Sustainable Blacksburg

Making Blacksburg a sustainable, special place.

Let’s Talk Blacksburg!

Your community and government make better decisions when you have a voice in the process. Let’s Talk Blacksburg is part of a broader effort to make it easier for the public to engage with their local government. The Town of Blacksburg is currently putting together the 2021 Comprehensive Plan and needs YOUR feedback!

Upcoming Events

Latest SB Updates

YMCA Thrift Shop

We are in need of volunteers to assist with the work of the YMCA Thrift Shop.  Tasks will include sorting and setting up donated items in the shop. Training will be provided. The proceeds from our Thrift Shop help support the many community programs provided by the YMCA at Virginia Tech. We look forward to…

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Drawdown 101 – An Introduction to the Science of Climate Solutions

Project Drawdown is a nonprofit organization that seeks to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the future point in time when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline. A team of more than 200 scholars, scientists, policymakers, business leaders, and activists compiled a list of the most substantive solutions…

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Update on VT’s Climate Action Commitment

To ensure Virginia Tech implements the most stringent climate and sustainability standards, a working group presented recommendations for the next iteration of the Climate Action Commitment to the Board of Visitors on Nov. 15-16. Ambitious, actionable, and intentional, the proposed updates boldly build upon a decade of university sustainability efforts. The recommendations aim to guide…

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New River Valley RIDE Solutions

RIDE Solutions provides alternative transportation options – ridesharing (carpooling and vanpooling), biking, public transit, walking, and guaranteed ride home services – to residents living within the greater New River Valley. Their free services partner with citizens and businesses to connect with commuting options – beyond the single-occupancy vehicle – to access work and school. RIDE…

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  • 141 Jackson St.
  • Blacksburg, VA 24060

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