If we want to have a sustainable future, it is very important that our policies are informed by science and that everyone’s voice is heard. Our community is taking great efforts to make sure that this happens.
Local venues and resources to watch to stay up to date on scientific topics, as communicated by the scientists themselves!
Science on Tap – New River Valley
Sustainability and Policy
Our political representatives cannot speak for the people if they do not know what we want. Be a voice for sustainability! Look up local laws and regulations and find out how to participate in local politics.
Citizens Climate Lobby – New River Valley Virginia Chapter
Sierra Club – New River Valley Group
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
NAACP Climate and Environmental Justice Committee (Montgomery County, Radford City, Floyd County Branch)
Communicating Science and Policy Updates
Lunch & Learn: Plant Southwest Virginia Natives
Bring your lunch and learn about Native Plants in Southwest Virginia, why you should choose native and how your garden and yard can make a difference in the natural ecosystem. We are joined by Nicole Hersch, a Regional Planner and Community Designer at the New River Regional Commission. She has a background in landscape architecture…Keep reading
Lunch & Learn: Preserving Food – Saving Today’s Abundance to Enjoy Tomorrow
Learn ways to save the summer harvest for storage in your fridge, freezer, and pantry. From quick and easy to more advanced methods – you can enjoy eating locally all year! We’re joined by Brenda Springer, a Board Member of both Sustainable Blacksburg and the Blacksburg Farmers Market. She works as a CPA and dedicates…Keep reading
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…Keep reading