Promote sustainable lifestyle and workplace behavior and choices

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: Check them out on Facebook: Contact them by email:

Week Four: 21 Actions for 2021

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 Three: 21 Actions for 2021

We touched upon this briefly last week but Adding Native Plants to Your Landscape is such an important topic we want to dedicate week 3 to this discussion. Why Add Native Plants to Your Landscape? According to Carol Schwobel, who is on the Board of Directors of the New River chapter of the Virginia Native …

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Week Two: 21 Actions for 2021

Use Sustainable Practices in Your Lawn or Garden It’s that time of year where we awake from our winter hibernation and head outside to start preparing our yard for the warmer months. That’s why we are focusing Week Two on Using Sustainable Practices in Your Lawn or Garden. Whether you are landscaping or growing your …

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Week One: 21 Actions for 2021

Support Local Food Sources We’re kicking off our 21 Actions for 2021 with Supporting Local Food Sources. One of the {many} awesome things about Blacksburg and the surrounding area is the farms and local food producers. We are so lucky to have access to such a wonderful source of homegrown options! This week we will …

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Sustainable Communities

What is a sustainable community and why is this important for Blacksburg? A sustainable community is one that takes into account many different human needs, not one need to the exclusion of others. And humans want and need many things from their community: Access to clean air and water Jobs and other economic opportunities A …

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Steps We Can Take to Lead a Sustainable Life

Sustainable living is important because it ensures future generations a habitable world they can enjoy. But what does it mean to live sustainably and what exactly are we trying to accomplish? A sustainable lifestyle attempts to reduce our impact on the environment by altering our methods of transportation, energy consumption, and diet to reduce our …

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Sustainable Consumption & Production

The earth is finite with finite resources and every human being relies on these resources for our basic needs – food, air, water, shelter. But we also put tremendous pressure on the earth in order to fulfill our wants. There are a couple of additional stressors that come into play here: The population is projected …

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