Saturday, October 27, 2012

Mayor Lioneld Jordan and Alderman Matthew Petty endorsed for reelection by Ozark Headwaters Group of Arkansas Chapter of Sierra Club

Sierra Club Endorses Lioneld Jordan for Mayor, Matthew Petty for Ward 2

The Sierra Club's Ozark Headwaters Group has endorsed Lioneld Jordan for Mayor of Fayetteville and Matthew Petty for Ward 2 Alderman in the November 6 election.
“During our endorsement process,” said Chairman Aubrey Shepherd, “Mayor Jordan stood out for his vision, temperament, and effective leadership in working with the City Council to enact important ordinances. During his current term in office, Fayetteville adopted the state’s first Low-Impact Development Ordinance, the state’s first Energy Efficient Residential Building Code, and the state’s first Streamside Protection Ordinance. In addition, he secured state and federal grant funds to open the Green Jobs Training Center in Fayetteville and establish the Energy Efficiency Revolving Loan Fund to help local non-profit groups make improvements to their buildings. Jordan is a member of the Sierra Club and has twice been named the Outstanding Local Government Official by the Sierra Club of Arkansas.”
“While both Jordan and Coody bring environmental credentials to the race,” he added, “the Sierra Club believes Lioneld Jordan has a more impressive record of environmental accomplishments and a stronger ability to involve residents and mobilize people for practical action that will help keep Fayetteville a great place to live, work, and raise a family.”
“Ward 2 Alderman Matthew Petty, during his first term on the City Council, consistently considered the environmental impact of all proposals and offered fresh ideas for making our community more livable. He co-sponsored the City’s new Energy Efficient Residential Building Code,” noted Shepherd. “As a member of the Street Committee, he has been a vocal advocate for expanding trails and sidewalks and for adding additional bicycle lanes on existing city streets.”
Petty is a former Chairman of the OHG Sierra Club’s Executive Committee. His priorities are reducing sprawl, improving alternative transportation, and expanding recycling to increase the diversion rate of solid waste from landfills.
In making this decision, Sierra Club members began looking carefully at the major candidates in September, reviewing records and responses to questionnaires this month. The endorsements are based on candidate responses to the Sierra Club questionnaire, records of achievements in office, and individual history of working with the Club on key environmental issues. The specific issues on the questionnaires included water quality, energy conservation, transportation, and recycling.
“We reserve our political endorsements for candidates we believe will be outstanding advocates of natural-resource conservation and, more importantly, who can work effectively to achieve actual results,” Shepherd said. “Our endorsements are for individuals who have shown a deep commitment to environmental protection to ensure a better quality of life for all by protecting the health and safety of our residents."
Both candidates received unanimous support from the Executive Committee and the Political Committee.
The Sierra Club is dedicated to the preservation, protection, and exploration of the earth’s natural environment. The non-profit environmental organization founded in 1892 has approximately 3,000 members in Arkansas and 1,100 members in the Ozark Headwaters Group region of Northwest Arkansas.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

David Whitaker receives endorsement of national and Arkansas state chapter executive committee of Sierra Club for election to Arkansas House of Representatives

Dear Sierra Club Member:

The Club's State Political Committee and State Chapter Executive Committee is endorsing David Whitaker for State House of Representatives, District 85. This endorsement is based on (1) the candidate's public records; (2) his responses to a series of detailed questions about environmental issues; and (3) our assessment of the candidate's likely effectiveness as a state senator with attention to environmental values.

Please consider voting for Mr. Whitaker on Tuesday, November 6 (or through early voting). And as always, please exercise your right and responsibility to vote.

Political Committee
Executive Committee
Sierra Club-Arkansas Chaptera

Monday, October 22, 2012

Megan supports her father, Lioneld Jordan, for reelection as early voting begins at 8 a.m. Monday

Please click on individual images to ENLARGE.
Dickson Street at College Avenue

Early voting times and places listed in elevator
Parking deck full from top to bottom level at 8:00 a.m. Monday, Oct 22, 2012 

Friday, October 5, 2012

Jane Goodall at University of Arkansas TONIGHT

Jane Goodall's crowd may have been largest in Barnhill Arena since Razorback basketball stopped playing there.

Youngsters who already worship Goodall and understand her message of hope for saving the planet dominate line of thousands wanting their Goodall books signed.

On October 5, 2012, Dr. Goodall will give a keynote speech at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR.

In her speech, Making a Difference, Dr. Goodall, will bring her audience into the world of the Gombe chimpanzees―from her early observations and experiences to the latest news and stories from the field.
Dr. Goodall will also share information about the work of the Jane Goodall Institute, which continues her pioneering research and celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2012. Today, the Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa, and Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots, the Institute’s global environmental and humanitarian youth program.
In Making a Difference, Dr. Goodall will provide insight into the person behind the globe-trotting international icon:  a UN Messenger of Peace, Dame of the British Empire, and the subject of countless articles and television programs around the world.  She will also discuss the current threats facing the planet and her reasons for hope in these complex times, encouraging everyone in the audience to do their part to make a positive difference each and every day.
A book signing will follow Dr. Goodall’s speech. Books and JGI memberships will be available for sale on site.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dine Out for Peace today only

Please forward to friends!
Dine Out for Peace will be a one-day restaurant fundraising event held in Northwest Arkansas . The funds raised will benefit Peace at Home Family Shelter, allowing them to continue to provide comprehensive support services to those impacted by domestic violence.
It's SO easy to participate! All you have to do is eat at any of our 14 participating restaurants on October 4 and a portion of your bill will be donated to Peace at Home. That's it! The event is all day, so eat out and eat out often!
Participating Restaurants:
Vetro 1925 Ristorante
Jammin Java
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Emelia's Kitchen
Fresco Cafe and Pub
U.S. Pizza Co.
Loafin Joe's
Lucky Luke's BBQ
Sassy's Red House
Spiedini Italian Grill
bhk on the square
Thanks for all you do.
Peace at Home Family Shelter