Year: 2021

Future Economy Collective & Southpaw Cafe

Future Economy Collective is a local non-profit organization offering alternative forms of collaboration; collective growth, education, and liberation; skill-sharing; and mutual aid. They run the Southpaw Cafe which is a community-based, volunteer-run cafe and community space. All proceeds from the cafe are invested directly back into the community through mutual aid programs, community projects, and …

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Looking Out for Each Other: New River Valley

Looking Out for Each Other: New River Valley connects community bounty with community need. To offer something you have that someone else could use or to look for a need of your own, visit their Facebook page or their website. Contact: LookingOutNRV@gmail.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LOFEONRVWebsite: https://sites.google.com/view/lofeonrv/home?authuser=0

Sustainable Agriculture

Agriculture puts a tremendous amount of pressure on our natural resources and the changing climate is impacting how we grow and produce our food. Sustainable agriculture seeks to address these issues but we must look at the three pillars of sustainability when thinking about sustainable agriculture. Social (people): Agricultural practices should 1) provide sufficient human …

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Montgomery County, Virginia's broomin' & bloomin' Saturday April 24, 2021

Montgomery County’s 38th Annual Broomin’ and Bloomin’ Litter Cleanup Event

Since 1983, individuals and groups have been invited to take part in this countywide cleaning effort. As in past years, participants will be picking up litter along area waterways, public parks/playgrounds, walking trails, roadways, and other public locations. Trash bags, gloves and safety vests will be provided. Filled trash bags will be picked up from …

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What does Sustainability Really Mean?

The most common definition of sustainability is meeting our needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Most of the time, sustainability is thought of in the context of the environment, but there are actually three pillars of sustainability that must be addressed: Social (people), Environment (planet), and Economy (profit). …

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NRV TimeBank

Regional neighbor-to-neighbor skill sharing and assistance. Supports social equity and vulnerable populations, in partnership with local nonprofits. Monthly orientation meetings will help you to learn more and get involved! Contact: Ellen Stewart estewart@blacksburg.gov Or signup online at New River Valley TimeBank.

Repair Cafe

NRV Repair Café

Twice annual event in the Spring and Fall. Held at the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Christiansburg with multiple repair stations run by volunteers with skills in: sewing/mending furniture repair small appliance/lamp repair hand tool repair and sharpening computer help indoor plant clinic Contact: Ellen Stewart estewart@blacksburg.gov

SB Board of Directors Lineup

Last week the Board of Directors inducted several new members and voted on officer positions. We would like to welcome our new board members: Trisha Porter Emily Vollmer Cat Woodson Additionally, the results of our officer elections are: President: Ann Raridon continues to serve Vice President: Viverjita Umashankar steps up from general membership Treasurer: Brenda …

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