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.
September/December 2013 issue of The Fall Line Newsletter is now availableThe Fall Line Newsletter is packed full of updates, including:
- Schedule of Fall General Meeting Programs
- Holiday Gala Announcement
- September Amazing Raise to benefit The Sierra Club Foundation
- Community Volunteer Calendar
- Member Interest Survey
Friendly Reminder about the Location and Day for Membership Meetings
Our meeting place and regular meeting day remain the same as the beginning of the year:
Jepson Alumni Center on the University of Richmond Campus, on each THIRD 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".