Albermarle Ciderworks Table at 2013 EcoFair

 

This year, Charlottesville Earth Week lasts from April 12th to April 27th! Some of us are jokingly calling it "Earth Fortnight."

UVA's "One HellUVa Planet" Week is from April 15 to April 24. Almost all events are open to the public (though some require registration), and a special effort is being made to bring UVA students and the Charlottesville community together.

See their calendar here: http://earthweekuva.me/2014-events/

 

 

Charlottesville Earth Week Events:

 

Earth Week Grillin' at Whole Foods
Sat, April 19 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Come on out to Whole Foods and enjoy Portobello Mushroom Burgers, Veggie Burgers, Beef Burgers and Beef Hot Dogs. All proceeds help to continue the work of Earth Week in bringing you the best environmental events every April!
Whole Foods Market
1797 Hydraulic Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

 


Riparian Buffer Planting and Invasives Removal (Go X-Stream Makeover Event)

Sat, April 19 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Join the Master Naturalists in removal of invasive plants and replacement with native species.
Quarry Park - Off Monticello Ave (Rt. 20 South)
Turn right on Quarry Park Road at the southern edge of Charlottesville near the intersection with Rt. 64.

Register and get more info:
www.rivannariver.org
434-97-RIVER
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Rivanna River Cleanups (Go X-Stream Makeover Event)

Sat, April 19 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Help clean up the Rivanna River! This cleanup will take place simultaneously at three locations: Hampton Mill, Meadow Creek, and Woodbrook Lagoons. Trash bags, gloves, water, snacks and some tools will be provided. We ask that you wear long sleeved shirts, long pants, closed toed shoes, and a hat.

Register and get more info:
www.rivannariver.org
434-97-RIVER
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Boots, Critters, and Maps Workshop (Go X-Stream Makeover Event)

Sat, April 19 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Come learn about water quality and take part in monitoring the Rivanna River at this Education Forum hosted by the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center.
Darden Towe Park

Register and get more info:
www.rivannariver.org
434-97-RIVER
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Community Bikes

Sat, April 19 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Community Bikes will help you tune up your bike or get you on a recycled bike. Costs are very affordable. We charge $5/hr to help you work on your bikes with our tools.
405, Avon St, Charlottesville


Build A House for $500 and Up: The Guide to Underground Housing

Sun, April 20 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
This all day course will show you how to get light, air and good views; how to cut your material costs up to 90%; how to build greenhouses into your home; how to construct build-in root cellars, wine cellars, and fallout shelters; how to use solar energy effectively; how to build into hillsides and solve drainage problems; plus how to handle zoning and building codes. If you are thinking of building your own livable, pleasant, light and airy home that's tuned into nature then this course is for you.
Ivy Creek Natural Area Educational Building
Limited Space available.
Free (donations accepted)

RSVP:
914-806-4811
More info:
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Food not Bombs

Sun, April 20, 1:00 PM

Join Food not Bombs for a community meal and distribution of produce that is gleaned from the City Market and local grocery stores. A great way to build community.
Tonsler Park 435 Cherry St, Charlottesville

 

CHÜVA Cooperative Picnic

Monday, April 21, 12:00 PM - Sundown and beyond

What could be greener than sharing your home with others? Join the CHÜVA housing cooperative and members of other cooperatives around town for all day outdoor picnic, including grilling, gardening, yoga, tie-dyeing, jam sessions, and more! Learn about cooperative living and cooperative businesses by casually chatting with members of cooperatives. Bringing a dish is welcome, but not required.
2300 Fontaine Ave (Courtyard between 2300 and 2302)
Charlottesville, VA 22903

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1545574075667029/
CHÜVA: http://coopuva.wordpress.com/
Email Andon at aozeba (AT) gmail (dot) com



Earth Week Expo (UVA Earth Week Event)

Tue, April 22 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Tour from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
A lunch and learn community event. Join UVA researchers as they describe challenges facing our oceans and how best to meet them. Student Poster Competition, Exhibits, Complimentary Luncheon, and a tour of UVA's LEED Gold-certified building.
Various rooms in Newcomb Hall
Free Parking at Central Grounds Garage - 400 Emmet St.

Get more info and register for the tour:
http://www.virginia.edu/sustainability/earth-week-expo/




Fire Your Dryer!

Friday, April 25, 5 - 7 PM

Transition Charlottesville is holding a Clothesline Party to launch their campaign to encourage more line drying. They'll have BENT Improv, the Green Grannies, clothespin games for kids, a raffle to win an umbrella drying rack, and the chance to make your own laundry soap. Come by and discover how easy it is to harness free, renewable energy!
Downtown Mall Central Fountain

Get updates and more info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/297727867051785/

 

 
Rivanna River Sojourn

Sat, April 26 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Annual Rivanna River Sojourn, a professionally guided paddle down the Rivanna River from Crofton to Palmyra. Hosted by the Rivanna Conservation Society and Blue Ridge Mountain Sports. Transportation, guides, safety measures, drinks and snacks will be provided.
$35 Adults - $25 Child (under 12)

Register and get more info:
www.rivannariver.org
434-97-RIVER
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Rivanna Water and Sewer Authority Public Tours (Go X-Stream Makeover Event)

Sat, April 26 10:00 AM, Second Tour at 1:00 PM
Wonder where your wastewater goes? Come to one of 2 public tours of the Moores Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant.
695 Moores Creek Lane, Charlottesville (Woolen Mills area)

Register and get more info:
www.rivannariver.org
434-97-RIVER
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Riparian Buffer Planting and Invasives Removal (Go X-Stream Makeover Event)

Sat, April 26 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Join the Master Naturalists in removal of invasive plants and replacement with native species.
Quarry Park - Off Monticello Ave (Rt. 20 South)
Turn right on Quarry Park Road at the southern edge of Charlottesville near the intersection with Rt. 64.

Register and get more info:
www.rivannariver.org
434-97-RIVER
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River Cleanup (Go X-Stream Makeover Event)

Sat, April 26 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Help clean up the Rivanna River! This cleanup will take place at Quarry Park on Moores Creek in Belmont. Trash bags, gloves, water, snacks and some tools will be provided. We ask that you wear long sleeved shirts, long pants, closed toed shoes, and a hat.
Meet at the Rivanna Trails Foundation's Shed.

Register and get more info:
www.rivannariver.org
434-97-RIVER
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Fluvanna County Earth Day Event

April 26 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
An outdoor Earth Day Celebration at Pleasant Grove in Palmyra, organized by the Fluvanna Master Gardeners.
Pleasant Grove Park, Thomas Jefferson Pkwy, Palmyra, VA, 22963

More details and updates:
http://www.fluvannamg.org/events/earth-day-at-pleasant-grove-in-palmyra-save-the-date/


Eco Fair 2014!

Sunday, April 27th from 11 AM to 5 PM at the Main Street Arena in Charlottesville.

There will be music, workshops, kids activities, and delicious food! Every environmental non-profit and sustainable business in the area will be there, so its sure to be a great opportunity to learn about environmental topics and meet the people engaged in them. We are also showcasing several alternative fuel vehicles in our first ever "Green Auto" section!

Register as a vendor and/or sponsor here: http://www.earthweek.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=36&Itemid=53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2013 Eco Fair was held on Sunday, April 21.

Details about everything that happened during last year's Eco Fair can be found here.  

Stay tuned for other events that Earth Week will be sponsoring during the year!

 

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