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Creating a Center for Environmental Inspiration
August 18, 2014 @ 5:30 am - 7:30 pm
Join us to learn more about the Brock Environmental Center being built by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation to engage, inform, and inspire generations about the environment and how we can all help Save the Bay™. The Brock Center, located at Pleasure House Point in Virginia Beach, Virginia, will be an innovative example of environmentally sensitive and sustainable building—one of the greenest facilities to embrace a net-zero energy and net-zero water approach—and advance CBF’s efforts to defend one of the nation’s most valuable and threatened natural resources, the Chesapeake Bay. The Brock Environmental Center will meet the strictest environmental standards in accordance with the Living Building Challenge™. The building’s footprint will use less than an acre of CBF’s 10-acre parcel, a very small percentage of the total area of Pleasure House Point.
RSVP to bMORELBC@gmail.com
Mary Tod Winchester, Vice President Administration & Operations, Chesapeake Bay
Mary Tod Winchester joined the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) in 1971. The Foundation has grown into one of the premier regional environmental organizations in the world. Serving as Vice President for Administration/Operations, she has guided CBF to think, act and build green. Mary Tod has traveled nationally and internationally giving presentations on the Merrill Center’s successes. Realizing education is key to change she developed an extensive facility tour program with a long-range goal of making the Merrill Center the norm instead of a model.
Living Building Challenge Collaborative
Baltimore is a community-based, in-person group of Living Building Challenge Ambassadors that provides an opportunity for informal learning experiences and advances community transformation. Collaborative members create the local conditions that allow for development of Living Buildings, Sites and Neighborhoods.
To learn more about the Baltimore Collaborative, visit their facebook page!