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September 4, 2012

Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo hits the Convention Center Sept. 28-29

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If you are interested in recycling, energy conservation, locally grown produce, green living, and other sustainable practices, then the Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo is right for you.

Goal
The purpose of the Expo is to help educate the greater Hampton Roads public about the environmental, social, and economic challenges​ we are facing today, to share ideas, resources, and information with individuals, business, and communities, and to promote a more sustainable practices.​​

Where
Virginia Beach Convention Center, 19th Street, Virginia Beach

The Hampton Sustainable Living Expo will take place in conjunction with the Neptune Festival Boardwalk Weekend with free parking and shuttle service between the Virginia Beach Convention Center and oceanfront.

When
Friday, September 28, 2012 – Business Luncheon (Registration is required)​
Saturday, September 29, 2012 – Public Expo (Free and Open to the public)*

Day One (Friday 9/28) – ​Business Luncheon; 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Join us on Friday, September 28 from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m. for a dialogue on sustainability among businesses in the Hampton Roads area. The luncheon’s theme of sustainability will not only focus on the environmental issues, but will emphasize the triple bottom line – people, planet and profit – and how preserving and contributing to the community in which we operate is economically beneficial for all business owners.

The luncheon’s topic will be How Sustainability Affects Your Bottom Line, featuring Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director for the Coalition for Smarter Growth, and Chris Stone, President of Clark Nexsen as two of the key-note speakers who will be speaking directly to how sustainability positively affects economic development within local areas.

Day Two (Saturday 9/29) – Public Expo; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday’s event is designed to answer many questions that local residents may have regarding sustainability. Learning venues will range from edible landscapes and urban gardening to bee keeping and alternative energy opportunities for your home.

There will be a free shuttle service between the Newtown Road Lightrail Station and the Virginia Beach Convention Center (VBCC), as well as from the VBCC to the Neptune Festival events at the oceanfront.

* Admission:

Admission is free but we ask that you either bring an electronic item to be e-cycled, paper to be shredded, a non-perishable food item for Potter’s House or a $2 donation for the Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Team.

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