What we are doing now and more!
Past meetings & info
- Focus on the Positive -- we are working hard to educate our community about the positive impacts that wind and solar energy can have on our economy, job growth, and natural conservation.
Past meetings & info
- A huge THANK YOU to our members who worked the Good Stewards of Rockingham booth at the Madison Heritage Festival April 15! Thanks Steven, Calyn, Harry, Norm, Buck and Glenn!! One of our top goals is to educate folks, and these folks are out there doing the leg work to help our community. Thanks also to Hope Taylor and CWFNC for providing us with pipeline fliers :-)
- A huge THANK YOU to Hope Taylor, executive director of Clean Water for NC (our "parent" organization), who gave us an overview of Natural Gas Pipelines on March 27. We focused mostly on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline that will go through eastern NC. Thanks to her presentation, our members made comments about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline's Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline by the April 6 deadline. From the point of fracking to the point of delivery, natural gas methods wreak havoc on our natural resources. Check www.FrackFreeNC.org to get the latest updates on the pipeline. HERE IS A LINK to the presentation from Hope's presentation.
- Feb. 27 -- Do-It-Yourself Sustainability Topics include: small Gardens, gray water, small solar stuff, seeds, minimalism, etc.
- THANK YOU Amy Adams & Harvard Ayers of Appalachian Voices for making a special appearance at our January meeting!!
- Nov. 15 -- More than 50 people, including at least four members of Good Stewards of Rockingham, attended a DEQ hearing on Duke Energy's Waste Water permit for the Dan River. Click HERE for an article on the hearing.
- Oct. 24 -- Coal Ash -- An overview of what is happening locally to recover from (and prevent future) Coal Ash spills. We were honored to have Brooke Pearson of the Southern Environmental Law Center present the ongoing legal fight, as well as Dan Wolber from Soul Ash Pictures.
- Sept. 26 -- Reduce, Recycle, Reuse. Questions about where and what to recycle in the county or city limits were answered by Ronnie Tate, Rockingham County Environment and Engineering Services director. We learned a great deal about recycling in the county. When it comes to recycling, we have gone from 94th out of 100 counties (based on the annual rate of tons recycled per person), to 38th!! (Figures based on last year's numbers, Mr. Tate said.) Way to go Rockingham County! We are currently recycling 114 pounds per person. Some tips---(1) clean plastic containers can be recycled in the county bins regardless of shape, (2) once a month county residents can recycle "bulk" material (furniture, mattresses, etc.), (3) hardback books can be recycled if you remove the cover, and (4) Reidsville and Eden are starting voluntary recycling this month (October 2016).
WE INVITE THE GENERAL PUBLIC to all our Good Stewards of Rockingham meetings.
Our Oct. 23rd Meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in Room 105 of the Advanced Technology Building at RCC on the fourth Monday of the month. Our meetings are usually over by 8:15 p.m., depending on questions at the end. DIRECTIONS
Our Nov. 27 meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Madison-Mayodan Library, 611 Burton St., Madison, NC
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We are part of the Frack Free NC Alliance