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Working Together to Create a Positive Environmental Legacy

VMI hosts Environment Virginia Symposium
VMI hosts Environment Virginia Symposium
Sylvia Hoehns Wright

Join in celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Environment Virginia Symposium! Sponsored by Virginia Military Institute, this event is held April 8 – 10 2014 in Lexington.

Learn about innovative and cost-effective solutions to pressing environmental issues, network with policy-makers, industry leaders, academics and more. This 25th anniversary year the Honorable Terry McAuliffe opens the symposium challenging all to ‘create a positive environmental legacy’. The Honorable Molly Ward, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources also participates throughout this event.

Join environmental professionals from business, government, environmental organizations, and academia to learn best practices from across the state and region and to enable relationships that help reach environmental goals. An Awards Luncheon kicks off the program on April 8, and an Anniversary Gala Celebration takes place on April 9 with remarks by the Honorable William J. Howell, Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates and Secretary Ward.

Plenary session speakers include: the Honorable Terry McAuliffe, Governor, Commonwealth of Virginia; Janet Ranganathan, World Resources Institute; Thomas Farrell, Dominion Resources; and the Honorable Molly Ward, Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources. The agenda also offers more than 40 breakout sessions on a range of topics.

While in the area, enjoy the beauty of Lexington by participating in the 5K run or 1M walk along Woods Creek, behind VMI and Washington and Lee University. No pre-registration is necessary and donations are accepted to benefit Rockbridge Retreat, a non-profit organization providing outdoor activities in Rockbridge County, Virginia for disabled Special Operation veterans and their families in a cooperation with Special Operations Warrior Foundation and the Shenandoah Valley Veterans Center.

For details of this and other events scheduled at the VMI campus, visit web site www.vmi.edu/environmentva . Register and attend an event that enables the understanding of “Collective Impact: Working Together to Create a Positive Environmental Legacy.”