Thirteenth Annual Sustainability Week kicks off

From VT News | September 13, 2019

The 13th annual Sustainability Week, an interactive partnership among Virginia Tech Office of Sustainability, the Town of Blacksburg, and local citizens group Sustainable Blacksburg that highlights sustainability efforts in the community and on campus, is underway.

Sustainability Week 2019 kicked off on campus on Sept. 14 with Green Tailgating at the Virginia Tech Furman University football game. More than 20 events are scheduled through Sept. 22.

As part of Virginia Tech’s commitment to sustainability, the Game Day Green Team recycling initiative hands out green recycling bags to tailgaters during home games and strives to build awareness around recycling, waste reduction, and sustainability.

Some of the other events being held during Sustainability Week 2019 on campus and in the community include:

  • Tech Sustainability Open Forum (Sept. 16, 1–2:30 p.m.): This event will provide a brief overview of Virginia Tech’s successful campus sustainability program and will seek audience ideas for continued improvement. Representatives from the Office of Sustainability, Student Affairs, and the Alternative Transportation Department will highlight current programs and initiatives and explore future opportunities. RSVP.
  • Active Commute Celebration (Sept. 19, 8 a.m.–1 p.m.): This event offers an opportunity for the Virginia Tech community to learn more about available alternative transportation options around campus. There will also be giveaways and snacks. RSVP.
  • Sustainable Eats Bike Tour – A Glimpse of Sustainable Practices at Virginia Tech’s Dining Halls (Sept. 17, 12:30–2:30 p.m.): Join the first-ever “Sustainable Eats Bike Tour.” Sample and learn more about our delicious, local, and sustainably sourced eats all while taking a scenic bike tour around campus.
  • Electric Car Display (Sept. 21, 1–3 p.m.): Join the nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. RSVP.
  • And many more.

Click here to view the full schedule of Sustainability Week 2019 events.

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