Mission and Work

SustainFloyd is a rural nonprofit in the Blue Ridge Mountains that undertakes projects to support the environment, agriculture, renewable energy and community well-being.

Supporting the growth of our community’s next generation requires a community commitment, which is why we work closely with local and state governments and agencies, local businesses, like-minded non-profits and local citizens. Together we can find ways to develop the financial and ecological health of our community for the well-being of all citizens of Floyd County. But we also join with other communities throughout the region and around the globe to model new ways of living on, working in, and caring for the world around us.

Our project areas focus on efforts to:

  • Localize our economy
  • Enhance and protect natural and cultural resources
  • Advance issues related to strengthen food systems, energy independence, transportation, waste and recycling, and education
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Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.

~ Wendell Berry ~

Latest News and Events

Recycling October 1 is ON

Rain or Shine: Tomorrow we’re collecting recyclables and reusables tomorrow. Bring them to the SustainFloyd office, next to the Farmers Market. So much of what we throw out, or even recycle, can be more environmentally handled by finding a reuse. Many of our market vendors

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The Film Series: The Story of Plastic

The Story of Plastic presents a cohesive timeline of how we got to our current global plastic pollution crisis and how the oil and gas industry has successfully manipulated the narrative around it. From the extraction of fossil fuels and plastic disposal to the global resistance

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Contribute to SustainFloyd

Help us achieve our goals of protecting Floyd County’s natural resources and developing a resilient local economy. By making a donation to SustainFloyd you are supporting our community programs and outreach. Working on a local level to address global issues, we are helping to build a resilient local economy based on a healthy food system,  creative initiatives, and care and respect for the environment.

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Farmers Market

The Floyd Community Market is a 3,000 square-foot pavilion located in the center of town.

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Solar Energy

We have undertaken a project to design and build a mobile solar electric generator.

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Film Series

SustainFloyd offers an annual spring and fall film series exploring sustainable topics.

SustainFloyd Dinner
Become a Member

We welcome you to join the conversation and participate in SustainFloyd's activities.

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Donate

By making a donation to SustainFloyd you are supporting our community programs and outreach.

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Past Work

SustainFloyd received funding for a two-year project aimed at bringing local foods into schools.

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