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.
We will have two options for signing up to volunteer for the festival:
Sierra Club Slave Trail Walk - Sunday, March 30!
Ralph White, former Director of the James River Park System, and long
time Sierra Club volunteer, will lead a walk of the historic and sacred Slave Trail as follows:
DATE: Sunday, March 30, 2014 (Rain Date Sunday, April 6)
TIME: 9:30 am (Tour is 2 to 2.5 hours followed by lunch)
GROUP SIZE: Limit of 25 people
FEES: Free to Sierra Club Members; $5 for non-members (waived if you join!)
MEET: Ancarrow’s Landing Parking Lot on Bander Street
DIRECTIONS: Click here
RESERVATIONS: Email Carolyn Crighton - email@example.com, or call at 804-382-8275. Please include your name, email address, and best phone number. The first 25 people will be scheduled.
More information about the slave trail is available in this flyer.
April 2014 General Meeting
Please join us on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Jepson Alumni Center - U of R Campus for "Global Climate Change: Turning Knowledge into Power" presented by Dr. David Kitchen.
Dr. Kitchen, associate dean for strategic planning and professor in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond teaches courses in geology and climate and in 2013 published a textbook on climate change, Global Climate Change: Turning Knowledge into Action. The book summary reads as follows: the science of climate change is a complex subject that balances the physical record and scientific fact with politics, policy, and ethics - and is of particular importance to the geosciences.
Taking a cross-disciplinary approach, Dr. Kitchen examines not only the physical science, but the social, economic, political, energy, and environmental issues surrounding climate change. His goal: to turn knowledge into action, equipping citizens with the knowledge and critical skills to make informed decisions, separate facts from fiction, and participate in the public debate.
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.