12th Annual Sustainability Week: Sept. 15-23

From VT News

The 12th annual Sustainability Week, an interactive partnership among Virginia Tech Office of Sustainability, the Town of Blacksburg, and Sustainable Blacksburg that highlights sustainability efforts in the community and on campus, will launch on Saturday, Sept. 15.

More than 20 events are scheduled throughout the week of Sept. 15-23. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, the Active Commute Celebration, hosted by Virginia Tech Parking and Transportation, will recognize faculty, staff, and students who choose to bike, bus, walk, carpool, or vanpool to campus.

Commuters are encouraged to take advantage of a mobile bike repair station, along with free bagels and coffee. There will also be a number of organizations at the event to answer questions about active commuting, including the Alternative Transportation Department, Blacksburg Transit, Virginia Tech Police, Roam New River Valley, Hokie Wellness, Virginia Tech Mountain Biking Club, and more.

Some of the other events being held during Sustainability Week 2018 on campus and in the community include:

·         Homefield Farm Tour at Kentland Farm

·         Yoga at Hahn Horticulture Garden

·         Campus Energy Update

·         Sustainability Skills for Daily Living Workshop

·         Blacksburg Bike Parade and family-friendly movie at The Lyric Theatre

·         Invasive species removal service project in the woods surrounding Lane Stadium

Click here to view the full schedule of Sustainability Week 2018 events.

In 2017, Virginia Tech, the Town of Blacksburg, and Sustainable Blacksburg were honored with the Silver Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award for their role in the planning and execution of Sustainability Week.