Definitions of sustainability typically advocate for "meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." The Town of Blacksburg is dedicated to advancing this approach to sustainability in its operations and through its policies. The town is committed to the protection of the environment, pollution prevention, and adherence to environmental regulations while providing the highest level of municipal services to the Blacksburg community. These efforts are guided by the town's Environmental Management Program, which is directed by the sustainability manager.

Sustainability list hanging at Farmers Market