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Blue Ridge Eco Fair

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· Stage
Welcome to Blue Ridge Eco Fair
A welcome from Sustain Floyd. Hear about how to explore this event, and listen to some music from Appalachia Rising.
Woody Crenshaw
2021-04-25T13:00:00Z 2021-04-25T13:15:00Z America/New_York Welcome+to+Blue+Ridge+Eco+Fair https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Tiny Homes: Lessons from Living Small-Panel
A lively conversation about tiny houses, simple living and finding the right size housing and life style.
Hari Berzin Vina Lustado Dee Williams Macy Miller
2021-04-25T13:15:00Z 2021-04-25T14:00:00Z America/New_York Tiny+Homes%3A+Lessons+from+Living+Small-Panel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Zach Bush Keynote
My work is dedicated to the health of humanity and our home planet. A collective rise in consciousness is needed so that we can thrive within nature.
Zach Bush
2021-04-25T14:05:00Z 2021-04-25T15:00:00Z America/New_York Zach+Bush+Keynote https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Zach Bush Q&A
My work is dedicated to the health of humanity and our home planet. A collective rise in consciousness is needed so that we can thrive within nature.
Zach Bush
2021-04-25T15:00:00Z 2021-04-25T15:30:00Z America/New_York Zach+Bush+Q%26A https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Alternative Transportation Panel Discussion with RIDE
A look at innovations, trends, & behavioral changes in alternative transportation: electric bikes, shared micro mobility, ride sharing & autonomous vehicles.
Christy Straight Ken McLeod Cat Woodson Kali Casper
2021-04-25T15:30:00Z 2021-04-25T16:00:00Z America/New_York Alternative+Transportation+Panel+Discussion+with+RIDE https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Feeding Yourself From Your Garden
Barbara Pleasant shares proven strategies for stocking your own homegrown pantry, from the ground up.
Barbara Pleasant
2021-04-25T15:30:00Z 2021-04-25T16:00:00Z America/New_York Feeding+Yourself+From+Your+Garden https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Forests: Repairing the Past, Defending the Future
A live chat with nature writer Chris Bolgiano
Chris Bolgiano
2021-04-25T15:30:00Z 2021-04-25T16:00:00Z America/New_York Forests%3A+Repairing+the+Past%2C+Defending+the+Future https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Blue Ridge Green Burial
Kristy Ratcliffe answers your questions about Green Burial.
Kristy Ratcliffe
2021-04-25T16:00:00Z 2021-04-25T16:30:00Z America/New_York Blue+Ridge+Green+Burial https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
The Healing Power of Herbs
A live chat with Maya and Ed Skopal of I-TAL Acres
Maya Skopal
2021-04-25T16:00:00Z 2021-04-25T16:30:00Z America/New_York The+Healing+Power+of+Herbs https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Break With Music
Including a new video from Rising Appalachia
2021-04-25T16:00:00Z 2021-04-25T16:15:00Z America/New_York Break+With+Music https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Teenagers take on Environmental Education
Introducing The Green Cause, a student-led initiative that focuses on providing environmental educational content.
2021-04-25T16:15:00Z 2021-04-25T16:35:00Z America/New_York Teenagers+take+on+Environmental+Education https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Using Your Voice to Make Change
Alaina Coppa and Ingrid Mans of Citizens Climate Lobby answer your questions.
Alaina Coppa Ingrid Mans
2021-04-25T16:30:00Z 2021-04-25T17:00:00Z America/New_York Using+Your+Voice+to+Make+Change https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Why Avoid GMOs? (Pre-recorded Video)
Why you should avoid GMOs and switch to organic today! Jeffrey Smith, Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Responsible Technology.
2021-04-25T16:35:00Z 2021-04-25T16:50:00Z America/New_York Why+Avoid+GMOs%3F+%28Pre-recorded+Video%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
A Passion for Eco Justice
A discussion with Dr. Delia Heck and Rev. Melanie Mullen centered on the concepts of environmental racism, eco- and climate-justice.
Delia Heck Ph.D
2021-04-25T16:50:00Z 2021-04-25T17:20:00Z America/New_York A+Passion+for+Eco+Justice https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Green Cause Answers Your Questions
The Green Cause is a student-led initiative that focuses on providing environmental educational content.
Jonathan Vandergrift
2021-04-25T17:00:00Z 2021-04-25T18:00:00Z America/New_York The+Green+Cause+Answers+Your+Questions https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Expo
Solar Fish, Aquaponics and Solar Living
A live chat with Jeff Wroblewski
Jeff and Alison Wroblewski
2021-04-25T17:00:00Z 2021-04-25T17:30:00Z America/New_York Solar+Fish%2C+Aquaponics+and+Solar+Living https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Making a Difference at Work Panel
Woody Crenshaw will lead a conversation about ways to make a difference in the work place and the ways consumers can vote for healthier business practices
Sara Wohlford Bruce Phlegar Haden Polseno-Hensley Woody Crenshaw
2021-04-25T17:20:00Z 2021-04-25T18:00:00Z America/New_York Making+a+Difference+at+Work+Panel+ https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Zero Waste in a Single Use World
The term zero waste is entering the lexicon. Is it even possible? Mrs. Davis will walk you through her personal journey toward a zero waste lifestyle.
Carol Davis
2021-04-25T18:00:00Z 2021-04-25T18:30:00Z America/New_York +Zero+Waste+in+a+Single+Use+World https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Film Maker on the Frontlines
Documentary filmmaker Katie Teague explores what it means to be fully human in the midst of pandemic, climate and massive systems change.
Katie Teague
2021-04-25T18:35:00Z 2021-04-25T18:55:00Z America/New_York Film+Maker+on+the+Frontlines https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Closing Remarks
Woody Crenshaw
2021-04-25T18:55:00Z 2021-04-25T19:00:00Z America/New_York Closing+Remarks https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Stage
Video Story Library (The Full Playlist!)
The full playlist of all 45 videos, stories collected from around Floyd and beyond will be available on the Stage until midnight.
2021-04-25T19:00:00Z 2021-04-26T00:00:00Z America/New_York Video+Story+Library+%28The+Full+Playlist%21%29 https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fblue-ridge-eco-fair Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Kali Casper

Assistant Planning Director for the Town of Blacksburg, Virginia

Cat Woodson

ROAM NRV (Gotcha powered by Bolt)

Ken McLeod

League of American Bicyclists’

Christy Straight

Ride Solutions @NRVRC

Delia Heck Ph.D

Climate Reality

Katie Teague

Film Director

Fred First

Author

Bianca Palomino

Green Cause Co Founder

Frida Ruiz

Green Cause Founder

Zach Bush

Zach Bush MD

Macy Miller

Mini Motives

Dee Williams

Portland Alternative Dwellings

Haden Polseno-Hensley

Owner Red Rooster

Vina Lustado

SOL HAUS DESIGN

Sustain Floyd

Host

Hari Berzin

Tiny Home Owner

Carol Davis

Sustainability Manager Blacksburg

Bruce Phlegar

General Manager of Roanoke Food Coop

Sara Wohlford

Efficiency and Sustainability Manager

Jonathan Vandergrift

The Green Cause

Kristy Ratcliffe

Green Burial

John Hopkins

Moderator

Alaina Coppa

Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Ingrid Mans

Citizen’s Climate Lobby

Chris Bolgiano

Nature Writer

Maya Skopal

I-TAL Acres

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SustainFloyd is a rural nonprofit in the Blue Ridge Mountains that undertakes projects to support the environment, agriculture, renewable energy and community well-being.

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CUSTOMER SUPPORT

Help & Support during the Blue Ridge Eco Fair

FOOD & FARM

Seven Springs Supplies

FOOD & FARM

Riverstone Organic Farm

YOUTH ENGAGE

Sustain Floyd

STORIES

Citizen Telephone: A Cooperative Venture

MUSIC

The Floyd Country Store

EARTH CARE

Haden Polseno-Hensley

I-TAL Acres

I-TAL Acres

Chris Bolgiano

Forests

Citizens' Climate Lobby

Sustainability Stories

Solar Fish

Jeff & Alison Wroblewski

ENERGY

Solar Energy Primer with Rick Brown

SIMPLE LIVING

Carmen Shenk

FOOD & FARM

Barbara Pleasant

MUSIC

Kari Kovick Heart of the Child Music

TRANSPORT

RIDE Solutions

FOOD & FARM

Healing Power of Natural World with Apple Ridge Farms

SIMPLE LIVING

Maria Saxton, PhD

FOOD & FARM

Plenty! Farm

YOUTH ENGAGE

Tara Daystar, More Trees Please!

FOOD & FARM

Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary

YOUTH ENGAGE

Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation

FOOD & FARM

Mark Hammes

FOOD & FARM

Institute for Responsible Technology

SIMPLE LIVING

Melanie Copeland

STORIES

Community Housing Partners

SIMPLE LIVING

Hari Berzins, Tiny House Family Blogger

EARTH CARE

New River Valley Regional Commission

TRANSPORT

Mark Laity-Snyder, REEVA

EARTH CARE

Fred First, Author and Educator

TRANSPORT

Mark Laity Snyder, REEVA & Generation 180

STORIES

Sara Wohlford, Carilion

ENERGY

JMU Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy

STORIES

Filmmaker on the Frontlines with Katie Teague

FOOD & FARM

Roanoke Food Co+op

EARTH CARE

The Virginia Big Trees Program with Eric Wiseman

EARTH CARE

Floyd County Extension Service

EARTH CARE

Jane Cundiff

EARTH CARE

Partnership for Floyd

EARTH CARE

Sherrie Tippee

MUSIC

A music clip from blues guitarist Mr. Billy.

MUSIC

Quarantined with The Garage Band

MUSIC

Lay Your Baby Down with Jeff Liverman

Rising Appalachia

Rising Appalachia

SustainFloyd

Voices Of Floyd

Mac Traynham

Music from The Floyd Mountain Kids

Green Burial Council

Green Burial