Sustainability Week is a long-running collaboration between Sustainable Blacksburg, the Town of Blacksburg, and Virginia Tech's Office of Energy & Sustainability. First held in 2007, this annual week-long series of events in mid-September embodies its tagline, "Celebrate. Educate. Motivate." by highlighting sustainability programs and practices that help build a more sustainable campus and town. This unique and successful partnership, now in its 11th year, has continued to grow and improve over time. The partnership was honored to receive state level recognition as the recipient of a 2016 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award.
New for Sustainability Week 2017 will be the addition of a Kids’ Activities Passport (740kb pdf), which will help connect our community’s future leaders to events that are kid and family friendly. Each child who gets at least four “stamps” in their passport, will receive a special prize, with a grand prize being offered to the child who participates in the most events. Details for the full schedule of this year’s Sustainability Week events can be found here. If you have an idea for next year's Sustainability Week, which is held during the third week in September, or would like to join the planning team, please contact the town's Sustainability Manager at 540-443-1617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.