Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Council of Neighborhoods meeting videos from August 30 and from July plus agenda for August 30, 2012, meeting: Everyone welcome

AGENDA FOR THE FAYETTEVILLE COUNCIL OF NEIGHBORHOODS Thursday, August 30, 2012 6:00 p.m. Room 326, City Hall Call to Order 1. Introduction of neighborhood representatives OLD BUSINESS 2. Continued planning for FCON sponsored Mayoral Forum scheduled for September 27, 2012 3. Neighborhood Updates & Chair report NEW BUSINESS 4. Agenda Items for October meeting October is annual FCON election and renewal of neighborhood memberships are due in October. 5. Announcements Adjourn

Yvonne Richardson Center fund-raiser Aug. 28, 2012

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Roots Festival 2012 Fayetteville, AR, schedule and other detail at Official Web site linked below

Please click on invidual images to ENLARGE for easy reading Several people asked a single question: When does John Prine perform. The answer: KUAF MAINSTAGE Saturday night at 9. Presented by KUAF 91.3fm 6:30pm – 7:10pm – JOY KILLS SORROW 7:20pm – 8:00pm – GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV 8:10pm – 8:50pm – DARRELL SCOTT 8:50pm – 9:10pm – Intermission 9:15pm – 10:30pm – JOHN PRINE Roots Festival schedule, video intro and many other wonderful bits of information for Thursday through Sunday August 23-26, 2012

Saturday NIGHT John Prine at 9 p.m. KUAF MAINSTAGE Presented by KUAF 91.3fm 6:30pm – 7:10pm – JOY KILLS SORROW 7:20pm – 8:00pm – GREGORY ALAN ISAKOV 8:10pm – 8:50pm – DARRELL SCOTT 8:50pm – 9:10pm – Intermission 9:15pm – 10:30pm – JOHN PRINE

Monday, August 13, 2012

Frou Gallagher with brother, daughter and friend

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Frou Gallagher and her brother, Barry Graham

Frou's daughter Summer Flowers Gallagher & Frou's brother, Barry Graham

Summer Flowers Gallagher, Leah Garrett, Frou Gallagher & Barry Graham

Friday, August 10, 2012

Searching google to find story about wildfire started by Arkansas Highway Department mowers on I 540, didn't find recent story, but spotted links to a couple of earlier similar events: When will we ever learn, when will we ever learn? Long time passes

  1. Arkansas wildfires: 33 acres burned Monday |
    Aug 9, 2010 – ... This Morning'. Southbound I-430 (Photo: AHTD... Be mindful that sparks from lawn mowers and hay baling equipment can start a wildfire.
  2. August In Arkansas Brings Threat Of Wildfires |
    Aug 5, 2008 – Eight wildfires broke out in the state Monday, after 13 broke out Sunday... Property owners should be mindful that sparks from lawn mowers and hay baling equipment can start a wildfire... Southbound I-430 (Photo: AHTD...
  3. Fire Safe Council of Nevada County: Are You Doing The Right Thing ...
    Jul 25, 2012 – July 25, 2012 - Each year fire departments respond to thousands offires ... over to the side of the road, if you live in a wildland area you need to ... Beware - Lawn mowers are designed to mow lawns, not dry grass, weeds or rocks! A grass- hidden rock is enough to start a fire when struck by a metal blade.

UA portion of Town Branch of the West Fork of the White River bank-restoration project nearing completion

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Thanks to Matthew A. Van Eps, the engineer who drew up the plan for the project, for holding up a photo of the same spot before work began. Watershed Conservation

Chase Missy at Gulley Park 9 Aug 2012 big hit with huge audience: See official government channel video of event next week

Chase Missy at Gulley Park in Fayetteville AR on August 9, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Progress on the green front

The Inside Dirt
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RALLY! RALLY! RALLY! Congrats to Vermont and Maine Sierra Club activists who gathered by the hundreds in Burlington, Vermont, last week to protest tar sands oil in front of a meeting of New England governors.

SURVEY SAYS... Last week the Sierra Club and the National Council of La Raza released a "Latinos and the Environment" poll - which revealed some impressive numbers about Latino opinions on climate change, clean energy, and more.

It landed some great media hits and again showed that 100% of Americans love Bilingual Media Strategist Javier Sierra.

MIND THE GAP- Send your praise to Sierra Club Graphic Designer Libby Egan for this awesome "National Parks Transit Authority" map that's become hugely popular on Twitter and Facebook. How many stops on the map have you made?

ARE YOU ON THE LIST? Interested in being on the Beyond Coal Campaign's volunteer listserv? This listserv helps volunteers stay informed on Beyond Coal Campaign developments, share information, and learn about resources available to them. It's unfortunately not for cute/silly cat photos. 

To join, volunteers need to email with the message body:  subscribe Coal-Campaign-Alerts.

BEST ACRONYM EVER? Last Tuesday, Georgians in 12 regions around the state voted on whether to impose a Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST).

The Georgia Chapter opposed the referendum in all 12 regions as a massive road-building program - and the chapter even ended up as a coalition partner with the Tea Party. The measure lost 37 percent to 63 percent and failed in eight of the 11 other regions.

DUPAGE GETS ITS DUE- High five to the Illinois River Prairie Group of the Sierra Club Water Sentinels. They just celebrated 12 years of stewardship of the DuPage River by releasing the "As the River Flows" report on how the river has gotten better, but still needs help. Guess you could say they're... du-ing well.YEAAAAAHHHH!! (Sorry)

WITH SO MUCH DRAMA IN THE P-S-E- Boom goes the dynamite in the Pacific Northwest, where members of the Coal-Free PSE (Puget Sound Energy) coalition - which includes the Sierra Club - just delivered more than 8,000 petitions to PSE calling for the utility to move beyond coal

CHRISTIE DID SOMETHING GOOD? Huge high fives to Sierra Club New Jersey for their yearlong campaign to protect the state's solar industry. Last week Governor Chris Christie signed a bill that accelerates the renewable energy standard requirement for solar energy for four years. 

"At the end of the day the Sierra Club's advocacy paid off with a bill that will save many of the 5,000-plus jobs the solar industry has created in New Jersey," said Mark Kresowik of the Beyond Coal Campaign. Mark quickly added, "BOO-YAH!"

AIN'T NO PARTY LIKE A CLEARCUT PARTY- Sierra Club California invited people near Redding to tour a clearcut forest site recently. Like other areas of the Sierra, Calaveras County is being decimated by widespread clearcutting. 

"Participants got an intimate view of the deforestation that Sierra Pacific Industries is doing across one million acres in California," said Senior Organizer Sarah Matsumoto.

BLAME IT ON THE COAL- India suffered massive electricity blackouts last week, and coal was much to blame. Sierra Club International reps Gordon Scott and Justin Guay weighed in on the coal blackouts on Compass - and landed a good media grab.
This Week's Message
From California to Pennsylvania, clean energy jobs are under attack by fossil fuel interest groups - yet many in Congress are sitting on their hands while tens of thousands of American jobs hang in the balance.

Congress must stand up for the tens of thousands of Americans whose jobs are on the line.