Communicating Science and Policy

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.

Science Communication


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.

Let’s Talk Blacksburg

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)

Virginia General Assembly

Communicating Science and Policy Updates


Citizens’ Climate Lobby: New River Valley Chapter

CCL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan grassroots advocacy group seeking bipartisan climate solutions.They are focused on direct, positive engagement with elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels. Learn More Visit their website: Check them out on Facebook: Contact them by email: Ingrid Mans ijmans55@gmail.com Alaina Coppa alainacoppa@gmail.com

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