Sustainability Week 2017


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Sustainability Week, September 16-24 – Week Long Events

Kids’ Activities Passport

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Additional Information: Sustainability Week Volunteer Signup Page

 

Stormwater Public Arts Project Kick-Off

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Additional Information: Sustainability Week Volunteer Signup Page

 

Eco-Art Events and Public Poetry

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Additional Information: Sustainability Week Volunteer Signup Page

 

Green Business Program Kick-Off

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Saturday, September 16

Blacksburg Bike Parade to The Farmer’s Market

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Time: 9am

Location/Directions: Margaret Beeks Elementary School

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Sunday, September 17

Nature Play Date

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Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Location/Directions: Heritage Park – Nature Play Space

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Electric Cars – Game Changers!

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Time: 4 pm

Location/Directions: Blacksburg Motor Company (400 South Main Street)

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Monday, September 18

Virginia Tech Sustainability Forum & Expo

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Hidden Carbon Footprint Presentation

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Time: 4 pm – 5 pm

Location/Directions: Blacksburg Public Library Community Room

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Homesteading Skills Workshop

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Time: 12 pm – 4 pm

Location/Directions: Blacksburg Public Library Community Room

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Tuesday, September 19

Service Project – Invasive Species at Stadium Woods

Event Description: Come help us remove the invasive species that are threatening this stand of old growth forest right on the edge of VT Campus. Thorns aplenty so dress accordingly! If you have your own loppers/pruners and/or leather gloves, please bring them. Leaders from the NRV Master Naturalists will be on hand to provide history of stadium woods and guidance on the proper methods for invasive species removal.

Time: 5 pm – 7 pm

Location/Directions: parking permit may be needed, park near VT Police Station on Sterrett Drive, gather on pathway next to police station (leads to Stadium Woods).

Additional Information: Friends of Stadium Woods, NRV Master Naturalists, Volunteer Signup Page

 

Rocky Forge Wind – Virginia’s First Wind Farm

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Time: 6 pm – 7 pm

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Free Yoga at Hahn Horticulture Garden

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Time: 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Location/Directions: Pavilion at Hahn Horticulture Garden

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Wednesday, September 20

Active Commute Celebration

Event Description: Do you bike, walk or take the bus to work or school? Whether you’re a veteran active commuter, a beginner, or just want to learn about your options – come celebrate active commuting with us on Wednesday morning. Free coffee, tea, and breakfast pastries! Drop in anytime…we’ll be there until 1 pm!

Time: 8 am – 1 pm

Location/Directions: Squires Plaza – VT Campus

Additional Resources: VT Alternative Transportation Center, VT Bike Hub, and Ride Solutions

 

Sustainability @ Market Day!

Event Description: Starting in the early 1900s, a blight killed nearly all of America’s chestnut trees. Come join us to plant a stand of non-hybrid and hybrid resistant chestnuts in Wong Park. This project is made possible by a generous donation from the American Chestnut Foundation and support from the New River Land Trust.

Time: 12 pm – 6 pm

Location/Directions: Blacksburg Farmer’s Market

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20×20 Pecha Kucha

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Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Location/Directions: Alexander Black House (204 Draper Rd)

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Thursday, September 21

Stroubles Creek & 16 Frogs Tour

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Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

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Friday, September 22

Farm Tour with Solar Demonstration

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Time: 5 pm – 8 pm

Location/Directions: Glade Road Growing / Rising Silo Brewery

 

Saturday, September 23

Green Tailgating

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Location/Directions: all over campus, volunteer signup page

 

Outdoor Family Class: Seed to Harvest

Event Description: Sow, sprout, and grow your plant knowledge using songs, stories, and hands-on nature exploration in this fun and interactive class for the whole family. We will gather at the Glade Road parking lot at Heritage Park. The New River Land Trust is offering this class for FREE for children ages 3-8+ and their families, but spots are limited and registration is required. To save your spot, email youthoutreach@newriverlandtrust.org.

Time: 9:30 am – 11:30 am

Location/Directions: Heritage Park – 2300 Glade Road

Additional Resources: New River Land Trust Youth Outreach Programs

 

KidWind Practice Challenge

Event Description: Open to grades 4 – 12

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

Location/Directions: YMCA

 

Eco Movie Night – “Straws” & “The Garbage Revolution Starts at Home”

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Time: 6 pm – 8 pm

Location/Directions: Blacksburg Public Library

 

Sunday, September 24

Community Garden Tour, Food Tasting, & Solar Homes Tour

Event Description: There’s a whole lot going on at the Hale YMCA Community Gardens. Come learn about the community gardens, the solar greenhouse, taste some of the fresh food your neighbors have been growing all summer – and finish it up with a tour of a nearby solar home. Intrepid Community Garden volunteers Jenny Schwanke and Brenda Springer + solar energy expert and enthusiast Dave Roper will be on hand to answer all your questions!

Time: 2 pm – 4 pm

Location/Directions: Hale YMCA Community Garden – 215 Maywood Street

 

Ashtanga Yoga for Everyone!

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Time: 9:00 am – 10:45 am

Location/Directions: YMCA Dance Room

 

Yoga Nidra

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Time: 11:00 am – 12:45 pm

Location/Directions: YMCA Dance Room