Thank you to all our exhibitors, sponsors, volunteers, attendees, and speakers for making the inaugural HRSLE an outstanding success!
We would like to thank everyone that attended and supported the Hampton Roads Sustainable Living Expo. By all accounts, the event was extremely successful.
The business luncheon, held the first day of the Expo and featuring nationally recognized speakers Chris Stone of Clark Nexsen and Stewart Schwartz of the Coalition for Smarter Growth, had over 160 participants. The speakers shared with the group their experiences, including opportunities and constraints regarding sustainability from local to international levels. The interactive dialogue that followed between participants and speakers highlighted our own opportunities here in Hampton Roads.
The Public Expo, held September 29, 2012, with over 3,000 attendees and 120 various exhibitors, had broad regional attendance from visitors and exhibitors alike.
The e-cycling-shredding event on Saturday, sponsored by the Virginia Aquarium, TFC, and Goodwill, diverted the following electronic and paper waste from the landfill:
- Electronics: 2 ¼ tractor trailer loads/16,000 pounds /8 tons
- Document Shredding: 2,642 pounds
- Cardboard: 247 pounds
In addition, 128 canned food items (approximately 128 pounds) were collected for The Potter’s House at the Virginia Beach United Methodist Church.
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.
The 2013 dates and times will be announced soon. In the interim, please visit our facebook or flickr pages to stay connected.
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