Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo
August 28, 2013 · 1 pm - 5 pm
Join us for the 2013 Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo, August 28th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This event is designed to reach K-12 educators throughout Hampton Roads. Attendees to this event will be engaged with our speaker series, concentrating on how to integrate sustainability in to the classroom. Find out about local sustainability opportunities, including educational programs offered by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and Lynnhaven River Now. Explore the successes and strategies of sustainability in the classroom in face-to-face interaction with nationally recognized speaker Stephen Ritz.
The event’s keynote national speaker, Stephen Ritz is a South Bronx teacher/administrator who believes that students shouldn't have to leave their community to live, learn and earn in a better one. His January 2012 TEDxTALK trended Twitter nationally and received a standing ovation: http://www.ted.com/talks/stephen_ritz_a_teacher_growing_green_in_the_south_bronx.html. Stephen was just announced as a national Green Apple Education Ambassador for the US Green Building Council and is working on embedding the concepts of sustainability and environmental justice into K-12 programming and beyond.
This event is free and open to the public. All participants are encouraged to stay after the event to interact with their peers throughout the region, in the Sandler Center Plaza, for the last Y-Not Wednesday event of the season.