A virtual event celebrating Biophilia and our Love for Our Living World
June 10, 2022 via Zoom
The 2021 Virtual Event Featured:
- A curated special three-course vegetarian dinner from Busboys And Poets. Patrick Bonisteel, the Vision Preserver (VP) of Training and Development at Busboys and Poets spoke about the restaurant’s sustainability practices.
- Arlington County Board Chair Matt de Ferranti and Congressman Don Beyer gave welcoming remarks that highlighted the progress being made in Arlington towards being Carbon Neutral by 2050. Senator Barbara Favola, Delegate Alfonso Lopez, Arlington County Board Member Katie Cristol, and Arlington County Board Member Libby Garvey extended their appreciation and thanks to the comm
- Jason Samenow, editor and writer covering weather and climate for The Washington Post, spoke about Extreme weather in Washington, D.C.: How has it changed and what does the future hold?
- Trivia with Crowdpurr with questions culled from our previous events in the series. The lucky winner received a compost bin. Two raffles: one for Scout and Cellar wines and a goodie bag from Trader Joe’s plus a $50 gift certificate to Masons and Green.
Speaker Spotlight: Jason Samenow, The Washington Post
Jason Samenow has loved the weather since he was a boy. He earned a degree in environmental science, focusing in atmospheric science at the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in atmospheric science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has worked as a climate change analyst for the federal government, monitoring, analyzing and communicating the science of climate change. He founded CapitalWeather.com in early 2004.
The EcoExtravaganza was a success due to the hard work and contributions of many people, from the volunteers to the staff, the speakers, the sponsors, and the attendees.