This year, the Sustainability Week Partnership, which includes the Town of Blacksburg, Virginia Tech, and Sustainable Blacksburg celebrated its 10th year.  This long standing partnership has helped foster a culture of sustainability both on and off campus. With a guiding mission of “Celebrate-Educate-Motivate”, every Sustainability Week event has been designed to highlight innovative ideas and exemplary practices related to energy, transportation, housing, consumption & disposal, food, and land use, while providing participants with realistic and practical steps to integrate sustainability into every facet of their day-to-day lives.

These efforts have borne fruit well beyond the slate of 200+ events hosted over the years. They have also helped to create additional sustainability partnerships between the Town of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech’s Sustainability Institute including work on a Green Business Certification Program and co-hosting a Green Rental Expo in the fall semester. For more information contact: Carol Davis, cdavis@blacksburg.gov.

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