Category Archives: Songs and Stories

Radio Feature: Court Challenges to ACP


In a 5-minute feature story airing on April 30, 2019, WMRA’s Andrew Jenner brings us up to speed on the complicated landscape of environmental challenges to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The story includes interviews with Patrick Hunter (Southern Environmental Law Center), Lewis Freeman (Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance) and Karl Neddenien (Dominion spokesperson).

SUN SiNG Review


“To the River”, a new no pipeline anthem written by Joshua Vana and arranged, performed and filmed by the SUN SiNG collective, premiered at the SUN SiNG Concert: April 26, 2019.

There was no studio time in the creation of this video. “To the River” was recorded and filmed along the MVP & ACP fracked gas pipeline routes in areas of devastation using the Sun Bus. The Sun Bus is a cargo van with a concert level sound and recording system within it that is powered by the solar panels mounted to its roof. The Sun Bus was designed and custom built by SUN SING executive producer, Graham Smith-White.

The SUN SiNG project had these goals: 1) lift up the pipeline resistance and future lovin’ hearts of those long fighting the proposed Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines with a magical theatrical concert 2) tell the story of these corrupt robberies to the newcomer 3) create a new no pipeline anthem and song video for the work and messaging ahead for all pipeline fights everywhere 4) strengthen our ability to respond as a state and as a region to this serious threat 5) create a yes for the #SolaRevolution to come 6) have the SUN SiNG collective create trust, ensemble and an entire body of no pipeline music and art 7) empower new artists for ARTivism Virginia and 8) raise money to support Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice and the work ahead.

Thanks to all who made this possible. There were 60 volunteers in and in front of that theater on April 26 and every single one of them was generous, talented and essential. Together everyone joined joy with concern, and you are invited to do the same.

For “Who Will Sing for Me?” video portraits of each member of the SUN SiNG collective and a you tube link for this video go to ARTivism Virginia on you tube here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgOuscF5Bp8pMXD89KF68Qg/videos

Here’s just a glimpse of the power and magic brought to the SUN SiNG Concert: April 26 by ALL THE SAINTS THEATER COMPANY under the direction and with the creations of Lily Lamberta, SUN SiNG collective member. And this was just inside!

Videos and Slides from Spruce Creek Workshop

On behalf of Friends of Nelson and Jill and Richard Averitt, we thank those of you who spent your day with us at Spruce Creek in Nelson County a few weekends ago. We had an amazing time hearing from all of our speakers, connecting with old friends and making new ones, and enjoying the transition into this beautiful spring season.

Several speakers had slide presentations that they were not able to show (in the bright sunlight), and they have graciously shared them here:

Bill Limpert‘s presentation included:

  • Pipelines and Safety: Coatings and Geohazards
  • Bill’s letter to Virginia’s Department of Health and to the Department of Environmental Quality on possible public health impacts from the 3M Skotchkote Fusion Bonded Epoxy (FBE) used to coat the pipes for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP)
  • Letter to FERC by Tina L. Smusz, MD, endorsing pipeline coating concerns

Lakshmi Fjord‘s presentation included:

  • Slides on Atlantic Coast Pipeline Map of Injustice
  • A four minute video with Primilla Malik of Protect Orange County in Minisink NY, where in 2012 FERC approved a large compressor station, built near many homes, as part of a natural gas pipeline project. Since then many residents have been “Home Sick with Toxic Emissions”

Tom Hadwin‘s Slides on the economic need (actually, the lack thereof!) for the ACP, and the other available options.

Thanks to Chris Tandy from 350 Loudoun, we now have a YouTube link to the video of each speaker. If you couldn’t make it or just want to hear all the speakers again all six are available for watching here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4OGrXDDKsSF7RF3funcKiA

Please consider spreading the news by sending links to one of your favorites to friends and family. Again, thank you for participating in the gathering and making it a real success.

Together we are stronger!

SUN SiNG: April 26, 2019 – Get Your Tickets!


An inspiring theatrical concert evening to lift our resistance and future lovin’ souls. Let’s get together as a state, a region.

April 26, 2019, 6:00 PM (doors open 5:00PM),
Jefferson Theater, Downtown Mall, Charlottesville, VA.

Make your plan. Get yer tics! http://bit.ly/SunSingTix

Very kid friendly. All proceeds go to Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice


Who Will Sing for Me? Virginia Greene will.  Virginia Greene is serving the SUN SiNG collective as wildlife painter, and consultant. She designed the SUN SiNG logo and shirts.

Each member of the SUN SiNG collective has chosen to sing for a particular pipeline endangered creature and a series of ARTivist portraits is being released now as “Who Will Sing for Me?” See them all here.

Another exciting guest ARTivist for the SUN SiNG Concert: April 26 will be 1000 Flags 1000 Waters with Mara Eve Robbins. You can join her outside the theater starting at 4 pm and make a flag of your own. We promise an immediate chance to dance em and wave em high. SUN SiNG doors open at 5. Concert begins promptly at 6.

SUN SiNG: April 26, 2019


Meet the SUN SiNG Collective, working now to create a new no pipeline anthem and song video and a theatrical concert evening to lift up our resistance and future lovin’ souls.  April 26, 6-9 pm. The Jefferson Theater, Charlottesville.

Each member of the SUN SiNG collective has chosen to sing for a particular pipeline endangered creature and a series of ARTivist portraits is being released now as “Who Will Sing for Me?” See them here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgOuscF5Bp8pMXD89KF68Qg/videos

All proceeds go to Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice.

Affordable Tickets now on sale:  http://bit.ly/SunSingTi