The following calendar is for local government meetings and downtown events that have been approved or sponsored by the town. For a comprehensive listing of special events in Blacksburg, or to post your own event to a community calendar visit stepintoblacksburg.org.
- Date: 09/18/2017
Sustainability Week is week-long slate of events held each year by the Town of Blacksburg in partnership with Virginia Tech and Sustainable Blacksburg, a local citizens’ group. This year, Sustainability Week will feature nearly 30 events.
Details for the full schedule of this year’s Sustainability Week events can be found at http://sustainableblacksburgva.org/events/sustainability-week-2017/.
For more information, contact Carol Davis, Sustainability Manager, Town of Blacksburg, at email@example.com or 540-443-1617.
Events for Monday, Sept. 18
Exploring Hidden Carbon Footprints
When we think about our individual carbon footprints, we naturally think about the energy we use the power our homes and cars. Come hear from three expert speakers who will tell us how our day-to-day choices around water, food and everyday purchasing and disposal methods can have a big impacts on how global greenhouse gas emissions. This event is immediately followed by a Homesteading Skills Demonstrations workshop.
For more information, visit Cool Climate Network Carbon Footprint Calculator.
Homesteading Skills Demonstrations
Learn about herbal remedies, dehydrating garden produce, making butter and cheese, and cider making at home. Local experts and hobbyists will share their skills and knowledge on how to live a more self-sufficient (and lower carbon footprint) lifestyle. Remember to bring your library card to check out related materials on homesteading skills we’ve gleaned from the library shelves while you are there.
Week Long Events: Sept. 16-24
Kids’ Activities Passport
This year for Sustainability Week we are offering something new – a passport to all the activities that are kid/family friendly. Kids who participate in at least four Sustainability Week activities (initialed by parent/teacher) will receive a special prize. Please visit the website and look for *kid/family friendly" to find all the fantastic events you and your kid can attend.
Passports can be picked up at the SEEDS Office/Price House Nature Center, 107 Wharton St., SE, the Blacksburg Children’s Museum, 1470 S. Main St., Suite 106, the YMCA Thrift Store, 1000 N Main St., or Imaginations Toy and Furniture, 1531 S. Main St. If you would like the passport emailed to you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent at all Sustainability Week events. Prizes for completed passports can be collected at any of the places where passports were distributed, or at the Town of Blacksburg Sustainability Office at 141 Jackson St.
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power
Friday and Saturday, 7 and 9:15 p.m.; Sunday, 3, 7, 9:15 p.m.; Monday, 10 a.m., 7 and 9:15 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday, 7 & 9:15 p.m., The Lyric Theatre, 135 College Ave.
A decade after "An Inconvenient Truth" (2006) brought climate change into the heart of popular culture comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to a real energy revolution. A sequel to "An Inconvenient Truth," the follow-up documentary addresses the progress made to tackle the problem of climate change and global efforts to persuade governmental leaders to invest in renewable energy. Rating PG. Run time 98 minutes
For more information, visit An Inconvenient Sequel.