Save The Date: Rev. Barber and Al Gore Visit Buckingham
Feb
19
6:00 PM18:00

Save The Date: Rev. Barber and Al Gore Visit Buckingham

Save The Date! On Tuesday, February 19, Repairers of the Breach and The Climate Reality Project are hosting an event with Rev. William Barber II and former Vice President Al Gore in Buckingham County, VA. The early evening program, "The Moral Call for Ecological Justice," is free and open to the public. Details to follow.

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February LEED v4 Online Discussion Forum: Meet the New LEED v4.1 Operations & Maintenance
Feb
21
12:00 PM12:00

February LEED v4 Online Discussion Forum: Meet the New LEED v4.1 Operations & Maintenance

These monthly virtual meetings focus on those aspects of LEED v4 that have changed the most to help project teams achieve certification under the new rating system. Led by LEED subject matter experts, participants will learn about a targeted LEED topic, discuss and share what they’ve learned their first LEED v4 projects. Bring your questions, bring your answers, and join us for discussion during this monthly online program.

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Lecture: Understanding Certification for Sustainable Construction
Feb
21
2:00 PM14:00

Lecture: Understanding Certification for Sustainable Construction

Join Viridiant to learn more about the difference between EarthCraft, LEED, Energy Star, NGBS, Enterprise, ZERH, and PHIUS certifications, with specific attention paid to the EarthCraft process and methods. Speakers will discuss changes to the 2019 Virginia Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) and discuss how to sell green sustainable construction to the developer.

Attendance at this lecture will qualify for 1 AIA credit.

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

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Environment at Risk Art Exhibit Mid-Show Reception
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Environment at Risk Art Exhibit Mid-Show Reception

Environment at Risk is now on display through March 17! Please join us for the mid-show reception on Friday, February 22 from 6-9pm.

Join your friends and neighbors for the Friday, February 22 Mid-Show reception of "Environment at Risk," an all-media exhibit addressing the environmental risks and climate change impacts faced in Virginia.

The mid-show reception will feature live poetry, music and a water blessing. Please bring water that is sacred to you for the ceremony if you would like to participate.

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Post-Session Happy Hour
Feb
25
6:30 PM18:30

Post-Session Happy Hour

  • Garden Grove Brewery & Urban Winery (map)
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Food & Water Watch and the Sierra Club Virginia Chapter invite you to a post-Session happy hour! Come wind down after an intense General Assembly Session, meet other folks, and hear about next steps that each of our organizations are planning!

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EV Experience Fundraiser at Panera Bread
Feb
26
4:00 PM16:00

EV Experience Fundraiser at Panera Bread

Grab a yummy sandwich, soup and/or salad at Panera Bread near Chesterfield Towne Center on Feb. 26 and Drive Electric RVA will receive 20 percent of the sales that evening. Just show the cashier this flyer: https://www.dropbox.com/s/a2ospbggwvrey2z/flyer.pdf.

The money will go towards developing our EV Experience educational center, which will serve as a place for people to learn about EVs and renewable energy without any sales pressure.

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Leveraging ENERGY STAR to Support Commercial Building Improvement and Achieve LEED
Feb
27
12:00 PM12:00

Leveraging ENERGY STAR to Support Commercial Building Improvement and Achieve LEED

ENERGY STAR is the premier program for recognizing energy efficient commercial buildings, and LEED is the premier program for recognizing sustainable green buildings. This session will provide valuable information to LEED practitioners to help them leverage ENERGY STAR as a means of moving buildings toward LEED certification.

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 Seminar Indoor Environmental Quality and LEED Practices for Construction
Feb
28
12:00 PM12:00

Seminar Indoor Environmental Quality and LEED Practices for Construction

This course will be approved for 1.5 GBCI and AIA credit hours.

This presentation will focus on a variety of topics related to indoor environmental quality as well LEED version 4. Attendees will have an understating of the IAQ testing process, proactive vs. reactive inspections, recent changes from LEED v3 to v4, as well as IAQ services for existing and new construction projects.

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C-PACE Hampton Roads Event
Feb
28
12:00 PM12:00

C-PACE Hampton Roads Event

Join Viridiant, Virginia Energy Efficiency Council, and the Hampton Roads Chamber to hear the latest developments on Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE). Featured speakers and guests will review available C-PACE options, discuss the needs of the Hampton Roads area, and outline next steps in moving C-PACE legislation forward in the Hampton Roads area.

This event was previously scheduled as two separate events – January 17th and February 6th, 2019 from 4:00 to 5:30 PM - but have been combined into a single lunch meeting.

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March First Friday Webinar: Energy in LEED Today and Tomorrow
Mar
1
12:15 PM12:15

March First Friday Webinar: Energy in LEED Today and Tomorrow

Missed Greenbuild Boston? Tune in for an exclusive look at the best sessions. This session will provide context behind the energy credits in LEED and discuss the evolution of how LEED addresses energy and climate change.

Discussions about the water-energy nexus have reignited conversations about energy impacts and consumption. Presenters will use real-world examples to show how unique building and space types have successfully implemented and documented their energy impacts and performance. During this session, we will delve into how LEED addresses energy today through LEED v4 and through pilot credits and also take a look towards how today's trending topics, like the water-energy nexus impact LEED's future goals.

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Green Classroom Professional Certificate Course
Mar
7
to Mar 14

Green Classroom Professional Certificate Course

Become a Green Classroom Professional!

A 4.5-hour course held in 90-minute sessions on 3/7, 3/11 and 3/14, designed to equip you with the knowledge to implement, communicate and advocate for healthy, sustainable K-12 classrooms.

What is the Green Classroom Professional Certificate Course?

The Green Classroom Professional certificate course is the only program for K-12 classrooms that offers curated information on sustainability in a school environment with an accompanying certificate of completion. Rigorously updated to include data from the LEED v4 green building rating system, the course employs a simple, self-guided module layout.

Content focuses on accomplishing three objectives: teaching users what improvements can be made in classrooms, what they can advocate for, and what they can educate others about.

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EV Film Screening and Display
Feb
16
12:00 PM12:00

EV Film Screening and Display

  • Henrico County Public Library - Varina (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Drive Electric RVA is teaming up with the RVA Environmental Film Fest and the Henrico County Public Library to present a screening of “EVOLVE: Driving a Clean Future in Coal Country” at the Varina Library on Saturday, February 16. The documentary explores how Kentucky, a state well-known for mining coal, can adapt to become a leader in America’s clean transportation future.

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Virginia is for Climate Lovers: A Paint and Sip Night Fundraiser
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Virginia is for Climate Lovers: A Paint and Sip Night Fundraiser

  • 1705 East Main Street Richmond, VA, 23223 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you love the environment? Join progressive climate groups - Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Virginia Civic Engagement Table, and Virginia Interfaith Power & Light - for their Virginia is for Climate Lovers Paint Night!

This "paint and sip" night is the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day week with your sweetheart - or come show some love for Virginia's green groups, plus meet & mingle with other dedicated climate activists!
A local artist will lead a paint and sip featuring art that represents climate justice.
*no paint supplies needed, no prior art skill or experience necessary!*
Food will be served. BYOB for ages 21+

Space is limited, reserve your spot today! http://bit.ly/VAclimatelovers

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Sierra Club FOTJ February Program Meeting
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

Sierra Club FOTJ February Program Meeting

UR GoesGreen! Join Rob Andrejewski, Director of Sustainability at the University of Richmond, for a discussion on the course the University of Richmond is charting as it pursues its ambitious carbon neutrality and sustainability goals. Learn about the University’s commitment to match 100% of its purchased electricity with renewable resources, to create an Eco-Corridor that will steward the James River, and to divert 75% of its waste from the landfill.

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Evolution Glass: Social Impact Design with Recycled Glass
Feb
12
12:00 PM12:00

Evolution Glass: Social Impact Design with Recycled Glass

Consumer and industrial waste remain a significant source of economic loss in our community affecting our overall well-being and the health of our ecosystems. Over 8 million tons of glass end up in the landfill each year: enough glass to fill more than 6 Empire State Buildings! Only a small portion of glass is actually recycled (around 30%). Founded in 2015 by Bill Hess, Evolution Glass is a social impact business and product that raises awareness about high value opportunities for recycled glass. The company has completed over 30 installations locally and regionally, including a 60 sq. ft. kitchen near Chicago. Through these projects, an important and positive impact on the way people understand waste glass has been made.

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Fredericksburg Electric Vehicle and Charging Station Workshop
Feb
12
9:00 AM09:00

Fredericksburg Electric Vehicle and Charging Station Workshop

  • Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Virginia Clean Cities invites you to an informative workshop on electric vehicles an electric vehicle charging stations. This workshop will provide an overview of the benefits of EVs for fleets. speakers will discuss the considerations for selecting and installing EV charging equipment. Join other Virginia fleet managers, business leaders, government officials, for test drives of the newly redesigned, longer range 2018 Nissan LEAF, the 2018 Chevy Bolt and Werres Vantage electric utility trucks. This event is FREE to attend and refreshments will be provided.

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Underachiever Polar Bear Plunge
Feb
9
11:00 AM11:00

Underachiever Polar Bear Plunge

  • Chesapeake Climate Action Network Richmond Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you tired of Virginia climate underachievers? So are we.

That's why we're participating in this year's Polar Bear Plunge as the "Virginia Resisters." We are going to "go big' and dip our big-toes into the James River.

The Polar Bear Plunge is CCAN's largest fundraiser and our signature event, powering victories to move our region off of fossil fuels and on to clean energy. Each year, activists, friends and families show their commitment to fighting climate change by jumping into an icy river. CCAN traditionally hosts a Polar Bear Plunge every year in Maryland (our 14th year!), but this year we're bringing it to the James River!

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Zero Waste Store Tours
Feb
7
7:00 PM19:00

Zero Waste Store Tours

1st Thursday of the Month // 7:00 – 8:00PM // Meet at Customer Service!

Are you interested in reducing your waste and shopping more mindfully? Whether you’re on a journey to reduce the amount of trash your household contributes to the landfill, you want to live more minimally, or you think packaging is for the birds, reducing your waste has many benefits to our community, environment, world, AND your wallet.

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RVA Environmental Film Fest
Feb
4
to Feb 13

RVA Environmental Film Fest

The Richmond Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) showcases films that raise awareness of environmental issues relevant to the Richmond region, our nation, and our planet. 

Always free, the event takes place at venues such as the Community Idea Stations, Byrd Theatre, the Science Museum of Virginia, VCU, the Institute of Contemporary Art at VCU, the University of Richmond, Vasen Brewery, public libraries, and other locations around the Richmond metropolitan area.

Full film schedule can be found here - make sure to check it out!

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VaLCV Legislative Update Call
Feb
1
12:30 PM12:30

VaLCV Legislative Update Call

Every Friday during session, VaLCV will provide updates on the latest news coming out of the GA as it pertains to clean air, clean water, and protected lands, as well as what to expect in the weeks to come.  
Calls will be held on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. -- sign up now to join this week’s Conservation Update Call.  Call-in information will be sent to you once you RSVP.

Our weekly calls are an opportunity for members like you to learn more about our issues, the behind-the-scenes politics at play that affect our legislative priorities, and what you can do as a conservation voter to ensure positive final outcomes. 

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Drive Electric Day at the Capitol
Jan
30
8:30 AM08:30

Drive Electric Day at the Capitol

To coincide with Conservation Lobby Day, an annual event sponsored by the Virginia Conservation Network, Drive Electric RVA and the Virginia chapter of the Sierra Club will be offering rides in electric vehicles for state lawmakers and their staff. The goal is to give policymakers a taste of why EVs are a fun, practical transportation alternative that can also benefit Virginia's environment.

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VCN Conservation Lobby Day
Jan
30
7:30 AM07:30

VCN Conservation Lobby Day

  • Delta Hotels by Marriott Richmond (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Virginia Conservation Network organizes Conservation Lobby Day to ensure a strong conservation voice is heard early in the legislative session. Volunteer advocates are invited to join professional staff of Network Partners as we meet with state legislators and encourage them to support environmental policy advancements.

General Admission $25 | Students $15

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EV Experience Fundraiser at Chipotle
Jan
29
5:00 PM17:00

EV Experience Fundraiser at Chipotle

Grab a tasty dinner at Chipotle Mexican Grill near VCU on Jan. 29 and Drive Electric RVA will receive one-third of the sales that evening. Just show the cashier this flyer, or tell them that you’re participating in the fundraiser.

The money will go towards developing our EV Experience educational center, which will serve as a place for people to learn about EVs and renewable energy without any sales pressure.

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Virginia Clean Fuel Policy Day
Jan
29
8:00 AM08:00

Virginia Clean Fuel Policy Day

Virginia Clean Cities invites you to join in first annual gathering of clean fuel stakeholders during legislative session in Richmond, Virginia to discuss clean fuels policy priorities. During this day we will hear progress in clean fuel vehicles and technologies in Virginia and visit with legislators to dialogue on clean fuel vehicles, fuels, infrastructure and technologies in the Commonwealth. 

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Environment at Risk Art Exhibit Opening Reception
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Environment at Risk Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Join your friends and neighbors for the Friday, January 25th Opening Reception of "Environment at Risk," an all-media exhibit addressing the environmental risks and climate change impacts faced in Virginia.

Friday, January 25 6-9pm - Opening Reception featuring an exhibition talk at 6:30pm and a live performance from Lobo Marino from 7-8:30pm!

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Wild & Scenic Film Festival - Richmond, VA
Jan
24
5:30 PM17:30

Wild & Scenic Film Festival - Richmond, VA

Please join the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay in Richmond, VA for the Wild & Scenic Film Festival. This one-night event will bring together a diverse audience from around the community to educate and inspire viewers to align with the Alliance and take action towards clean water and healthy community. Ticket prices include one drink ticket and an Alliance pint glass. Parking is free.

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Greenbound RVA Clean Power Hour #3 - General Assembly Edition!
Jan
22
5:00 PM17:00

Greenbound RVA Clean Power Hour #3 - General Assembly Edition!

**This event date has changed** Energy bill night at the Capitol will be the evening on Thursday 1/24 - the original date of this event. Please join us on Tuesday 1/22 for this happy hour!

The Virginia General Assembly session is upon us which means many of us are pounding the pavement of the Pocahontas Building promoting policies for adopting of clean energy in Virginia and preserving our natural amenities!

Before this Clean Power Hour, many of you will be attending Green New Deal Virginia Day. Join us after hours to decompress, share insights from your conversations with legislators, and hear from others about their advocacy efforts and strategies.

This Clean Power Hour will be held in the downstairs Game Room at Capital Ale House downtown. Bring a friend and get a free high-five from yours truly! If they sign up for Greenbound RVA on the spot, you’ve got another five coming your way!

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USGBC-VA Dewey Gottwald Center at the Science Museum of Virginia Tour
Jan
22
3:45 PM15:45

USGBC-VA Dewey Gottwald Center at the Science Museum of Virginia Tour

  • Dewey Gottwald Center, Science Museum of Virginia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In 2013, the Museum launched a campaign to reinvent itself with building renewal and exhibit updates. The renovation project included the addition of this new 18,000 square foot multi-purpose event center which accommodates more than 1,000 guests for cultural, educational, commercial, and social events such as lectures, banquets, and weddings. The building was certified LEED NC v 2009 Gold in March 2018. The final design achieved 28% energy reduction over baseline, well above the initial target of 14%.

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USGBC-VA LEED Benefits for Resilient Communities
Jan
22
12:00 PM12:00

USGBC-VA LEED Benefits for Resilient Communities

USGBC is working to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated to encourage green building practices—and resilience is a clear extension of this work. This event is co-presented with Resilient Virginia as part of a Virginia resiliency education series looking at how buildings and communities support statewide resiliency goals.

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Rally & Lobby Day for a Virginia Green New Deal
Jan
22
7:15 AM07:15

Rally & Lobby Day for a Virginia Green New Deal

We're at a crossroads here in Virginia, and it's time to choose a path that will lead us to 100% clean energy.  To do this, we need our legislators behind us.

Join CCAN and NAACP as we team up with the Green New Deal Virginia coalition for a lobby day on January 22nd. Together, we'll convince our legislators to stand up for clean energy solutions that benefit everyone in Virginia. 

RSVP Today!

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Tree Planting & Leveling Up
Jan
20
12:00 PM12:00

Tree Planting & Leveling Up

Hosted by Fonticello Food Forest, we have about a dozen trees to plant!

We also want to landscape and help "level up" other planting areas of the food forest.

If you would like to help and be involved in the longterm vision of Fonticello Food Forest please come join us or send us a message.

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January Pump House Public Tours
Jan
20
10:00 AM10:00

January Pump House Public Tours

Hosted by Friends of Pump House, a rare opportunity to see the inside of the historic Pump House and learn its fascinating history.

Join the Friends of the Pump House for a 30 min historic tour from 10am- 1pm. We are asking for a $5 donation at the time of the tour for each individual and are limiting each tour to only 20 people. The tours will be every half hour and are on a first come first serve basis.

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Solar Voter Power Webinar
Jan
17
12:00 PM12:00

Solar Voter Power Webinar

Join us on Thursday, January 17 at noon for our first ever Solar Lobbying Webinar to learn how you can fight for fair solar policy in Virginia. The webinar will walk you through best practices and tips for communicating with your representatives and building your power as a solar voter! 

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