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Sustainability Week

  • Date: 09/14/2019  

New River Land Trust’s Fall Outdoor Family Class

Come explore the wonder of nature’s impressions, shapes, textures and images and capture their beauty through the unique lens of blue prints. Join us for our Outdoor Family Class and Workshop “Sun Prints in Blue” hosted by local artist and photographer Pippi Miller as we explore natural impressions and their origins through the examination of Cyanotypes, or Blue Prints made by artists in nature and learn to make our own cyanotypes of the natural world around us.

Kid and family friendly, the class is FREE but registration is required. To save your spot, email Printable flyer

Time: 9:30-11 a.m.

Location/Directions: Heritage Park – Nature Play Space, Glade Road entrance – 2300 Glade Rd. Start at the unpaved trail closest to the kiosk. Hike down past the pond, take a right at the first fork in the path and then an immediate left once up into the field. Soon, you can enter the Nature Play Space through a welcoming arbor entrance on the left.

Additional Information: youthoutreach@newriverlandtrust.orgNew River Land Trust Youth Education Programs – donations gratefully accepted. View event on Facebook.


The Last Plastic Straw Campaign

Every day in the U.S., people use 500 million straws a day – enough to circle to planet more than two-and-a-half times! Straws are now one of the top 10 marine debris items found on our beaches. And by 2050, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean.

Throughout the week we will be celebrating businesses who have pledged to lessen their straw use in 2018 and announcing new establishments that join us in ‘The Last Plastic Straw Blacksburg Restaurant Campaign’ to reduce community and global straw use.

Try Transit Week

Take the pledge to use transit this week and you could win free transit for a year! Sign up at Try Transit VA and ride BT. Public transportation is a great way to get around Blacksburg and connect to your job, shopping, entertainment, restaurants and sightseeing. Every day thousands of Virginians use transit, and it’s easy to see why! Public transportation saves money, helps the environment and reduces traffic congestion. To earn additional rewards while using transit, and to learn about additional alternative transportation options check out RIDE Solutions. Try Transit Week flyer

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