Waste Reduction

Promote recycling, composting, and waste reduction

Local Resources for Reducing Food Waste

There are many ways we can divert food from the landfill and into the hands of those who need it most. Below are a few local organizations working on reducing food waste in our community. The Campus Kitchen The Campus Kitchen program is a partnership between VT Engage and Virginia Tech Dining Services. Campus Kitchen …

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Week 9 Recap: Eat More Sustainably

Throughout the week we shared tips from Brenda Springer, Sustainable Blacksburg’s Treasurer and a member of the Blacksburg Farmers Market Board of Directors. Meatless Monday Go Meatless Monday, or any day you choose. Eating more vegetables and opting out of conventionally-raised meat even one day a week reduces the impacts on our planet. Diet for …

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Week 7 Recap: Cutting Your Transportation Footprint

We “switched gears” this week and talked about transportation with information and tips from Cat Woodson, manager of ROAM NRV Bike Share. May is National Bike Month! As the weather warms up, consider biking (or walking) for shorter trips. This action reduces greenhouse gas emissions, traffic congestion & demand for oil; reduces other impacts from …

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Week 6 Recap: Make Gift-Giving More Sustainable

Many people know Sustainable Blacksburg from our years of hosting a “Greening the Holidays” event to give people ideas for celebrating the winter holidays more sustainably. Although the winter holidays are the biggest gift-giving occasion, did you know that Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are also in the top 5 according to some sources? When …

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Week 2: Lawn & Garden

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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