Below, please find details on EarthCraft Virginia’s annual events. For a full list of all upcoming events that EarthCraft Virginia is participating in, supporting or attending, click here.
Annual EarthCraft Virginia Float Trip
June 15th, 2013 – Register here. This is a free event, but please register so that we know you’ll be joining us.
The Third Annual Float Trip will be hosted on June 15th. While you are welcome to camp out with us on Friday night, the trip officially begins early Saturday morning when folks gather to head to the river. The float down from Scottsville to the campsite is approximately 5 miles and will take 4‐6 hours depending on if you are fishing, floating, tubing or paddling. Shuttles will take everyone to the drop-off location at 9:30 am, and we plan on putting in at the Scottsville landing around 10 am to ensure getting to the campsite by 5 pm to get things together for the potluck dinner. A campfire, music and fireworks ensure that the fun continues well into the evening, and while some head home after dinner, others choose to camp out and eventually make it back to their tents for some rest after a long day in the sun.
The great part about this weekend is that you can make it as long or as short as you like! You can camp one or both nights, come up for the day on Saturday to float, meet us at the campsite for the potluck dinner, etc. Kids are welcome.
What we will provide: porta potties, picnic tables, plate ware/utensils, trash bags, shuttles to float drop-off
What you will need to provide: a dish for the potluck, your own canoe, kayak, or tube, adult beverages, ice, snacks, tent/sleeping bag
Keep in mind: While you are welcome to camp out on Friday and Saturday nights, you are responsible for bringing anything you’d need over the weekend.
Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards
EarthCraft Virginia recently hosted our 4th Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards on March 28th at the SunTrust Building in Richmond to recognize the region’s premiere developers, builders, architects, government officials and other industry professionals drawing over 120 individuals.
Each year, EarthCraft Virginia presents awards in a variety of categories to builders, developers and other stakeholders throughout the region who demonstrate superior dedication to the advancement of sustainable housing. Winners are honored in a variety of categories to cover new construction, renovation, single family, multifamily and more.
Winners were awarded based on projects completed in 2012. This year’s award winners include:
- Single Family Builder of the Year: J. Hall Homes, Inc.
- Single Family Project of the Year: 3441 Little Hunting Creek Drive, Alexandria VA by Daffan Homes
- Multifamily New Construction Project of the Year: The Crossings at 4th & Preston, Charlottesville VA by Virginia Supportive Housing
- Multifamily Renovation Project of the Year: Colonial Village, Arlington VA by Wesley Housing Development Corporation
- Multifamily Developer of the Year: GEM Management
- Multifamily Contractor of the Year: Community Housing Partners
- Habitat for Humanity Affiliate of the Year: Almost Heaven Habitat for Humanity
- Most Energy Efficient Home of the Year: 310 6th Street, Charlottesville VA by Latitude 38, LLC
- Visionary Award: T.K. Somanath, Executive Director of Better Housing Coalition