Hampton Roads Celebrates Earth Day

Earth Day is this week! To celebrate, CM will be blogging all week leading up to it letting you know how you can help our planet – locally and via internet.

With this week’s anniversary of Earth Day, we wanted to focus on some of the environmentally-friendly activities taking place in Hampton Roads, Virginia. If any of our readers have a line on any other local events, please let us know. We would be happy to add it to one of our posts this week.

neon earthWednesday, April 21, 2010
The Southeastern Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Women Business
Owners  (NAWBO) will host the group Virginians for Reliable Energy. The topic of discussion will the “The Buzz About Virginia Energy.” The event will take place at the Town Point Club in Norfolk from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Pre-register online at www.nawboseva.org or call 757-273-8025. The cost is $50.

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Norfolk Redevelopment & Housing Authority (NRHA) celebrates Earth Day with the future Grandy Village Learning Center, located at 3151 Kimball Terrace in Norfolk. The event starts with breakfast from 9:30 – 10 a.m. including locally grown produce. Exhibits by the Elizabeth River Project, Wetlands Watch, NRHA, Keep Norfolk Beautiful, Henderson Inc., VA and Ready Mix Concrete Association will be featured. Learning center tours will begin at 10:15 a.m. Visitors can view progress of the new facility, which is being built with 70% green materials and will open in time for the next school year. When complete, the school will be 30 – 40% more green than conventional buildings and will be powered with geothermal energy.

Sunday, May 2, 2010
The City of Virginia Beach will host Earth Day at Mount Trashmore Park from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be environmental crafts, exhibits, activities, food and entertainment. Children are welcome. The Park is located at 310 Edwin Drive in Virginia Beach. The first 200 people to arrive by bicycle will receive a free gift.

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