemicals in Virginia: What are the Risks? What are the Remedies?" with Professor Noah Sachs, Director, Merhige Center for Environmental Studies, University of Richmond School of Law.
Professor Sachs is a nationally known environmental law expert, with a focus on climate change, toxic substances and hazardous waste regulation. He has been outspoken about recent toxic spills in Virginia: the crude oil train spill in Lynchburg, the Dan River coal ash spill and tracking EPA’s efforts to clean the state’s Superfund sites.
Did you know that Richmond is the asthma capitol of the U.S.? Come and find out why!
Eagle Pontoon Boat Tour/Sierra Club FundraiserMike Ostrander has rescheduled the eagle trip pontoon boat ride on the James that was cancelled in the spring (5/10/14) due to bad weather to Saturday 9/27/14 from 4-7 pm. 11 of the nearly 30 people scheduled to go on the May trip have resigned to go that day. The maximum number of people who can go are 30. The cost is $55 with $10 per person going to the Sierra Club.
Get more information and to sign up on the FoJG Wildlife Tour Page.