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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.

Join ARTivism on Thursdays through June

Join ARTivism from 7-8 on Thursday evenings through June as they bring us the SUN SiNG in Place Concert Series (May 21, June 4, June 18) and Street SiNG Workshop Series (May 14, May 28, June 11, June 25).

STREET SiNG Workshops are bi-weekly hour long zoom workshops to cultivate skills, art and agreements for future environmental events in Virginia. Each workshop will have time for a teach in and time for participation. Pre-registration required. Additional information here.

“SUN SiNG iN PLACE” is an online concert series from ARTivism Virginia featuring music from individual SUN SiNG Collective members and those they’re quarantined with, as well as guest ARTivists and leaders in the fight against the Mountain Valley, Atlantic Coast, and MVP Southgate pipelines, and other threatening fracked gas infrastructure in our region.

Environmental resistance music, poetry, guest speaker updates, video and action alerts. Uplift promised.  Live on Facebook: www.facebook.com/artivismvirginia/ on Vimeo: www.vimeo.com/artivismvirginia/ and and on YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/artivismvirginia/ Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/211320550098945/20550098945/

See the May 7 concert here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTL9prwtaoo

Movement-Building May


Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) is excited to announce “Movement-Building May: A Month of Digital Climate Activism!”

In the world of coronavirus, we know more than ever how important it is to listen to science and build a strong, resilient community. That’s why we at the Chesapeake Climate Action Network are celebrating May Day by kicking off a month of trainings, discussions, and more. You’ll learn all about how to level up your advocacy — without leaving your home.

Now is the time to build the skills we need so as soon as we’re able to take to the streets again, we’ll be ready for massive organized action. Join us. Sign up here for “Movement-Building May” events.

So sign up today before the seats fill up:

Wild Virginia’s Online Film Festival


Missing the Wild Virginia Film Festival? We are too. But COVID-19 is not stopping Wild Virginia from bringing you environmental films, speakers, music and prizes.

Join them for Wild Virginia’s online film festival: Wild Streams!  June 5, 2020, 6-7 pm

To help get us all through until we can gather again in-person for the Film Festival, they are planning a night of inspiring music, film, and entertainment for you.

Register here and they will send you a password to watch the show. They’ll be kicking off the festival on World Environment Day: Friday, June 5th. So, grab your favorite beverage, relax from your living room, and get ready to be inspired!

Friends of Buckingham Spring Celebration – POSTPONED


Due to the coronavirus and a desire to keep all of us as safe and healthy as possible, the Friends of Buckingham Spring Celebration is cancelled (for now). We are all so excited to gather with you and celebrate our shared good work, but we’ll have to wait a while yet to do so.

When: Saturday, March 28, 2020, 11 AM – 3 PM
Where: The “B.A.R.N.” (Buckingham Agriculture Resource Network), 11851 W James Anderson Hwy, Buckingham, VA 23921

Join Friends of Buckingham, Appalachian Voices, and friends for a spring party to celebrate the 4th Circuit Court victory over the Buckingham Compressor Station! Hurray, Union Hill! Hurray, Environmental Justice!

This is an opportunity to show gratitude for all the hard work we’ve put in the last 5 years with the help of allies and partners across the region. We’ll recap where we’ve been and share what is coming up next. Fun games, activities, and music (feel free to bring an instrument if you like). Potluck style. Please bring a dish to share!

Please RSVP to Lara Mack at 540-246-9720 or lcmack4286@gmail.com by March 21, 2020.

We’ll send additional information out closer to the date. Keep an eye on your inboxes for updates in a couple of weeks!

Warmly,
Friends of Buckingham, Appalachian Voices, and friends

Wild Virginia Film Festival

Hidden Rivers – Preview from Freshwaters Illustrated on Vimeo.

Wild Virginia is hosting their own special film festival this year!

They will be bringing audiences the award-winning film Hidden Rivers, along with several other short films that highlight our rivers, streams, and forests and how we can protect them.

Ten years in the making, Hidden Rivers is Freshwaters Illustrated’s newest feature film that explores the rivers and streams of the Southern Appalachian region, North America’s most biologically rich waters. The film follows the work of conservation biologists and explorers throughout the region, and reveals both the beauty and vulnerability of these ecosystems.

May 5, 2020, at Visulite Theater in Staunton, 6:30 pm – BUY TICKETS

May 6, 2020, at Violet Crown in Charlottesville, 6:30 pm – BUY TICKETS

Wild Virginia expects both shows to sell out quickly, so buy your tickets now.