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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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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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