Category Archives: Events

Save the Date!


When Dominion cancelled the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on July 5, 2020, we couldn’t celebrate in person, but we hope we can celebrate in person on the one year anniversary!

Let’s Celebrate!

Friends of Nelson is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting to celebrate the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline!

Click the link below to join us on Sept 5th at 7pm 
 
Topic: A Zoom Celebration!
Time: Sep 5, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
 
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We All Want to Celebrate Together!


We all want to celebrate the cancellation of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline!  We’ve been imagining for years what our big, well-deserved celebration party might be like. But in the Covid world, celebrating together is not an option right now. So (dependent on Covid status) – Friends of Nelson will be planning a big celebration for a year from now. Perhaps the one-year anniversary, July 5, 2021, or perhaps in fall of 2021 when it is cooler. You will all be invited! We WILL celebrate together!

“Robeson Rises” Film Screening and Panel


Join the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter on Wednesday, July 1 for a free film screening of “Robeson Rises,” followed by group discussion from panelists fighting pipelines across VA, NC and WV.  . The film, by Michael Pogoloff, is a project of EcoRobeson, Appalachian Voices and Green Hero Films.

Pre-register for free tickets here.  You will receive the link after registering.

The Sierra Club is honored to have as panelists: Donna Chavis of Lumberton, NC (Atlantic Coast Pipeline), Alma White of Chesapeake, VA (Southside Connector); La’Veesha Allen Rollins of Charles City County (Header Improvement Project, C4GT, Chickahominy Gas Plants); Lynn Wilson of Henrico, VA (Header Improvement Project); Chad Oba of Buckingham, VA (Atlantic Coast Pipeline); and Maury Johnson of Monroe, WV (Mountain Valley Pipeline)
*Please check back for event updates*

Wednesday, July 1, 6:30-8:00pm
6:40-7:00pm Film Screening
7:00-7:30pm Panelist Presentation
7:30-8:00pm Q&A
Questions? Please contact jessica.sims@sierraclub.org
The film is being presented through Working Films

Webinar on Environmental Justice Scheduled for June 17

From Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance ABRA Update #279, June 4, 2020

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is sponsoring a webinar on environmental justice on Wednesday, June 17, from 6-8 pm. The event is being conducted by Skeo Solutions, with which DEQ has contracted to assist it in seeking public input on how the agency can advance environmental justice concepts through its programs. For registration information on participating in the webinar, click here.

Wild VA Film Festival – Online


Join Wild Virginia for music, environmental films, door prizes, and speakers. ALL ONLINE!! Launching on World Environment Day, the festival will be available to you for 48 hours. The first 100 people to sign up will be entered into a drawing for some special prizes and if you find the code word during the festival you will be eligible for another prize!

Sign up here!

Once you sign up, Wild Virginia will send you a password to watch the show.