Social Equity

Promote social equity benefits through affordable housing and economic opportunities

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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Future Economy Collective & Southpaw Cafe

Future Economy Collective is a local non-profit organization offering alternative forms of collaboration; collective growth, education, and liberation; skill-sharing; and mutual aid. They run the Southpaw Cafe which is a community-based, volunteer-run cafe and community space. All proceeds from the cafe are invested directly back into the community through mutual aid programs, community projects, and …

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Looking Out for Each Other: New River Valley

Looking Out for Each Other: New River Valley connects community bounty with community need. To offer something you have that someone else could use or to look for a need of your own, visit their Facebook page or their website. Contact: LookingOutNRV@gmail.com. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LOFEONRVWebsite: https://sites.google.com/view/lofeonrv/home?authuser=0

What does Sustainability Really Mean?

The most common definition of sustainability is meeting our needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Most of the time, sustainability is thought of in the context of the environment, but there are actually three pillars of sustainability that must be addressed: Social (people), Environment (planet), and Economy (profit). …

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NRV TimeBank

Regional neighbor-to-neighbor skill sharing and assistance. Supports social equity and vulnerable populations, in partnership with local nonprofits. Monthly orientation meetings will help you to learn more and get involved! Contact: Ellen Stewart estewart@blacksburg.gov Or signup online at New River Valley TimeBank.