Earth Summit


About: Earth Summit, sponsored by Clean Valley Council (CVC), is a day-long event designed to give high school students from around the Roanoke Valley the chance to explore and understand current environmental topics. Students will meet with local environmental professionals, participate in break-out sessions, and connect with like-minded peers. Earth Summit began as the vision of Roanoke City student, Lexie Levin, to bring together students to discuss environmental concerns and work towards solutions. This year will be the 9th Earth Summit, a testament to how the dream of one young person can make a difference. Registration is open to 10th-12th grade public & private school students in Botetourt County, City of Roanoke, City of Salem, County of Roanoke and the Town of Vinton.



(To register please print form and email or mail to CVC)


Earth Summit 2015


November 19th, 2015



Stormwater Problems & Impacts: Why All the Fuss?

As rain water travels downhill, it picks up contaminants such as litter, pet waste, oil, heavy metals, fertilizers and anything else in its path!  This polluted water then washes from the storm drains directly into the nearest creek or river. Due to the vast number of storm drains and high volume of stormwater runoff, it is very difficult and costly to install, maintain, and manage any sort of filtration system to eliminate these pollutants before being discharged.  

Give your students the opportunity to discover what others in the community are doing to solve this problem.


Limited funding is available to cover transportation costs. Lunch is provided.

Please let us know if you need assistance!



Check out past Earth Summits:

2014 - E-Waste Exposed

2012  -  Plastics!

2011  -  Energy in Virginia 

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