Biweekly Update – September 17, 2018

New Announcements:

1. Virginia Farm to School Fall 2018 Newsletter

2. Registration for 2018 Arlington / Alexandria Urban Agriculture Symposium is OPEN, Arlington, VA – October, 5, 2018

  • To REGISTER or see the full schedule, click HERE

3. 42nd Annual Fall Forestry and Wildlife Field Tours 2018 (aka the Bus Tours)

4. Lewis Ginter PlantFest POSTPONED – Richmond, VA – September 28-29, 2018

5. FREE Gardening Workshops, Speakers, and Giveaways at Belle Grove – Middletown, VA – September 16, 2018

6. Turfgrass Tuesday Webinar on ...

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John Little reappointed Charles E. Via Jr. Professor

From VT News

John Little, professor of civil and environmental engineering in the College of Engineering at Virginia Tech, was reappointed the Charles E. Via Jr. Professor in the Via Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering by Virginia Tech President Tim Sands and Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Cyril Clarke.

The Via Professorship is funded through an endowment established in 1987 by Marion Via Bradley in honor of her late husband to ...

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Virginia Climate Crisis Forum: Solutions to Climate Change

Virginia Climate Crisis Forum: Solutions to Climate Change

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

7:30 PM (doors open at 7 PM)

James Madison High School, 2500 James Madison Drive, Vienna VA 22181

Register: bit.ly/FACSclimateforum

 

Join the discussion of how Virginia is being and will be affected by climate change at the Virginia Climate Crisis Forum, hosted by Faith Alliance for Climate Solutions. Featured speakers are the 2018 candidates for U.S. Senator from Virginia: U.S. ...

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12th Annual Sustainability Week: Sept. 15-23

From VT News

The 12th annual Sustainability Week, an interactive partnership among Virginia Tech Office of Sustainability, the Town of Blacksburg, and Sustainable Blacksburg that highlights sustainability efforts in the community and on campus, will launch on Saturday, Sept. 15.

More than 20 events are scheduled throughout the week of Sept. ...

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Hog Farmers Scramble to Drain Waste Pools Ahead Of Hurricane Florence

Just inland from the North Carolina coast, right in the path of Hurricane Florence, there’s an area where there are many more pigs than people. Each big hog farm has one or more open-air “lagoons” filled with manure, and some could be vulnerable to flooding if the hurricane brings as much rain as feared.

Katy Langley lives downstream from ...

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Disaster aid: new research uses analytics to improve placement of supplies

From VT News

When disaster strikes, having relief supplies in the right place to be deployed swiftly is critical.

Humanitarian relief agencies often position such supplies in advance to help ensure ready availability but lack a good way to gauge the effectiveness of such preparations.

It’s difficult to know what quantities of supplies will be needed and where they should be placed to be most effective, particularly given the uncertainty about where and when a ...

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