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APRIL 24-25, 2021

Blue Ridge Virtual Eco Fair

Featuring keynote speakers Patrick Holden, CBE and Zach Bush, MD.

A virtual event that focuses on current strategies for energy conservation, environmental protection and simple living. Attendees will gain access to information through real time presentations and interviews online, webinars, product exhibits and stories from practitioners from the Blue Ridge area.

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

Tulip Tree Grove in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

A New Look at Virginia’s Old Trees

It is told that, in the forests of post-revolutionary Virginia, the widely-spaced mature trees stood so tall and created so much shade that a gentleman could ride horseback from Richmond to Bristol and never take his hat off to brush and low branches. A squirrel could cover the same distance without touching the ground.

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Windmills

Blue Ridge Eco Fair April 24-25, 2021

As we struggle under the weight of current events: Covid-19, an unsteady economy, dramatic weather events and the reignited fight for racial equality, we think it vitally important to continue to draw attention to the overarching threats of climate change and environmental degradation which are clearly woven through all these issues.

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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.

Film Discussion
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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