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The Cascade

The newsletter of the Great Falls Group, called The Cascade, has gone electronic (beginning with the 2011 winter issue). Copies are found here in PDF format, requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader.

2015 Cascade Editions

  • Spring Sierra Club/Great Falls Group Election; Native Tree and Shrub Seedling Sale & Swap; Drill, Baby, Drill Comes to Virginia's Coast; Proposed Virginia Pipelines: More Reliance on Fossil Fuels; and more.....
  • Summer Join the Plant NOVA Natives Campaign; Flex Your Green Thumb with Composting and Organic Gardening; Get Solar Power for Less with SolarizeNOVA; Improving Transportation Options on I-66; and more.....
  • Fall Join the People's Rally for Climate Justice while Pope Francis Is Here: Help NOVA Natives Promote Virginia Native Plants; Annual Report on Fairfax County's Environment; Great Falls Group Adopts a Highway; and more....
  • Winter Great Falls Group Election; Celebrating Keystone XL Pipeline's Defeat; Sierra Club-Endorsed Candidates Win in Fairfax County; Activists Hit the Mall to Rally for Climate Justice; FCPS Weighs Going Solar; and more....

2014 Cascade Editions

  • Spring Fracking Risks to Drinking Water; Transportation: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly; Chesapeake Bay Report Card; NOVA Climate Action Coalition; and more.......
  • Summer "Hands Across the Sand" Event Targets Dirty Fuels; Sierra Club Bestows Legislative Leader Award; NOVA Climate Action Coalition Update; Meet Sierra Club's New Northern Virginia Coordinator; and more......
  • Fall People's Climate March; Environmentalist Rip Sullivan Victorious in Short, Intense Election; A Hot Day to Help Cool the Planet; Antibiotic Resistance is Killing Us; and more.....
  • Winter Sierra Club/Great Falls Group Election; Fairfax Voters Approve New Funds for Walking and Bicycling; Air Pollution and Childhood Asthma; New Guide for Planting Natives in Northern Virginia; and more.....

2013 Cascade Editions

  • Spring Great Falls Group at the Forward on Climate Rally; Natural Gas Consultant Speaks About Hydro-Fracking; Flex Your Grassroots Power!; Green Energy in Fairfax County?; and more.......
  • Summer Great Falls Group Spread the Word on Clean Energy; Vote in the Virginia Primary; Northern Virginia Transportation Issues; Did You Miss These Local Sierra Club Programs?; and more.......
  • Fall Tar Sands and Climate Action Party Draws Out Climate Activists; Do You Miss these Local Sierra Club Programs; Sierra Club Partner 350 Loudoun; and more.......
  • Winter Great Falls Group Election; NOVA Climate Action Coalition; Uranium Mining Public Forum; Great Falls Group is on Facebook; and more.......

2012 Cascade Editions

  • Spring The Stormwater Penny--Water Down the Drain?; Great Falls Group on the Job; What's All the Frack About?; Chill the Drills: Protect America's Artic; and more.......
  • Summer NOVACAN "Connects the Dots" on Climate Change; Green Energy Corridor in Fairfax County; Barriers to Virginia-made Wind & Solar; Our Second Activist Night!; and more.......
  • Fall Northern Virginia Home Energy Makeover Contest; Energy Efficiency & Energy Action Fairfax; Is Coal Powering Your Home; Great Falls Group Election; and more.....
  • Winter Post-Election Environmental Debrief; Fairfax Energy Task Force Recommends Reduced Energy Consumption; Great Falls Group Election; November Activist Night; and more.....

View Archived Cascade Newsletter Editions (2005-2012)