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Sustainability Week

  • Date: 09/20/2019  

Recycled Craft Program 

Join us as we take other people’s trash and turn it in to art! We will offer multiple stations for multiple ages. All supplies provided. *Kid/family friendly

Time: 2–3:30 p.m.

Location/Directions: Blacksburg Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library, 200 Miller Street SW. View event on Facebook.

Sustainable Brewery Tour: Rising Silo

Come learn about the meaning behind “Well Inspired, Solar Fired,” the slogan for Rising Silo Brewery. We’ll take a behind the scenes tour and learn about all of the decision making that goes in to creating some of Blacksburg’s favorite brews. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Feel free to hang out after the brew tour and enjoy the sounds of local favorite Clover Hollow.

Time:  5-6 p.m.

Location/Directions:  Rising Silo Brewery  2351 Glade Rd.  * Note that parking is limited at Glade Road Growing. Please plan to bike, walk, or carpool to this event. 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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