Upcoming Events...

 Thursday, January 24: Foothills Conservation Dinner/ Discussion

Time: 6:30 pm

Here: Cha Da Thai Restaurant, 420 Jonestown Road.

Join us as we review latest developments in energy, as well as parks, forests, and other conservation issues, while enjoying delicious Thai cuisine.   For more information, contact John Calhoun  at johnccalhoun@bellsouth.net or (336) 777-8315. 

John Calhoun

Conservation Chair 

After the Coal Ash Hearing:

The Foothills Group was well represented at the Coal Ash event in Walnut Cove.  The most effective thing we could do is to call the Governor's office and urge him to support the lined landfill solutions.  Please consider calling him now during this information phase and again later this spring during the formal hearings that will follow when the final plan is under review.  Belews Creek and its Walnut Cove neighbors are in our Foothills area and they could use our help.  They have waited far to long for action to be taken by Duke Energy. 

Contact Governor Cooper at:

North Carolina Office of the Governor

20301 Mail Service Center

Raleigh, NC 27699-0301

(919) 814-2000

Saturday, February 2: Celebrate Groundhog Day on Hanging Rock's Ruben Mountain Trail

Join us as we hike the Reuben Mountain trail in Hanging Rock State Park. If the groundhog sees its shadow, you will be able to enjoy the clear sky and views available now that the trees have lost their leaves. You will also see some of the interesting rock formations. The hike is 5.7 miles that includes the 2.9 mile Reuben Mountain Trail and the 2.8 miles on the Troys Den Trail. The hike is rated moderate.
You will need to bring water, rain gear, and lunch. You will need hiking footwear and remember to dress in layers. To join us, you must contact Henry Fansler at (336) 473-0283 or hbjfansler@windstream.net for meeting location details. Note that the Sierra Club requires all outings participants to sign a standard waiver.

Thursday, February 7: Join us for Green Drinks Winston-Salem!

Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Place: Fiddlin' Fish Brewing Company

Where: 772 Trade St NW · Winston-Salem, NC

Are you an environmentalist looking to connect with like-minded friends in Winston-Salem?  Join local environmental organizations for drinks, community, and conversations at the monthly Green Drinks Winston-Salem.  A portion of each drink (not actually green!) will benefit your favorite environmental non-profits.

Thursday, February 7: TEEM Movie “PARIS TO PITTSBURGH: The Climate for Change is Now”

Subject: Americans Are Demanding and Developing Solutions to Climate Change

Thursday, February 7, 2019 - 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Temple Emanuel 201 Oakwood Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27103

Films: “Paris To Pittsburgh: The Climate For Change Is Now”

Speakers:   Joel Segal, Executive Director, Nc Climate Solutions Coalition Amanda Robertson And Gayle Tuch, Co-Chairs, Nc Climate Solutions Coalition

Paris to Pittsburgh shines a light on the many forgotten communities and people who have been affected by climate change in our country, as well as solutions for how we can fight back and reduce our carbon footprint. Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award-winning actress and activist Rachel Brosnahan is proud to be part of this poignant and powerful documentary, and admires the pro-active approach Bloomberg Philanthropies has taken with this project and this issue; we need meaningful change.

– Rachel Brosnahan, star of the hit series The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, narrates Paris to Pittsburgh.

Please join us for this inspirational story on how this tree was saved!