Welcome to the Falls of the James Group

Please join us at meetings, events, or outings. Our monthly meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the months January through April and September through November at 7 PM at the University of Richmond, Jepson Alumni Center, 49 Crenshaw Way, Richmond. We sponsor activities to inform Sierra Club members and the general public about local, regional, state and national environmental issues.

RVA Environmental Film Festival 2016

Environmental Film FestivalOn February 1st - 7th 2016, several local organizations will partner to present the Sixth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival at various local venues. The festival will showcase local and national films selected to raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation, and our planet. This event is free and open to the public. 

See the EFF website for details of the films, dates, times, theaters--and even get links to the film trailers.


February Program Meeting - Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park

Ana EdwardsANA EDWARDS, chair of the Sacred Ground Historical Reclamation Project which was initiated by the Defenders for Freedom, Justice and Equality, will speak about the Shockoe Bottom Memorial Park Proposal.

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Jepson Alumni Center, University of Richmond - 49 Crenshaw Way, Richmond, VA 23221

This meeting is free and open to the public.

Sierra Club 19th Annual Big Yard Sale 2016

Help divert good stuff from the landfill, all while supporting the environmental initiatives and programs of the Sierra Club and University of Richmond!

What is the Big Yard Sale?

This is the Falls of the James Group's most important fundraiser of the year. $10,000 was raised last year!

You can pitch in by signing up to volunteer using our online form, and by inviting your friends and neighbors to the Big Yard Sale. Great bargains in clothes, furniture, appliances and more all divert gently-used goods from the landfill and support our environmental initiatives.

Sale proceeds are shared with Green UR-- a student group who funds trips to environmental conferences, special events including Environmental Awareness week, Recyclemania, Earth Day and so much more!

Sign up to volunteer today!

FOJG Grants

The Sierra Club Falls of the James Group periodically awards grants to worthy organizations. Grant applications will be evaluated twice a year: in the Spring (deadline June 1) and in the Fall (deadline December 1). For more information about this process please see our Grant Application Form and our Funding Guidelines.

Good luck!

Location and Day for Membership Meetings 

Our meeting place and meeting day remain the same as the last year:
Jepson Alumni Center on the University of Richmond Campus, on each SECOND Wednesday! 

A few notes about this location:Jepson Alumni Center Map

  • Official Jepson Alumni Center written directions and link to map: http://events.richmond.edu/jepson-alumni-center/directions.html
  • If you Google "U of R Jepson Alumni Center" you will be sent to a different building and be given incorrect addresses: 101 College Road and 28 Westhampton Way -- these are incorrect! The Jepson Alumni Center's correct street address is 49 Crenshaw Way, Richmond, VA 23221. On GoogleMaps it will show up as Alumni Relations, U of R, near College road. Use Keller Road to enter campus, then take right. Alumni Center will be to your right; there is plenty of well-lit parking to your left, directly across from the Jepson Alumni Center.
  • In Google Maps, the building is labeled "Alumni Relations".

We'll Recycle What Your Recycler Won't!! Dont forget to bring your old batteries, CFL bulbs, printer cartridges and #5 plastics.

Meetings are scheduled from January through April and September through November at 7 PM and are free and open to the public!


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