Seeking a sustainable "right size" for the Albemarle-Charlottesville community.
Francis Fife 2019 Scholarship for Community Sustainability. This $1000 scholarship is for graduating seniors of Charlottesville and Albemarle County high schools who plan to attend college and who have an interest in issues connected to community sustainability. This scholarship is awarded as a memorial to Francis Fife, the long-time ASAP board member and progressive leader in the Charlottesville-Albemarle County area. Applications are due no later than May 1, 2019. For more information on the scholarship and application requirements, visit ASAP's Fife Scholarship web page.
Spaceship Earth Book Club. Due to cold weather predicted this evening (Jan. 30), this evening’s scheduled meeting of the Spaceship Earth book club has been cancelled. The next meeting of the economics book club is tentatively rescheduled to 5 p.m. Wednesday February 6 at the Shenandoah Joe Coffee Bar, 2214 Ivy Road, Charlottesville. We will discuss The New Worlds of Thomas Robert Malthus: Rereading the Principle of Population by Alison Bashford and Joyce Chaplin. For more information contact Wren Olivier (email@example.com).
Climate Resilience Letter in the Daily Progress. ASAP has been active in recent months in promoting climate change adaptation and resilience efforts in local governments. Here is a link to a letter on this issue jointly from the Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club and ASAP to the Daily Progress newspaper.
ENABLE Proposal. On Dec. 5, ASAP presented comments to the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors on the “ENABLE” economic development proposal. You can view our statement here.
ASAP has a YouTube Channel! We have created a new channel on YouTube that will focus initially on presenting a series "Quick Takes" on important population-related issues. To view our videos, go to our new video gallery page or to ASAP’s YouTube channel home page. We are seeking feedback, so we hope you will view the videos and send us comments at firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch for new videos!
Albemarle County Stormwater Fee Statement. On April 11, 2018, ASAP sent the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors a statement regarding the proposed stormwater fees. We urged that costs of stormwater management be paid through the general property tax, rather than a specialized fee. Click here to see our statement.
ASAP's Economic Development Strategy and Priorities. Albemarle County has begun work on an economic development plan. As our contribution to the effort, ASAP has developed a statement of our economic development strategy and priorities. For a look, just click here.
Read ASAP's Facing the Facts about Growth in Albemarle County. Learn about the negative effects of growth in our community and how you can help prevent them!
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