Yogaville community resident and environmental activist Heidi Dhivya Berthoud was honored with the 2023 Sierra Club’s Earth Flag, in recognition of the extraordinary work she has been doing to protect Yogaville and other communities from fracked gas pipelines and polluting gold mining. Ms. Berthoud is also the co-founder, and serves as president, of the Virginia Community Rights Network. VCRN guides and encourages local efforts to recognize and legally secure the Rights of Nature and Communities. She also serves as secretary of the Friends of Buckingham environmental protection organization in the county.
Ms. Berthoud is also active nationally, joining actress and climate crisis activist Jane Fonda in her efforts. Congratulations and gratitude to Heidi Dhivya Berthoud for her outstanding service!