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Sustainability Week

  • Date: 09/19/2019  

Active Commute Celebration

Do you bike, walk or take the bus to work or school? Whether you’re a veteran active commuter, a beginner, or just want to learn about your options – come celebrate active commuting with us on Wednesday morning. Free coffee, tea, and breakfast pastries! Drop in anytime, we’ll be there until 1 p.m. We are also looking for a few volunteers to help with the Active Commute Celebration Hype Squad. *Kid/family friendly

Time: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Location/Directions: Squires Plaza – VT Campus

Additional Resources:  VT Alternative Transportation CenterVT Bike Hub, and Ride Solutions.  If you would like to help volunteer for this event, please visit our Volunteer SignUp PageView event on Facebook.


Tai Chi at Hahn Garden

Beth Spillman will lead a sun-style tai chi class with qigong warm up.  All are welcome.  Free to attend. *Kid/family friendly

Time:  12-1 p.m.

Location/Directions: Pavilion at Hahn Horticulture Garden (200 Garden Lane). View event on Facebook.


Donation Yoga at Hahn Garden

Join the Blacksburg Yoga Collective at Hahn Horticulture Garden Pavilion for 75 minute basic Hatha flow yoga. All levels are welcome. Bring your own mat; a limited supply will be available for you to borrow. This event is free however donations are encouraged. All donations from this class will support Sustainable Blacksburg. *Lid/family friendly

Time: 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Location/Directions: Pavilion at Hahn Horticulture Garden (200 Garden Ln.). 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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