Blacksburg

The Winner of our First Small Grant is…

By: Ann Raridon This year, Sustainable Blacksburg started a new small grant program for community projects supporting our mission. Proposed projects in the areas of clean energy, smart growth and mobility, ecological integrity, social equity, or waste reduction are eligible for grants of up to $500.  Last month, we were excited to make our first grant award to …

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Learn More About Blacksburg’s Climate Vulnerability Assessment!

How hot is too hot and when does it become a problem? How wet is too wet and when does it become a problem?How do these and other anticipated changes to the climate intersect?How should localities like Blacksburg plan and adapt? Come learn about the climate vulnerabilities Blacksburg will be facing in the coming years and …

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Join Us for the Sixth Annual City Nature Challenge!

Get Outside! As community science initiatives continue to grow in popularity, this year’s sixth annual City Nature Challenge is expanding to more than 400 cities across six continents. The global event calls on current and aspiring community scientists, nature and science fans, and people of all ages and education backgrounds to observe and submit pictures of wild plants, …

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Small Grants to Preserve and Enhance Sustainable Living

Our Mission To preserve and enhance sustainable living in Blacksburg and environs by promoting clean energy, smart growth and mobility, ecological integrity, social equity, and reduction of waste (especially carbon emissions, and pollution). Did you know Sustainable Blacksburg has started a small grant program!? To encourage others to assist in accomplishing this mission, Sustainable Blacksburg will be awarding up to three …

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Blacksburg Community Gardens

Author: Jenny Schwanke Live, Work, Eat, Grow is a non-profit organization based in the New River Valley of Virginia. We are a highly adaptive organization responding to the needs of the community by fostering food-based small business development, enhancing community vibrancy and increasing food security.  Our mission is to cultivate and nourish communities through the support …

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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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Week 4: Volunteer

This is a special week for us and for the Earth. Earth Day is this Thursday (April 22nd) and there are a lot of activities and opportunities to volunteer around town! Why Volunteer? By its very nature, volunteerism is an important vehicle for sustainable development. Volunteerism lets people and communities participate in their own growth. …

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Week 3 Recap: Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape

Following up on last week’s action – Using Sustainable Practices in Your Lawn and Garden – this week we talked about the importance of Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape. One of the highlights of this week was our partnership with Plant SWVA Natives to give away 200 Redbud and Oak saplings! There are many …

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Native Tree Giveaway!

Plant SWVA Natives and Sustainable Blacksburg are partnering to distribute native oak and red bud trees in the New River Valley this spring. Both trees need well-drained sites. All trees are one year old bareroot saplings. They need to be planted in potting soil or earth within a day of receipt. All new trees should …

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