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November 17. 2023

Roanoke College

Time 9:15am-1:15pm



This year's theme is

Living Blue: Clean Water and You


Earth Summit is an event that brings together local professionals and high school and college students to learn more about careers in environmental sustainability.

Our Earth Summit meetings occur annually in the fall and include interactive workshops that provide students with a real-world connection to the community they live in. Attendees align passion and sustainable best practices with a successful career. 

Our objective is to empower students. We aim to equip them with new skills, broaden their horizons about exciting career possibilities, and inspire them to take active roles in their communities. Ultimately, we hope to motivate them to volunteer and engage in activities that promote sustainability and create positive impacts for the world.

Article: VWCC welcomes Earth Summit! in November 2022

Earth Summit Video Testimonials

**New** November 2023

November 2022

November 2021

March 2021

Our Earth Summit 2023 Speakers

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Sarah Baumgardner

Western Virginia Water Authority

Behind the Faucet –  Passion and Technology Come Together to Provide Quality Water and Wastewater Services for the Roanoke Valley​


Mckenzie Brocker 

City of Roanoke-Stormwater Division

The State of Our Waters: Water Quality in the City of Roanoke​



Gabriel Irigaray 

Roanoke Valley – Alleghany Regional Commission


Environmental Planning: Assess, Identify, Collaborate​

Chelsea Peters

Roanoke College

Hydrology in the Roanoke Valley​


Durelle Scott

Virginia Tech

The Role of Engineering and Biology to Create Sustainable Solutions for Our Water Current and Future Needs​

Kansas Keeton, Aerin Doughty, Kimberly Romero,

and Rachel Pence

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Water Quality in Virginia​

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Earth Summit 2023 Sponsors

Lunch Sponsor


Breakfast Snack Sponsor

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