Lecture: Mini-split Heat Pumps and Dehumidifiers – Why, What, When and How?
Aug
27
10:00 AM10:00

Lecture: Mini-split Heat Pumps and Dehumidifiers – Why, What, When and How?

Join Ultra-Aire and Mitsubishi for discussions around mini-splits, dehumidifiers and ventilation in our mixed-humid climate. This course is offered in-person in Charlottesville and virtually via webinar. It is pending for 2 AIA credits.


Presentation from Ultra-Aire:

The Dripping Point: Evolving Codes = Changing Buildings = Increased Risk of Moisture Problems.

Tightly air-sealed, well-insulated buildings combined with mechanical “fresh air” ventilation are becoming mainstream and code required, and there is no going back. The Era of Actively Controlling Moisture has begun and the realization that traditional methods no longer effectively meet new moisture control demands is more important than ever.

In this session, you will gain insight about the building science perspective on the “new normal”, and the challenges that architects, HVAC contractors and builders must now face to deal with them effectively. These challenges include reduced cooling loads, increased part-load conditions, and ventilation impacts.

The bottom line is that you have to deal with moisture issues, one way or another, especially in this warm, humid climate zone.  This session will shed light on why and how to address high humidity risks through dedicated moisture control systems in single–family homes and multifamily buildings.

Presentation from Mitsubishi:

Variable Capacity, Mini-Split Heat Pump High-Performance HVAC Systems

This session will increase your understanding of high efficiency, variable capacity heat pump equipment and systems; the market context; when and how these systems fit into new construction projects; and considerations in their design and installation.  You will also gain insight about HVAC design basics from the perspective of what builders and designers need to know, particularly for high performance buildings.

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Women's Climate Justice Circle
Sep
3
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Climate Justice Circle

  • Virginia Interfaith Power & Light (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join VAIPL's Women's Climate Justice Circle on the first Tuesday of the month as we grow community and hope through discussion. Using the Mothers of Invention and How to Survive the End of the World podcasts as a base, we will enjoy tea and conversation centered around learning about the women driving powerful solutions to climate change all over the world and learning from the apocalypse with grace, rigor and curiosity.

Men and non-binary folks are of course welcome too!

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Manchester Race Route Cleanup
Sep
7
9:00 AM09:00

Manchester Race Route Cleanup

The Manchester First Responders 5K Bootcamp is hosting this event the week before their race to help Manchester sparkle along the race route!

"The Manchester First Responders 5K Bootcamp is a 3.1 mile fitness challenge that tests your endurance, strength and speed. From push-ups and planks to squats and shuffle runs, competitors must complete a set of exercises at three stations throughout the course.

And if you want to just run or walk the course, that’s okay too! The event is designed to encourage individuals to reach new fitness goals and build community.

Local first responders, fitness enthusiasts and anyone ready to reach new fitness goals are invited! More information: https://manchester5kbootcamp.com/"

Please wear closed toed shoes and dress for the weather including sunscreen. Bring a water bottle.

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Clean Up Carytown!
Sep
11
8:15 AM08:15

Clean Up Carytown!

Join Keep Virginia Beautiful, RVA Clean Sweep, and Carytown’s community clean up to keep the streets beautiful. We need your help and support, with just a little of your time. We are meeting at the Capital One Café, bags, pickers, and gloves will be provided. Keep Carytown Beautiful!

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Lecture: Building Science Principals in Light Commercial Enclosures
Sep
11
11:00 AM11:00

Lecture: Building Science Principals in Light Commercial Enclosures

Join Huber Engineered Woods and Viridiant for discussions around air, water, and moisture management and the application of building science principals in light commercial enclosures. This course is offered in-person in Richmond and virtually via webinar. It is approved for 2 HSW AIA credits, and lunch will be provided for those attending in person.

Presentation from Huber Engineered Woods:

Air, Water & Moisture Management in Light Commercial Building Envelopes

A study of how air leakage affects thermal performance and how moisture is managed in typical light commercial construction. Study focuses on roof and wall applications. Also includes discussion about some of the shortcomings of traditional methods and introduces The ZIP System® as an alternative solution for protecting the structure from air and moisture intrusion.

Presentation from Viridiant:

Applying Building Science Principals to Light Commercial Enclosures

This course introduces participants to key building science principals in high performance light commercial enclosures. The primary topics covered in this course include: 1) an overview of the EarthCraft Light Commercial program, 2) how to plan, design, construct, and test enclosures, 3) lessons learned from testing, and 4) the discussion of three case studies. Following this course, participants will be better prepared to produce high performance light commercial enclosures which lead to enhanced indoor environmental quality for occupants.

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National Drive Electric Week 2019: ElectriCarPalooza
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

National Drive Electric Week 2019: ElectriCarPalooza

Join Drive Electric RVA for Richmond’s sixth annual celebration of National Drive Electric Week at the Dorey Park Farmers Market. We’ll have the metro area’s largest display of electric vehicles, along with interactive activities for the whole family, our EV Experience exhibit, and other surprises to be announced.

Stay tuned for more details!

In the meantime, please register on our NDEW page, whether you want to display your EV or stop by to learn about EV technology: https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=1956

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 Virginia Clean Energy Summit: Networking Reception
Sep
16
5:30 PM17:30

Virginia Clean Energy Summit: Networking Reception

Join leaders in Virginia’s clean energy sector the night before the Virginia Clean Energy Summit for a Networking Reception. There will be ample time to interact with fellow attendees to share information, build business relationships, and create opportunities. Be sure to stick around for the keynote speaker at 7:00 pm.

Everyone registered to attend the Virginia Clean Energy Summit is invited to attend. 

Location TBD

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Virginia Clean Energy Summit
Sep
17
8:00 AM08:00

Virginia Clean Energy Summit

  • Greater Richmond Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn from the leaders of Virginia's energy transformation

 The inaugural Virginia Clean Energy Summit will highlight the many different technologies that are creating opportunity for Virginia businesses while building a more reliable, responsive, and environmentally-friendly energy system. This one-day event will feature keynotes, plenary panels, and breakout workshops on topics including solar power, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, micro-grids, wind power, smart buildings, big data, policy, financial/business model innovations, and more.

 The goal of the summit is to focus on the synergies among these technologies and businesses as well as the consumer, environmental, and business opportunities that are emerging from their deployment. Conference attendees will include representatives from businesses, state and local governments, academia, and NGOs.

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Building Professional Training
Sep
18
9:00 AM09:00

Building Professional Training

This 7-hour builder training provides a comprehensive overview of best practices for sustainable construction and design and explores how the green building programs, including ENERGY STAR and EarthCraft, can help you get started in the green building sector. Whether you’re a single-family home builder, developer, architect, HVAC or insulation contractor, property owner/manager, or Housing Development Authority, you’ll learn cost-effective ways to improve the energy efficiency, indoor air quality, comfort and durability of homes, enhancing overall client appeal.

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the benefits of building science best practices, learn more about green building certifications, and get valuable information on effectively marketing the advantages of sustainable construction to their prospective buyers. Open to all who wish to attend.

Lunch and training materials will be provided. Taking place at the Virginia Housing Center in Richmond, VA.

**This class is worth 6 self-reported continuing education credits with the AIA.

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September LEED v4 Online Discussion Forum: LEED Submittal Tips from a Reviewer's Perspective
Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

September LEED v4 Online Discussion Forum: LEED Submittal Tips from a Reviewer's Perspective

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.

This month's topic will cover LEED submittal tips from the perspective of a GBCI reviewer.

Pricing:

$10 for all attendees. Are you a USGBC Community member? Please contact us to get your free promo code. Not a USGBC Community Member, yet? Join here.

General Information:

Advance registration is required. If you would like continuing education credit for attendance, you will need to include your GBCI number and AIA number in the registration/order form. You may also pose questions you’d like to discuss related to this months LEED v4 topic in the registration! Login instructions will be emailed to all registered participants in your confirmation and reminder emails.

This will be approved for 1 LEED-specific GBCI CE hour and 1 AIA LU.

Questions? Please contact: Kirsten Swanson

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Copy of Energy Action Team Meeting
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Copy of Energy Action Team Meeting

  • Generation 180 Charlottesville (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Community members in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area are welcome to join Generation 180 Charlottesville for our monthly meeting. We coordinate local action to advance clean energy adoption in the community, including getting solar on our schools and making EVs more accessible.

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Women's Climate Justice Circle
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Climate Justice Circle

Join VAIPL's Women's Climate Justice Circle on the first Tuesday of the month as we grow community and hope through discussion. Using the Mothers of Invention and How to Survive the End of the World podcasts as a base, we will enjoy tea and conversation centered around learning about the women driving powerful solutions to climate change all over the world and learning from the apocalypse with grace, rigor and curiosity.

Men and non-binary folks are of course welcome too!

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Clean Up Carytown!
Oct
9
8:15 AM08:15

Clean Up Carytown!

Join Keep Virginia Beautiful, RVA Clean Sweep, and Carytown’s community clean up to keep the streets beautiful. We need your help and support, with just a little of your time. We are meeting at the Capital One Café, bags, pickers, and gloves will be provided. Keep Carytown Beautiful!

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Drive Electric RVA EV Roundup October
Oct
12
1:00 PM13:00

Drive Electric RVA EV Roundup October

Electric vehicle owners are invited to our last EV Round-Up for 2019 at the Ashland VA Farmers Market (https://www.ashlandva.gov/287/Ashland-Farmers-Market) which offers a variety of goods produced within a 30-mile radius

What the heck is an "EV Round-Up?" It's an opportunity for electric vehicle owners to share their experiences with those who want to learn about EV technology and see it up close. Owners also get a chance to learn from each other about the ins and outs of having an EV.

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Drive Electric Quarterly Meet-Up
Oct
15
6:00 PM18:00

Drive Electric Quarterly Meet-Up

Electric vehicle owners and enthusiasts are invited to our quarterly meet-up, which is held in different locations throughout the metro Richmond area. We will review Drive Electric RVA's upcoming education, outreach, and advocacy activities as well as share our experiences, all while enjoying a variety of libations and appetizers. (Note: If you need to charge after the meeting, there are public stations nearby, mostly at auto dealerships on Midlothian Turnpike.)

Membership in our Electric Auto Association chapter is not required to attend, but it is strongly encouraged if you plan to stick with us for awhile. EAA members receive a free newsletter and other benefits, including discounts at Titan Auto and DetailXPerts.

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Copy of Energy Action Team Meeting
Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

Copy of Energy Action Team Meeting

Community members in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area are welcome to join Generation 180 Charlottesville for our monthly meeting. We coordinate local action to advance clean energy adoption in the community, including getting solar on our schools and making EVs more accessible.

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Women's Climate Justice Circle
Nov
5
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Climate Justice Circle

  • Virginia Interfaith Power & Light (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join VAIPL's Women's Climate Justice Circle on the first Tuesday of the month as we grow community and hope through discussion. Using the Mothers of Invention and How to Survive the End of the World podcasts as a base, we will enjoy tea and conversation centered around learning about the women driving powerful solutions to climate change all over the world and learning from the apocalypse with grace, rigor and curiosity.

Men and non-binary folks are of course welcome too!

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Clean Up Carytown!
Nov
13
8:15 AM08:15

Clean Up Carytown!

Join Keep Virginia Beautiful, RVA Clean Sweep, and Carytown’s community clean up to keep the streets beautiful. We need your help and support, with just a little of your time. We are meeting at the Capital One Café, bags, pickers, and gloves will be provided. Keep Carytown Beautiful!

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Copy of Energy Action Team Meeting
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

Copy of Energy Action Team Meeting

Community members in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area are welcome to join Generation 180 Charlottesville for our monthly meeting. We coordinate local action to advance clean energy adoption in the community, including getting solar on our schools and making EVs more accessible.

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Copy of Energy Action Team Meeting
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

Copy of Energy Action Team Meeting

Community members in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area are welcome to join Generation 180 Charlottesville for our monthly meeting. We coordinate local action to advance clean energy adoption in the community, including getting solar on our schools and making EVs more accessible.

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Copy of Energy Action Team Meeting
Aug
22
6:00 PM18:00

Copy of Energy Action Team Meeting

Community members in the Charlottesville/Albemarle area are welcome to join Generation 180 Charlottesville for our monthly meeting. We coordinate local action to advance clean energy adoption in the community, including getting solar on our schools and making EVs more accessible.

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August LEED v4 Online Discussion Forum: LEED for Homes and PassiveHaus
Aug
22
12:00 PM12:00

August LEED v4 Online Discussion Forum: LEED for Homes and PassiveHaus

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.

This month's topic will cover LEED for Homes and PassiveHaus.

Pricing:

$10 for all attendees. Are you a USGBC Community member? Please contact us to get your free promo code. Not a USGBC Community Member, yet? Join here.

General Information:

Advance registration is required. If you would like continuing education credit for attendance, you will need to include your GBCI number and AIA number in the registration/order form. You may also pose questions you’d like to discuss related to this months LEED v4 topic in the registration! Login instructions will be emailed to all registered participants in your confirmation and reminder emails.

This will be approved for 1 LEED-specific CE hour and 1 AIA LU.

Questions? Please contact: Kirsten Swanson

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Boats & Brews - After Work Rafting & Happy Hour at Väsen Brewing
Aug
20
6:00 PM18:00

Boats & Brews - After Work Rafting & Happy Hour at Väsen Brewing

Grab your friends or work group and come rafting and see the RVA Sunset. Afterwards unwind with a beer in the gorgeous Väsen taproom. Offered every Tuesday with pick-ups and drop-offs at the Väsen Brewery in Scott's Addition.

Enjoy the Class III rapids of the Lower James River in Richmond, Virginia. Our trained and certified river guides will help your team work together while showing you their favourite spots in the city. Just as the the "Golden Hour" is coming to a close we will bus you back to Väsen and you can unwind with a cold beverage.

Cost: $59 a person (includes one drink ticket)

Group Rates: Call to book your office group and we can accommodate group pricing.

Contact: rvapaddlesports@gmail.com :: 804-898-0697

*** Guest should NOT drink before their rafting trip / RVA Paddlesports has the right to refuse service without refunds if clients are under the influence of alcohol ****

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Virginia's Offshore Wind Advantages
Aug
20
12:00 PM12:00

Virginia's Offshore Wind Advantages

This presentation will provide an overview of the current state of offshore wind development in the region, with an emphasis on Virginia and Hampton Roads. It will provide a very brief state of the industry for Offshore Wind, the significance of our geographic location, and an overview of the leaders in various across all sectors of government, non-profits, and the private sector. Additionally, it will present the advantages enjoyed by Virginia for offshore wind development compared to other regions.

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Women in Green Networking Lunch
Aug
20
11:30 AM11:30

Women in Green Networking Lunch

Come join USGBC-VA for some networking with your favorite Women in Green. Hear from Nell Boyle, Roanoke City’s Sustainability and Outreach Coordinator, on the city’s recent award from the Department of Energy. She led the city’s efforts to reach a 23% reduction in energy. Congratulate her on achieving this exciting award as part of the Better Buildings Challenge 2019.

Men are always welcome to join the fun for some lively conversation.

Lunch is on your own.

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Lunch and Learn: Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in VA (Richmond)
Aug
19
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch and Learn: Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in VA (Richmond)

Join friends, neighbors and other folks invested in our environmental future for a monthly lunch and learn on Monday, August 12 from 12:30-1:30 at Belmont Library on Ellwood Ave. The August Lunch and Learn will feature Stacy Lovelace, Virginia Organizer of Food & Water Watch, who will speak about the Transco Southeastern Trail expansion project. RSVP to reserve your spot and hear from Sierra Club organizers and other local advocates to learn more about the impacts of current and proposed fossil fuel infrastructure in Virginia. Bring your lunch and Sierra Club Virginia Chapter will provide beverages and dessert! #noacp #nomvp

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Clean Up Carytown!
Aug
14
8:15 AM08:15

Clean Up Carytown!

Join Keep Virginia Beautiful, RVA Clean Sweep, and Carytown’s community clean up to keep the streets beautiful. We need your help and support, with just a little of your time. We are meeting at the Capital One Café, bags, pickers, and gloves will be provided. Keep Carytown Beautiful!

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Boats & Brews - After Work Rafting & Happy Hour at Väsen Brewing
Aug
13
6:00 PM18:00

Boats & Brews - After Work Rafting & Happy Hour at Väsen Brewing

Grab your friends or work group and come rafting and see the RVA Sunset. Afterwards unwind with a beer in the gorgeous Väsen taproom. Offered every Tuesday with pick-ups and drop-offs at the Väsen Brewery in Scott's Addition.

Enjoy the Class III rapids of the Lower James River in Richmond, Virginia. Our trained and certified river guides will help your team work together while showing you their favourite spots in the city. Just as the the "Golden Hour" is coming to a close we will bus you back to Väsen and you can unwind with a cold beverage.

Cost: $59 a person (includes one drink ticket)

Group Rates: Call to book your office group and we can accommodate group pricing.

Contact: rvapaddlesports@gmail.com :: 804-898-0697

*** Guest should NOT drink before their rafting trip / RVA Paddlesports has the right to refuse service without refunds if clients are under the influence of alcohol ****

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Composting & Green Buildings: A Natural Fit
Aug
13
12:00 PM12:00

Composting & Green Buildings: A Natural Fit

This course is pending approval for 1 GBCI and AIA credit hour.

Did you know that almost a third of the solid waste stream can be recycled through composting? This presentation will give an overview of composting and why it is important. We'll review what can be composted and best practices for implementing a composting program at an office. The product produced by composting, finished compost has beneficial characteristics that improve soil health and retain moisture making it an invaluable tool for stormwater management when developing sites. Learn how to consider composting programs and the use of the finished product in your upcoming projects.

Speaker

Eric Walter is the founder and Chief Composting Officer of Black Bear Composting. Black Bear is an organics recycling company in the Charlottesville area focused on capturing food waste and other compostables. Eric is a member of the US Composting Council and licensed by the Commonwealth of Virginia as Waste Management Facility Operator. Eric is a recovered technology entrepreneur and currently lives in Crozet with his wife and three kids.

Lunch will be provided.

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RVA RIMBY Festival
Aug
10
12:00 PM12:00

RVA RIMBY Festival

Right. In. My. Back. Yard.

Starting your adventure in Richmond is as simple as stepping out your backdoor. Access to climbing, rafting, hiking, fishing, camping, and even hunting ( Thanks Outdoor Access, Inc. ) is literally right in our back yard and defines this awesome city we call home! Join us on August 10th to grow the outdoor community at RVA R.I.M.B.Y Festival, benefiting the Beyond Boundaries' mission.

There will be exciting vendors offering interactive and inclusive games, prizes, and demonstrations. Whether you hike or bike the North Bank Trail, fish at Bryan Park, raft the mighty James with RVA Paddlesports or Riverside Outfitters , or climb at Triangle Rock Club - Richmond or Peak Experiences Indoor Rock Climbing Center , we encourage you to help us continue to build this amazing local community!

This festival is about Building Community and Encouraging Adventure!

August 10th, Libbie Mill - Midtown , 12:00 - 5:00 pm, Featuring the AW Shucks Country Store BBQ Competition and music by East of Blue Ridge !!!

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Richmond Solar and EV Charger Co-op info session
Aug
8
5:30 PM17:30

Richmond Solar and EV Charger Co-op info session

Live in Richmond or the greater area and want to go solar and/or install a level 2 EV charger at your home? Now's your chance! Neighbors have formed the Richmond Solar and EV Charger Co-op with the help of Solar United Neighbors of Virginia to make it easier to save money on the purchase of solar panels and level 2 EV chargers, while building a community of local solar supporters. Join us for an information session to learn about solar energy and EV technology, as well as how co-ops simplify the process of going solar while providing a discount through its bulk purchasing power. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Explore Richmond's Riverfront by Canoe
Aug
7
5:30 PM17:30

Explore Richmond's Riverfront by Canoe

Join the James River Association for a guided tour of Richmond’s riverfront by canoe. Participants will launch from Great Shiplock Park and learn about the natural and historic resources of Richmond’s riverfront and the James River. Canoes, paddles, and personal flotation devices are provided by the James River Association.

The cost is $15 per person with pre-registration required. Limited to 16 participants, ages 16 and older.

Learn more about our Connect with the James paddles and register here: https://thejamesriver.org/whats-happening/connect-with-the-james/#guided-paddles

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Women's Climate Justice Circle
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Women's Climate Justice Circle

Join VAIPL's Women's Climate Justice Circle on the first Tuesday of the month as we grow community and hope through discussion. Using the Mothers of Invention and How to Survive the End of the World podcasts as a base, we will enjoy tea and conversation centered around learning about the women driving powerful solutions to climate change all over the world and learning from the apocalypse with grace, rigor and curiosity.

Men and non-binary folks are of course welcome too!

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Trashy Tuesday--Texas Beach
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

Trashy Tuesday--Texas Beach

Hosted by Keep Virginia Cozy:

First things first--THANK Y'ALL for all your hard work each week! The amount of good that y'all are doing in our city is amazing...and we wouldn't be where we are without y'alls hard work! Now onto the fun...This coming week we are going to be circling back to the James River Park System and giving Texas Beach, one of the heaviest polluted pockets of the park, a much needed clean! We are going to be meeting in the parking lot for Texas Beach/North Bank Trail, then fanning out down by the water to show the river some Trashy Tuesday love! A few things to remember when we are on the hunt for litter...snakes and poison ivy...they both are out EVERYWHERE this time of year! The poison ivy is a bummer...but the snakes are just trying to enjoy the river too so let's give them both a wide path! We can't wait to see y'all next week! Tell your friends, co-workers, boyfriend/girlfriend, whoever you meet at the grocery store, your mail person, the people beside you at happy hour...tell them to come join you and to become part of our Trashy Family! Thank y'all again so much for your hard work week after week! It warms my heart to have such dedicated friends! Have great weeks and we'll see you on Tuesday at Texas Beach!
Be kind. Smile at strangers. Pick up litter. Keep Virginia Cozy!

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Boats & Brews - After Work Rafting & Happy Hour at Väsen Brewing
Aug
6
6:00 PM18:00

Boats & Brews - After Work Rafting & Happy Hour at Väsen Brewing

Grab your friends or work group and come rafting and see the RVA Sunset. Afterwards unwind with a beer in the gorgeous Väsen taproom. Offered every Tuesday with pick-ups and drop-offs at the Väsen Brewery in Scott's Addition.

Enjoy the Class III rapids of the Lower James River in Richmond, Virginia. Our trained and certified river guides will help your team work together while showing you their favourite spots in the city. Just as the the "Golden Hour" is coming to a close we will bus you back to Väsen and you can unwind with a cold beverage.

Cost: $59 a person (includes one drink ticket)

Group Rates: Call to book your office group and we can accommodate group pricing.

Contact: rvapaddlesports@gmail.com :: 804-898-0697

*** Guest should NOT drink before their rafting trip / RVA Paddlesports has the right to refuse service without refunds if clients are under the influence of alcohol ****

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Sawdust Sunday/Happy Hour!
Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

Sawdust Sunday/Happy Hour!

Hosted by Keep Virginia Cozy:

I want to start by saying thank you to everyone for such amazing results with our Trashy Tuesdays so far this season! Sunday, August 4th, we are going to be doing a construction project!! Building four recycling bins to be placed at trail heads in the George Washington National Forest! We received a grant from Keep Virginia Beautiful to build, place and monitor four recycling bins to help reduce unnecessary litter on trails through our beautiful Virginia mountains!
Our friends at Richmond Community ToolBank have opened their doors to us to allow us to complete our builds with them onsite! We couldn't be happier to be expanding our impact in the beautiful backcountry of Virginia! But all the good we do in the backcountry comes from all the hard work that y'all bless us with in the front country! So come join us for another great project and help us keep Virginia cozy for EVERYONE!
Tools and materials will be provided, we just ask that you wear close toed shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting covered in sawdust and paint!
We will also be enjoying some brews onsite after the build and anyone of age is more than welcome to partake!
See y'all there!
Be kind. Smile at strangers. Pick up litter. Keep Virginia Cozy!

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Drive Electric RVA EV Round-Up August
Aug
3
9:00 AM09:00

Drive Electric RVA EV Round-Up August

Electric vehicle owners are invited to our EV Round-Up at the Manakin Market, located just five minutes west of Short Pump in Goochland County (http://www.rvagriculture.org/manakin-market). A variety of local foods and fine artisan crafts are sold at this farmer's market. In addition, you can bring electronic goods to be recycled and paper documents to be shredded.

What the heck is an "EV Round-Up?" It's an opportunity for electric vehicle owners to share their experiences with people who are curious about EV technology. Owners also get a chance to learn from each other about the ins and outs of having an EV.

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FREE Ethanol Steel Drums First Responder Webinar
Aug
3
8:00 AM08:00

FREE Ethanol Steel Drums First Responder Webinar

  • County of Orange Fire & EMS - Station 23 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ethanol Safety and Steel Drum 101 Seminar – Orange, VA
Please join the Renewable Fuels Association, Industrial Steel Drum Institute, TRANSCAER® and FRA for Steel Drum 101 and Ethanol Safety Seminars in Orange, VA on August 3, 2019.

Attendees will receive in-depth information on proper training techniques that emergency responders and hazmat personnel need to effectively respond to an ethanol-related emergency. Certificates of Completion will be handed out to all attendees at the end of each safety seminar.

The sessions will be from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. Lunch will be provided.

This session is FREE to attend and open to the public.

Feel free to pass this on to fire departments, hazmat teams, safety personnel, safety managers or anyone else in your area or community who may be interested in attending.

REGISTER HERE – www.rfa.traincaster.com 

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August First Friday Webinar: Performance Score LEED O+M Certification
Aug
2
12:15 PM12:15

August First Friday Webinar: Performance Score LEED O+M Certification

This course will review the Arc Platform and how it is used to pursue and certify projects in Performance Score to Certification in LEEDv4 Operations & Maintenance, as well as understand the similarities to certification in LEEDv4.1 Operations & Maintenance (O+M). Additionally, attendees will understand the benchmarking and analytics tools within the platform to further a projects sustainability goals. Finally, attendees will review a case study for a project that achieved LEED Platinum Certification in LEEDv4 O+M through the Arc Platform.

Pricing:

$10 for all attendees. Are you a USGBC Community member? Please contact us to get your free promo code. Not a USGBC Community Member, yet? Join here.

General Information:

Please note: If you would like continuing education credit for attendance, you must register individually (non-registered viewers of the WebEx will not be able to report attendance), and you will need to include your GBCI number and AIA number in the registration/order form. An event password will be emailed to all registered participants in your confirmation and reminder emails.

Approved for 1 LEED specific GBCI CE hour for the BD+C, O+M specialties, the LEED Green Associate, and 1 AIA LU.

Questions? Please contact: Kirsten Swanson

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Environmental Town Hall for Eastern Religious Communities
Aug
2
12:00 PM12:00

Environmental Town Hall for Eastern Religious Communities

Are you a member of an Eastern faith tradition? Virginia Interfaith Power and Light wants to hear from you! We'll be hosting an online discussion on Friday, August 2nd, from 12:00-1:00pm to hear why environmental justice matters to Buddhists, Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Baha'is, and members of other Eastern religions. Come and join us on your lunch break!

Join us online at https://zoom.us/j/542392017 or call in at (646)558-8656 (join code: 542392017).

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WALNUT FARM’S OFFICIAL RIBBON CUTTING & OPEN HOUSE
Aug
1
3:00 PM15:00

WALNUT FARM’S OFFICIAL RIBBON CUTTING & OPEN HOUSE

Why? to showcase our new homes featuring:

• Virginia’s 1st Zero Energy Ready Home community (Solar Ready)

• How You Live? Design approach (plans for great livability)

• Front porch living (to promote a neighborly lifestyle)

Who’s coming? a collection of great people:

• Representatives from local government & the U.S. Department of Energy

• Friends, community members and in-the-know first purchasers

• Manufacturers, suppliers, trade partners and professionals that made the project possible

• Guest Speakers: Sam Rashkin, Chief Architect of the Building Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; John McLinden, CEO of Digibilt

Please RSVP to:

Morgan Epstein Wojciechowski

Phone: (757) 328-6275 Email: MorganE@HEC-VA.com

Website: www.WFSolarHomes.com

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Garden Give Backs | Keep Virginia Beautiful
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Garden Give Backs | Keep Virginia Beautiful

Each Wednesday, the Hof Garden will host a local non-profit organization and donate 10% of our sales to their cause. We'll also have a custom cocktail created for the nonprofit and we will donate $5 for each of those cocktails served.

On 07/31, we welcome Keep Virginia Beautiful! The mission at Keep Virginia Beautiful is to engage and unite Virginians to improve our natural and scenic environment. Their goals include becoming the leading statewide voice, providing a framework for improved communication and collaboration, cultivating and supporting sustainable programs, and engaging citizens by linking them to volunteer opportunities and information about 5 impact areas: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Waste Reduction, Beautification, and Education.

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Boats & Brews - After Work Rafting & Happy Hour at Väsen Brewing
Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

Boats & Brews - After Work Rafting & Happy Hour at Väsen Brewing

Grab your friends or work group and come rafting and see the RVA Sunset. Afterwards unwind with a beer in the gorgeous Väsen taproom. Offered every Tuesday with pick-ups and drop-offs at the Väsen Brewery in Scott's Addition.

Enjoy the Class III rapids of the Lower James River in Richmond, Virginia. Our trained and certified river guides will help your team work together while showing you their favourite spots in the city. Just as the the "Golden Hour" is coming to a close we will bus you back to Väsen and you can unwind with a cold beverage.

Cost: $59 a person (includes one drink ticket)

Group Rates: Call to book your office group and we can accommodate group pricing.

Contact: rvapaddlesports@gmail.com :: 804-898-0697

*** Guest should NOT drink before their rafting trip / RVA Paddlesports has the right to refuse service without refunds if clients are under the influence of alcohol ****

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Trashy Tuesday-Jackson Ward
Jul
30
6:00 PM18:00

Trashy Tuesday-Jackson Ward

Keep Virginia Cozy is setting our sites on Jackson Ward! This amazing neighborhood, home to so many awesome businesses and beautiful homes, is going to be getting a good old Trashy Tuesday clean! We are going to be meeting at the intersection of Brook Road and W Leigh Street (adjacent to Abner Clay Park). Then with the had work of y'all, our amazing volunteers, we are going to make Jackson Ward shine! So come join us for another wonderful Tuesday! Tell your co-workers, bring your friends and come join our trashy family!
Be kind. Smile at strangers. Pick up litter. Keep Virginia Cozy!

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Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
Jul
29
6:30 PM18:30

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

The Charlottesville Climate Collaborative (C3) will discuss how to reduce your carbon footprint by taking simple actions in your home and lifestyle. Then consider taking the Home Energy Challenge as a practical, fun, and measurable way to get started. Presented by Claire Habel, C3’s Residential Program Manager. Find out more at cvilleclimate.org

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Healthy Homes Moisture Summit 2019
Jul
29
to Jul 30

Healthy Homes Moisture Summit 2019

  • CHP Energy Solutions Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Multifamily homes are struggling to stay dry, comfortable, healthy, and durable. Moisture issues in these building types causes the growth of mold and mildew and is adversely affecting indoor air quality. This summit will focus on how to mitigate these moisture issues and dry out your buildings!

Come learn from industry experts and collaborate with partners about building durability and improving indoor air quality. Experts will discuss the principles of moisture movement in buildings and why they get wet and stay wet. The summit will also cover how proper system sizing and mechanical ventilation for both older and new high performance buildings impact moisture, health, safety, and durability for the building and its occupants.

Check out the graphic for more info - registration is $149 and includes lunch.

Space is limited, registration is open until Monday, July 22nd

Register by email at rcasper@chpc2.org or by phone at 540-260-9081 ext. 4000

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