FOJG Holiday Gala 2013
Please join us on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at 6:30 PM at the Science Museum of Virginia for a lovely evening of fellowship with other environmentalists. Enjoy a catered buffet dinner from Sharper Palate, our guest speaker Ben Greenberg - nature photographer and author of Natural Virginia (to be released 3/2014), a raffle with exciting prizes and the presentation of the Green Giant Award. Seating is limited so make your reservations now!
Send a check payable to Sierra Club to Anne Repp, 2221 Monument Ave., Richmond 23220
or pay by credit card via Eventbrite at
Deadline is noon on Wed, Dec. 11th. Members $30.00 Non-Members $35.00
Members whose last names begin A-L please bring an appetizer to share.
Members whose last names begin M-Z, please bring a dessert to share.
Composting provided by Natural Organic Process Enterprises.
December 2013/March 2014 issue of The Fall Line Newsletter is now availableThe Fall Line Newsletter is packed full of updates, including:
- Schedule of Winter & Spring General Meeting Programs
- Holiday Gala Announcement
- FOJG Volunteer Opportunities
- Article about the Mayor's Shockoe Bottom Stadium Proposal (We're against it!)
- Articles about our Pollinator Campaign
- Summary of Member Interest Survey Results
RECYCLING BREAKTHROUGH! 2013–2014
A Contest for Students in Elementary and Secondary Schools
The Sierra Club Falls of the James Group announces
RECYCLING BREAKTHROUGH! 2013–2014, a contest for students
in Elementary and Secondary Schools.
To foster greater recycling participation throughout the Richmond metropolitan area and neighboring counties by creating practical new programs to promote recycling.
First prize is $1,000!
For more details see our Recycling Breakthrough Contest page.
FoJG Wins National Sierra Club Award
The Sierra Club Falls of the James Group is among the organizations that will be receiving national awards from the Sierra Club this year. The Richmond based group will receive the Denny and Ida Wilcher Award that recognizes excellence in fundraising and membership development. For the past 16 years, this group has put on an annual Big Yard Sale in cooperation with the University of Richmond and Goodwill Industries that helps recycle items left behind by students at the end of the school year while also serving as a fundraiser for the groups involved.
Accompanied by a $3,000 prize, the award will be accepted by the Group's Chair, Adele MacLean, on behalf of the entire Falls of the James Group at the ceremony September 21st in San Francisco. Group members have worked tirelessly year-to-year to keep recyclables out of our landfill as proceeds go into such recent efforts as the refitting of the Otis Elevator Building into the Richmond Hostel and a recycling contest for area Middle Schools.
The above information is available in a press release.