Jackie Brown

Lunch & Learn: Plant Southwest Virginia Natives

Bring your lunch and learn about Native Plants in Southwest Virginia, why you should choose native and how your garden and yard can make a difference in the natural ecosystem. We are joined by Nicole Hersch, a Regional Planner and Community Designer at the New River Regional Commission. She has a background in landscape architecture …

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Citizens’ Climate Lobby: New River Valley Chapter

CCL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan grassroots advocacy group seeking bipartisan climate solutions.They are focused on direct, positive engagement with elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Learn More Visit their website: Check them out on Facebook: Contact them by email: Ingrid Mans ijmans55@gmail.com Alaina Coppa alainacoppa@gmail.com

Blacksburg Farmers Market

There are regular opportunities to volunteer with Blacksburg Farmers Market, either for regularmarket days (Wednesday and Saturdays) or special events (Mingle at the Market, etc.). Or join one of the Farmers Market Planning & Action Groups! Learn more Visit their website: https://blacksburgfarmersmarket.com/get-involved Check them out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/blacksburgfarmersmarket/ Contact them by email: bbfarmersmarket@gmail.com

Blacksburg Community Gardens

growing food and community Along with providing space for community members to garden, we host gardening classes, potluck suppers and groups + individuals wanting to participate in growing food. Our aim is to provide a learning and service environment for anyone interested while promoting the growing of healthy food and dynamic community. The Gardens Hale …

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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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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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