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Posted on: August 7, 2018

Annual Fall Green Academy Registration Opens

Registration for the 8th Annual 2018 Green Academy Fall Session is now open. This popular free educational series begins on Sept. 13 and runs on Thursday evenings through Oct. 11. Each meeting begins with a light meal followed by presentations from local subject matter experts who will discuss a variety of green initiatives in the Roanoke Valley. Participants will learn about energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative transportation, water and air quality, local food, recycling, and more.

Four of the sessions will take place in Fishburn Elementary School’s library. The meeting on Oct. 4 will be held off-site. During the final session, participants will gather for a celebratory dinner and graduation ceremony. Space is limited and classes fill up quickly each year, so early registration is strongly encouraged.

Register online by visiting http://www.roanokeva.gov/1499/Green-Academy or contact Nell Boyle, Sustainability Coordinator at the City of Roanoke, at nell.boyle@roanokeva.gov or 540-853-5430.


2018 Green Academy Series Schedule: 


Session 1 – September 13, Fishburn Elementary

5:30 – 6:00 Light Dinner
6:00 – 6:10 Introduction 
6:10 – 6:50 City Green Initiatives 
6:50 – 7:30 Overview of Energy and Emissions Inventories 

 

Session 2 – September 20, Fishburn Elementary

5:30 – 6:00 Light Dinner
6:00 – 6:45 Green Building/Weatherization 
6:45 – 7:30 Recycling and Waste 


Session 3 – September 27, Fishburn Elementary

5:30 – 6:00 Light Dinner
6:00 – 6:45 Transportation 
6:45 – 7:30 Air Quality 

 

Session 4 – October 4, Outing – To Be Announced

5:30 – 6:00 Light Dinner
6:00 – 6:45 Water 
6:45 – 7:30 Renewable Energy 


Session 5 – October 11, Wrap up event @ Fishburn Elementary

5:30 – 6:00 Local Food 
6:00 – 7:30 Dinner, Presentation of Certificates and Social


Please complete the Registration Form to reserve your spot. 

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