Upcoming events

    • March 13, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 2855 Orrix Creek Road, Evington, VA 24550
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    Lunch and Learn - Royal Oak Farm

    Please join us for a lunch and learn opportunity for VRA members to visit Royal Oak Farm in Bedford County.  Royal Oak Farm is the largest composting facility in Virginia and is operated by Ken and Barbara Newman. Royal Oak Farm is the premiere producer of high quality composts, top soils and specialty soils in Virginia. Ken will be speaking about his operations and we will tour the facility.  

    Cost:  $15 VRA members, $25 non-members

    Agenda:

    10:00am - 12:00pm   Presentation and tour

    12:30pm    Lunch catered by Liberty Station at Falling Creek Center 

    2 CEU hours are available for this lunch and learn.

    Directions to Royal Oak Farm:

     

    Heading 460 West, turn left onto Route 811, New London Road. (Sheetz and Exxon at intersection)

    Go until stop sign and take a right onto Wyatt's Way.

    Go 1.3 miles and turn left onto Orrix Creek Road.

    Royal Oak is 2 miles on the right and you will see signs.

    Heading 460 East, turn right onto Route 811, New London Road. (Sheetz and Exxon at intersection)

    Go until stop sign and take a right onto Wyatt's Way.

    Go 1.3 miles and turn left onto Orrix Creek Road.

    Royal Oak is 2 miles on the right and you will see signs.

    • May 06, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • May 08, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • Virginia Crossings, 1000 Virginia Center Pkwy, Glen Allen, VA 23059
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    In addition to the many sessions on the conference agenda,  VRA is pleased to offer a special training and several social and networking events at this year's conference.  A conference can't be all work and no fun!  Please RSVP for these events when you register.  

    Monday, May 6

    • Industry Tours -  9:30 am - 3:00 pm 

    Tour the Sims Metal Management scrap yard and TFC Recycling's Chester MRF.    $30 fee includes lunch and transportation.  

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    •  Community Service:  Storm Drain Marking   -  2:00 - 4:00pm 

    Please join us to show your support for the conference’s host community by marking storm drains. 

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    Join us at the brewery for beer tastings and games.

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    Tuesday, May 7 

    • Training:  How to Change Recycling Behaviors Using Social Marketing - 8:30 - 12:00

    No, this training isn't about how to use social media, like Facebook and Twitter.  VRA has partnered with Kelley Dennings to bring you a training about creating social and behavior change.  $40

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    • Welcome reception - 6:00 - 7:30pm

    Gather for light hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and mingling with friends new and old.   Enjoy a friendly game of horseshoes, corn hole or volleyball, or huddling around the firepit.  We'll also raffle off items brought by members representing  their part of the state - don't forget to drop off your contribution at the registration desk!

    Registration deadline:  April 22, 2019 

    Questions?  Contact Margaret at margaret@vrarecycles.org or 804-302-4231. 

     

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    • May 06, 2019
    • May 08, 2019
    • Virginia Crossings, 1000 Virginia Center Pkwy, Glen Allen, VA 23059
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    VRA welcomes you as an exhibitor or conference sponsor.  Did you know that VRA is also now offering Organizational Sponsorships that include conference benefits?  You can learn more about those options here.  We appreciate your support; VRA couldn't do it without you!

    In addition to the many sessions on the conference agenda,  VRA is pleased to offer several social and networking events at this year's conference.  A conference can't be all work and no fun!  Please RSVP for these events when you register.  

    Monday, May

     

    • Community Service:  Storm Drain Marking   -  2:00 - 4:00pm 

    Please join us to show your support for the conference’s host community by marking storm drains. 

    Learn more 

     

    Join us at the brewery for beer tastings and games.

    Learn more 

    Tuesday, May 7 

    • Welcome reception - 6:00 - 7:30pm

    Gather for light hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and mingling with friends new and old.   Enjoy a friendly game of horseshoes, corn hole or volleyball, or huddling around the firepit.  We'll also raffle off items brought by members representing  their part of the state - don't forget to drop off your contribution at the registration desk!

    Registration deadline:  April 19, 2019 

    Questions?  Contact Margaret at margaret@vrarecycles.org or 804-302-4231. 

     

     

    Virginia Crossings lodging details

     

    • May 07, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virginia Crossings, 1000 Virginia Center Pkwy, Glen Allen, VA 23059
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     WORKSHOP:  BEHAVIOR CHANGE FOR SOCIAL GOOD

     

    Learn how to build a campaign to advance recycling behavior change 
      
    Imagine creating an education and outreach campaign that is informed with research and tracked with metrics.  You'll walk away from this workshop with just such a social marketing plan outline that you can start using in your community the next day. 

    VRA has partnered with Kelley Dennings to bring you this interactive training about social and behavior change. Multiple disciplines will be discussed but the focus will be on social marketing.  Not to be confused with social media marketing like Facebook and Twitter, social marketing uses commercial marketing principles to influence human behavior for societal good.

    During the workshop, you will work with colleagues focused on the same behavioral outcome to build an outline of a social marketing plan. This tangible deliverable is something that you can walk away using with your community the next day. 

    This training is designed for municipal solid waste and recycling managers, city officials, and communications departments to help build science-based education and outreach campaigns to advance beneficial recycling or address other environmental behaviors.

    By understanding how the priority audience sees the behavior that is being promoted, including the benefits it would bring and any barriers that may stand in the way, it is possible to implement a campaign that is informed and effective. With research and pilot testing, a successful campaign “marketing mix” will include various messages, psychology-based communication approaches, and diverse channels and outreach strategies. Finally, methods for continuously evaluating a social and behavior change campaign for impact will be explained.

    This interactive 3½ hour training will give you various tools, strategies and case studies to help advance behavior change for social good. You'll try out some inexpensive research techniques and create an outline of a marketing plan for a topic of your choosing.

     

    About the Trainer.....

    Kelley Dennings, Founding President of the Social Marketing Association of North America

    Kelley started her social and behavior change career in the recycling industry and then worked on forest conservation issues. She has conducted social marketing, social media, public relations and traditional advertising projects throughout her 20-year career. She recently finished her master's degree in public health at the University of South Florida, where she became a certified social marketer. She is the Founding President of the Social Marketing Association of North America – a nonprofit membership association for change agents.

     

     

    Copyright (c) 2017 Virginia Recycling Association                                                                                       
    Virginia Recycling Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.                                                              

      Registration deadline:  April 26, 2019 

      Questions?  Contact Margaret at margaret@vrarecycles.org or 804-302-4231. 



             

       

       

       

       

       

       

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