Bring your lunch and learn about sustainability through our Lunch & Learn series! This series is a partnership between Sustainable Blacksburg and Blacksburg Library. Events are held on the fourth (or sometimes fifth) Wednesday of each month from 12-1 PM at Blacksburg Library. Check out recordings of our previous sessions below and stay tuned for details on upcoming topics!
No Lunch and Learn for November and December! We’re doing something more hands-on with this afternoon drop-in event, where you can pick up tips on ways to make the holidays more sustainable, share solutions for reducing holiday waste, learn how to wrap gifts sustainably, and make upcycled holiday decorations. Bring your gifts to wrap, and Sustainable Blacksburg will supply all the materials!
Previous Learning Lunches: Find recordings of Sustainable Blacksburg programs on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHT0yWShbVEHfXtca8ICNGQ
Find the recording for “Saving Money and Energy with New Climate Incentives” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szt-ENlztfE
Find the recording for “Your Solar Questions – Answered!” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGzRihiroTA&t=295s
Find the recording for “Preserving Food: Saving Today’s Abundance to Enjoy Tomorrow!” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM509TybMw8
Find the recording at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMKmiTwtASw. The recording has audio but no slides until 22 minutes in. You can listen with the slides below or fast forward to where the slides start.
Access the slides for this presentation here:
Find the recording for “Hidden Stories of Common Backyard Invaders” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8CJD2uZufE
The recording for this program can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGSkkhv57EA&t=92s. Access the slides for this presentation here:
Find the recording for “Circular Materials Flow in a Living Laboratory” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5YC8X8Chxo&t=105s
Find the recording for “Become a Tree Rescuer” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGRgpLgZkQc
Find the recording for “An Introduction to Home Energy Audits” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTAXcNsTcak
Find the recording for “Old Growth Forest: The Best Kept Secret at Virginia Tech” at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRivS2ux-Rc
The slide deck for “Electric Tricycles (Etrikes) for Seniors” can be found at http://roperld.com/science/EtrikesSeniorsComparison.pdf
Lunch & Learn: Growing Medicinal Herbs. Find the recording for this program at https://youtu.be/4gCGgWaRMXc
Lunch & Learn: Sustainable Transportation. Find the recording for this program at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chnYrUiS5EI
Last month we learnt about native plants, and we are following up this month with native trees in a talk by Carl Absher, retired arborist. Callery Pear (Pyrus calleryana) is a small tree native to southeast Asia that was introduced to the USA in 1964 as ‘Bradford’ pear. Since then, multiple varieties of callery pear…
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…
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…