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August Green Drinks is This Thursday

Come out this Thursday, August 20 to the Steward School’s Bryan Innovation Lab for Green Drinks. Join sustainability colleagues and friends; snacks and beverage will be provided by our Sponsors at the Steward School.
Thursday, August 20
5:30 – 7:30 pm
11600 Gayton Road, Richmond, Virginia 23238

The Lab which has been open for a little over two years, has become a catalyst for collaboration and for discovering new ways of learning that reinforce problem solving and encourage students to engage with the world around them. Not only does this building utilize geothermal, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy systems but it also uses large storage cisterns, rain gardens and stormwater best management practices to minimize the flow of pollution into our local streams. This building is a must see!

Also pencil in September’s Green Drinks on Thursday, September 17–during Drive Electric Week!

Find out how electric vehicles and solar power technology can be combined to offer zero emission transportation for Richmonders. Zero Emissions! Charles Gerena, lead organizer of Drive Electric RVA, and Mark Nedervelt of Old Dominion Innovations will be on hand to discuss the technologies and the opportunities for cleaner cars.

Thursday, September 17
5:30 – 7:30 pm
The Urban Farmhouse in Church Hill: 310 N. 33rd St. (Lava Lofts), Richmond, VA 23223

The mission of Drive Electric RVA is to promote electric vehicles (EVs) as a fun, practical transportation alternative that also reduces energy consumption and air pollution. We will meet these goals by providing opportunities in the metro Richmond region for EV owners to learn from each other and for the general public to learn about EV technology. In addition, we will advocate for increasing the use of renewable energy to generate electricity and for reducing the environmental impact of EVs over their entire life cycle.

Have ideas for future Green Drinks? Just let us know: emilycfrancis@gmail.com.
Thanks and we’ll see you on Thursday!
Emily Francis & Brian Crumley
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