Year: 2020

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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Share Your Sustainable Gift Ideas!

Updated to include some of the fantastic ideas that were shared! 2/27/2021 Make your gift-giving more sustainable and more unique with these great options where you can find gifts that may be local, handmade, edible, reusable, secondhand or otherwise sustainable: Shop one of our local thrift or consignment stores. Shopping secondhand doesn’t require new resources …

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Plastic Bag Recycling by Trex

The plastics shown above are currently being collected for Trex recycling at the following locations: Blacksburg Community Center: 725 Patrick Henry Drive (thanks to Blacksburg Junior Women’s Club) Christiansburg Farmers Market: Hickok Street in downtown Christiansburg    Learn more about plastics recycling by Trex at trex.com/recycling

2019 Grant Recipients of the Susan Garrison Memorial Fund

Live, Work, Eat, Gather, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit that provides guidance and support to The Old School. The mission of Live, Work, Eat, Gather, Inc. is to cultivate and nourish community through the support of local food and farms, the creation and growth of jobs, the security of a home, and the gathering of …

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