Sustainable 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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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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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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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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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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