Saturday, April 19, 2017
Alan Ford is a resident of Fairfax County for over 15 years.
He is President of the Potowmack Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society and a member of the Fairfax Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists. He volunteers with the Fairfax County Park Authority as an Invasive Management Area leader, with The Nature Conservancy, and with Earth Sangha. He is also an Audubon at Home Ambassador with the Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, advising homeowners on how to increase the wildlife habitat quality of their property.
Mr. Ford is Co-Chair of the Northern Virginia Native Plant Social Marketing Campaign, a coalition of public agencies, business and non-profits, promoting the use of native plants in the managed landscape. He assisted in developing the Nova Natives Guide.
Mr. Ford is a founding member of the Fairfax County Restoration Project (FCRP) and on the Leadership Team. FCRP is a public-private partnership dedicated to restoring natural landscapes in the community.
Mr. Ford has been recognized for his efforts, recently receiving:
Mr. Ford is an Instructor at American University, teaching Geographic Information Systems in the Department of Computer Science.
Dan Slone is national counsel for the U.S. Green Building Council, the World Green Building Council and EcoDistricts. He is on the board of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Dan previously served on the boards of the Resilient Design Institute and BioRegional North America (One Planet Communities), the Eco Industrial Development Council, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, the Form-Based Codes Institute and the National Charrette Institute. He has spoken around the world and written several chapters in books, including two chapters in Eco-Industrial Strategies – Unleashing Synergy Between Economic Development and the Environment. He co-authored A Legal Guide to Urban and Sustainable Development.
Dan has represented the developers of co-generation facilities, eco-industrial parks, distributed generation and microgrids, innovative water systems and large scale mixed- use communities utilizing sustainable infrastructure. He has helped them with coding, zoning, interparty and private/public contracts, entity and structural choice and governance regimes. He advises clients from the concept stage through project exit and helps them overcome the impediments to fulfilling their vision along the way.
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Donielle Nolan, Doni for short, is the Greenhouse and Gardens Specialist for the Office of Sustainability at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. She raises $20,000 every year growing leafy greens for the dining halls in the Presidents Park Greenhouse. She also maintains the Innovation Food Forest where anyone can harvest fruits and veggies such as peaches, blueberries and onion chives. Doni leads students and volunteers every week at these sites, where they can earn class credit, help out and learn the process hands on. She also provides experiential group tours, presentations and training for all ages. Contact her to learn how to get involved, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catherine Zimmerman, an award-winning director of photography, celebrates her 40th year as a documentary filmmaker, working primarily on education and environmental issues. Environmental videos of hers include global warming documentaries for CNN and New York Times Television. Her latest film release is Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home