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!

Greetings Sustainable Blacksburgers – Some of you “long-timers” may recall the Greening the Holidays events that our current president Ann Raridon has organized for Sustainable Blacksburg for many years. This year, with COVID and all, we’re going virtual – and would like to crowdsource green(er) gift ideas from you!  We’ll create a rollup of the …

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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

The Susan Garrison Memorial Fund

An endowment to Susan’s memory has been created through the Community Foundation of the NRV.  This endowment will last in perpetuity; the interest-income generated will provide the Town of Blacksburg with a modest source of funding year after year.  “The Susan Garrison Memorial Fund provides financial resources to the Town of Blacksburg for its use …

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