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Virginia Environmental Assembly 2012

Presented by Virginia Conservation Network

Sponsors:  Chesapeake Bay Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, Piedmont Environmental Council, Preservation Virginia, Coalition for Smarter Growth, Potomac Riverkeeper, Arlington Coalition on Smart Transportation, Virginia Bicycling Federation, Advanced Transit Association, Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park, James River Association, Virginia Interfaith Power and Light, National Parks Conservation Association.

$45.00 (includes reception and lunch).
Student Rate $15 (please phone the VCN office to obtain this discounted rate.)

After 8:00 AM on October 20th, online registration will be closed.  There will be onsite registration.


Friday, Oct. 19:  Virginia Tech Research Center, Arlington
(900 N. Glebe Road, Second Floor)

5:00 p.m.  Wine and Cheese Reception, Silent Auction
6:00 p.m.  Virginia Tech Representative Welcome
6:15 p.m.  Recognize Guests of Honor
7:00 pm    Auction ends, checkout

Enjoy refreshing cocktails and networking while placing your bids at the Silent Auction to support VCN’s environmental education programs. 

View a list of current auction itemsDonate an auction item such as a gift basket, art, jewelry, camping, canoeing or hiking gear.

Saturday, Oct. 20:  Washington-Lee High School, Arlington
(1301 N. Stafford Street, Commons Area)

This year we'll take an in-depth look at "21st Century Infrastructure." Learn how you can replicate successful clean energy initiatives in your community, and meet some of the state's leading thinkers on the transportation choices facing Virginia.

* 8:00 a.m. Light Breakfast and Registration

* 9:00 a.m. Welcome by State Senator Adam Ebbin

* 9:15 a.m. VCN Annual Meeting presented by Gerald Gray, VCN President

* 9:30 a.m.  Keynote Speaker:  Catherine Thomasson, MD, Director Physicians for Social Responsibility: "Coal, Climate Change, and Keeping the Clean Air Promise"

* 10:15 a.m.  Gov. Tim Kaine

* 10:45 a.m. Break

* 11:00 a.m.  Panel:  Energy Initiatives for Your Community

State Delegate Alfonso Lopez, Moderator
Rich Dooley, Arlington County: How Arlington plans to deliver cleaner energy to its residents
Cynthia Adams, LEAP:  How greater Charlottesville pioneered a community-wide model for energy efficiency retrofits
Blue Crump, Urban Grid Solar: How small businesses grow local energy independence

* 12:00 p.m. Lunch (included in registration cost)

* 1:00 p.m. Panel: Rethinking Transportation for the 21st Century

Senator Barbara Favola, Moderator
Chris Miller, Piedmont Environmental Council: How citizens reshaped Route 50 with roundabouts despite VDOT's skepticism.
Dennis Leach, Arlington Mobility Lab: How Arlington is giving residents more choices and helping them make better choices.
Jim Bacon, author and blogger: How Charlottesville advocates have challenged VDOT's plans for US 29 with ideas of their own.

* 2:00 p.m.    Clean Water Tour:  The County of Arlington is invested in making its water infrastructure green. From green roofs to restored urban streams, county staff will be giving guided tour of the some of their many stormwater management projects. The green infrastructure tour will depart at 2:00 P.M. and last about an hour an a half.

1st Stop - Four Mile Run (intersection of Mt. Vernon Ave and S. Glebe)
2nd Stop - Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th St. South)
3rd Stop - Donaldson Run stream restoration (Zachary Taylor Park, 2900 Military Rd.)

Lodging:  To make a reservation at the Hilton Arlington:  Phone 1-800-Hiltons and ask for the "VCN" group discount. (Check in 3:00 PM, Check out noon)


After 8:00 AM on October 20th, online registration will be closed.  There will be onsite registration.