Mount Vernon Group Activist Night
Come have fun. Meet new people. Save the planet! Help the Sierra Club move our region and the nation to a cleaner energy future. Each week we meet to plan campaigns, collect petition signatures, distribute literature at community events, recruit additional volunteers and more. Come once or come weekly--it's up to you! We meet at The Sierra Club's NOVA Hub, located in Alexandria's Del Ray neighborhood at 2312 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Suite 206.
For more information, contact Phillip Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sprawl and Stormwater on Route 1
Join the Coalition for Smarter Growth this Saturday for its walking tour of Route 1 in Fairfax County. CSG will discuss the relationship between infill development and green stormwater management. There will be some off-roading involved, so make sure to bring your hiking shoes!
Guides for the walking tour include:
- Martin Tillett, biologist and member of MVCCA Environment and Recreation Committee
- Randy Kenna, Senior Director, Development and Acquisitions, Combined Properties, Inc.
- Edythe Kelleher, Executive Director, Southeast Fairfax Development Corporation
- Jeff Rodgers, Associate, JBG Residential
- Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director, Coalition for Smarter Growth
For more information and to register, visit the Coalition for Smarter Growth web site
Potomac Overlook Regional Park Open House
Meet up at Potomac Overlook on Saturday for this wonderful springtime tradition full of fun activities and exhibits for all ages! This year marks the 28th year of this event and will include music, entertainment, food, community exhibits, games, a maypole dance, and much more! For additional information, visit the park web site at http://www.nvrpa.org/park/potomac_overlook
62th Green Breakfast: Green Buildings and Passive Houses
Homeowners are looking for ways to "go green" and "save green" by making their homes more energy efficient. Mr. Peter Henry, Architect with Peter Henry Architecture, specializes in designing and constructing the most energy efficient homes in the Northern Virginia region will share insights and an example of a new residence in Pimmit Hills, Arlington, Virginia, which is designed to meet the German "Passive House Standard." This system is based on creating a very energy efficient building shell through super insulation and air tightness testing. Its innovative construction and insulation result in a residence that can be kept comfortable all year with the same amount of energy needed to run a hair dryer, while serving as an attractive addition to the surrounding community.
The cost of breakfast is $10. If anyone wants to come and just have coffee, please call the conservation district at 703-324-1460