A Reduced-Waste event

When we waste food, we waste the energy, water, and wildlife habitat sacrificed to produce it. During this event, we are working to prevent food waste by limiting overproduction; we are identifying community partners that support food recovery; and we will divert inedible food waste away from landfill (i.e. composting). We will also use biodegradable paper products and utensils, all in an effort to make this event as close to ‘zero waste’ as possible. To support this initiative, we are proudly partnering with World Wildlife Fund’s Food Waste program.

food for Closing reception Generously sponsored by

The Organization of American States is the world’s oldest regional organization, dating back to the First International Conference of American States, held in Washington, D.C., from October 1889 to April 1890. That meeting approved the establishment of the International Union of American Republics, and the stage was set for the weaving of a web of provisions and institutions that came to be known as the inter-American system, the oldest international institutional system.

Wine donated by

Glass House Winery is a boutique winery in the heart of Monticello Wine Trail in central Virginia, crafting artisan wines made solely from grapes grown on the property and in Central Virginia.  Their goal is to treat the Earth of Virginia as respectfully and gently as possible in the process.


With a tropical flair, artisan wines, and chocolates and a very distinctive setting, Glass House is truly one-of-a-kind among wineries, offering estate wines, blends, a very unique chocolate wine, and Glass House Winery’s own brand of handmade chocolates.  There is a tropical conservatory attached to the tasting room, filled with tropical plants surrounding tables and walkways, where you are welcome to sip wines and enjoy a picnic during their business hours.  


Glass House Winery was built as environmentally friendly as possible, while keeping it a viable business, using both solar and geo-thermal energy sources, and often using materials on the grapes such as clay to keep pests away, rather than more harmful sprays.  It's an experience not to be missed."

breakfast Food donated by