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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Aug 17

Learn to Go Green at the Go Green Expo

Posted on August 17, 2016 at 8:23 AM by Communications Department

Interested in eco-friendly products? Want to know the latest in sustainability practices? Join the Virginia Cooperative Extension Services and the Peninsula Master Gardeners at the 8th Annual Go Green Expo. The free expo being held Saturday, September 10 from 10 AM to 3 PMgogreen1_sc at the Brittingham-Midtown Community Center is a collaboration with Newport News departments of Waterworks and Public Works.

Attendees can take part in interactive information presentations and workshops. Participants can purchase materials for and build their own rain barrel at the Rain Barrel Workshop. Other workshops include discussions about farming, gardening, erosion, lawn care, and sustainability. Adults aren’t the only ones that can have fun learning to go green. Kids can go to the Grin and Grow Learning Garden kids activity area to participate in the hands-on craft projects. They can also have fun with The Bunny Hutch who will discuss animals go green_SCwith their zoo exhibit, get their face painted, or take pictures in the photo boards.

Applications for vendors are currently being accepted. This event is a great venue for green businesses, community groups and public agencies to showcase products, programs and initiatives in conservation. Those interested in being an exhibitor or sponsor can call 757-591-4838 or visit