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JRGBC honors green building on Nov. 10 at Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen

The James River Green Building Council (JRGBC) will hold its seventh annual Green Building Leadership Awards and Exhibition on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The keynote speaker will be George Bandy, vice president for sustainability, strategy and diversity at InterfaceFLOR.

Every fall, the JRGBC honors organizations and their leaders for outstanding contributions to green building in Virginia, as well as recognizing outstanding green building projects in the central Virginia region. One award in four categories – nonprofit organizations, private sector businesses, government and individual – is presented to those who well-represent the Chapter’s mission to inspire and promote the transformation to a sustainable built environment. Nominees must demonstrate strong and outstanding leadership and action in the cause of green building as a vital part of the local, regional or state community. Awards for projects will be given in the categories of new construction, adaptive re-use/renovation, residential and an overall Juror’s Favorite.

In conjunction with the awards event, the JRGBC will host a large number of displays to showcase products, services and companies that participate in green building. Tickets are $50 and are open to the public. To register, call Megan Miller at 440-0599 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
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Architect of World Trade Center Memorial to speak in Henrico


Michael Arad, the architect of the World Trade Center Memorial, will be the keynote speaker for The 2016 Adolf-Adams JCC Forum on Sat., Jan. 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m., at the Carole and Marcus Weinstein Jewish Community Center in Henrico.

Arad’s “Reflecting Absence” architectural design was selected from more than 5,000 competitive entries as the template for the Memorial’s construction in New York City. During the forum, Arad will discuss the significance and symbolism of the design, as well as his inspiration. The event, which is a highlight of the Weinstein JCC’s Patron of the Arts series, is open to the public > Read more.

Environmental Film Festival planned for February


The Sixth Annual RVA Environmental Film Festival (RVA EFF) will be held Feb. 1-7, 2016 at various locations, including in Henrico County.

A partnership of The Enrichmond Foundation, Capital Region Land Conservancy, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, and Falls of the James Group - Sierra Club, the festival will feature a number of insightful films designed to raise awareness of environmental issues relative to all residents of the planet and Richmond citizens in particular.

A detailed schedule will be released at a time closer to the festival, but the popular children's portion has been set for Saturday, Feb. 6, at the Byrd Theatre in Carytown. > Read more.
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