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NOVA's Green Festival 2020

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NOVA's Annual Green Festival 2020

The Green Festival 2020 has been cancelled due to COVID-19. Stay tuned for a Fall event...

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Annandale Campus - CE Building

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Keynote Speaker: Chad Pregracke - 9:30 a.m. CE Theater
Cleaning America's Rivers

Everything Counts / Waste Prevention / Habitat Loss - 10:30 a.m. CE Theater

Richard Reynolds, Wildlife Biologist, VDGIF - 11:00 a.m. CE Theater
Bats and Wind Energy Development

Lunch and Panel Discussion - 12:00 p.m. CE Forum

Raptor Lecture/Live Birds - 1:00 p.m. CE Forum
Secret Garden Birds and Bees

Information Fair - 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Seminar Rooms

Your Keynote Speaker: Chad Pregracke

Chad PregrackeChad Pregracke, the 2013 CNN Hero of the Year, is proof that one person can make a difference. At the age of 17, Chad started on a crusade to clean up the Mississippi river. Since then Chad’s hard work, vision, humor, and leadership has evolved into a cultural movement that had resulted in 11 million pounds of garbage being cleaned out of America’s rivers with over 100,000 volunteers and dozens of global corporations coming aboard to lend a hand.

Chad’s not-for-profit organization, Living Lands & Waters, was started in 1998 and has evolved to be the only “industrial strength” river organization like it in the world with a multi-million dollar operation. Chad remains the driving force behind the organization and divides his time between living on a house-barge with his crew and living with his wife Tammy at their river home on the Mississippi.

This event is free and open to the public, with open parking in all B lots and the campus garage.