Looking for some family fun with a bit of environmental education tossed in? Then make plans to attend the Fourth Annual Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo and Lynnhaven River NOW Fall Festival. Set for this Saturday, Sept. 19, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Brock Environmental Center, the regional event will feature exhibits from more than 60 Hampton Roads localities, environmental agencies and businesses that focus on sustainability.
The event is organized by Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) Lynnhaven River NOW (LRN), Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) and other organizations.
“I’m excited that our school division is once again a co-host for this informative community event,” said Superintendent Aaron Spence. “We have been committed to building environmentally efficient schools and facilities since breaking ground for a new Hermitage Elementary in 2003 and seven more have followed since. Green schools are designed to save energy, water and money.”
At 1 p.m., Virginia Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam will recognize this year’s Pearl School recipients and Spence will recognize those receiving Sustainable School Recognition Awards
Attendees will be able to tour the newly-constructed Brock Environmental Center, designed for both Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and for full certification as a living building.
Brock Environmental Center is located at 3663 Marlin Bay Drive in the heart of Pleasure House Point.