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Sustainability Week

  • Date: 09/21/2019  

Blacksburg Bike Parade to The Farmer’s Market

We will be leading a short but fun-packed bike parade from the VT Electric Parking Lot to the Blacksburg Farmers Market. The ride is designed for all ages and abilities – you just need to bring yourself (a helmet of course) and a bike! *Kid/family friendly

Time: 8:45 a.m. assemble, 9 a.m. parade starts off, 9:30 a.m. parade arrives at Farmers Market

Location/Directions: 601 Energy Dr. assemble (VT Electric Parking lot off Airport Rd)

Additional Information: cdavis@blacksburg.govView event on Facebook.


Movie at the Lyric – HOOT

Join us for this free community film about a group of children trying to save a burrowing owl habitat from destruction. Its habitat is located on the intended construction site of a pancake house. The developer of the project intends to proceed regardless of the environmental damage it would cause. Hoot features live burrowing owls and music by Jimmy Buffett. Based on Carl Hiaasen’s novel of the same name. *Kid/family friendly

Time: 11 a.m.

Location/Directions: Lyric Theatre, College Avenue

Additional Information: film@thelyric.comView event on Facebook.


Electric Car Display!

This event is also part of National Drive Electric Week. Join us for a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. They are fun to drive, are less expensive and more convenient to fuel than gasoline vehicles, are better for the environment, promote local jobs, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Are you considering going electric? Come talk to owners who have successfully done so.

Time: 1-3 p.m.

Location/Directions: Corporate Research Center, 1715 Pratt Dr.

Additional Information: National Drive Electric WeekView 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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