Featured Event —
EARTH FRIENDLY FRIDAY presents:
ROCKY FORGE: Here comes
Virginia’s First Wind Farm!
May 8, 2015 – Social time, 6:30 (snacks welcome) Program, 7:00
Apex Clean Energy of Charlottesville is actively developing Rocky Forge Wind, an 80 MW (anticipated) project expected to generate enough energy to power up to 20,000 homes annually. It will help address Virginia’s growing electricity demand with clean, homegrown energy while diversifying Botetourt County’s economy and supporting jobs in the local community.
Located in rural Botetourt County, adjacent to existing transmission lines on private land, local wind data confirms that the area under consideration is highly suitable for a wind energy project.
Several representatives of Apex will give an update on the industry, give specifics on the Rocky Forge project, provide details on progress with Botetourt County, and answer questions about how best to help this long-awaited, exciting development happen.
The monthly program series Earth Friendly Friday presents topics of interest for environmentalists and those who enjoy and appreciate the natural world. It is the second Friday of each month, and it is jointly sponsored by the Roanoke Sierra Club and The Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke. Location: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Roanoke, 2015 Grandin Road at Brandon (across from Patrick Henry High School). It is free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to bring a snack dish for sharing before and after the program. For more information contact Dan Crawford at 540-343-5080 email@example.com.