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National Geographic’s Sandra Postel to speak at NOVA’s 2017 Green Festival

In celebration of Earth Day, Northern Virginia Community College will host the 2017 Green Festival with Keynote Speaker Sandra Postel, a water scientist for National Geographic and the director of the Global Water Policy Project. The 2017 Green Festival is scheduled for 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25 in the gym and theater of the Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center at NOVA’s Annandale Campus, 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA.

Postel is an author and leading authority on international water issues. Her previous works include Pillar of Sand: Can the Irrigation Miracle Last? and Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity along with more than 100 articles for scholarly publications. Postel also co-founded and contributes to National Geographic’s freshwater blog, “Water Currents.”

The purpose of NOVA’s Annual Green Festival is to increase both the college and local community awareness of regional, national and global environmental issues and provide information regarding ways that individuals can help preserve the environment.

NOVA has celebrated nature and national parks for many years by partnering with Fairfax County for Arbor Day celebrations before creating the Green Festival four years ago. This year’s theme is “We Are All Downstream – What’s in Our Oceans, Rivers, Streams and Creeks?” The Green Festival will include a screening of the film “A Plastic Ocean”; a green job fair with mock interview sessions; informational booths of local, regional and national environmental organizations; giveaways and lunch for pre-registered attendees.

Space is limited for Green Festival 2017, and registration is required for workshops, lunch, swag and door prizes. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on site. Participants are welcome to park in the student lots for free during the event. To pre-register for the Green Festival, visit the website for this year’s event. For additional information about Green Festival 2017, contact Cheryl Robinette at crobinette@nvcc.edu.


Media Contact: Raytevia Evans | 703.425.5839 | revans@nvcc.edu



Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.