SustainFloyd Presents Senator Tim Kaine with The Personal Climate Pledge

On January 6, 2018 SustainFloyd board member, Woody Crenshaw, attended a panel with Senator Tim Kaine at the Floyd EcoVillage. Having known each other for some years, Kaine and Crenshaw had the opportunity to chat after the discussion on local agricultural concerns where Crenshaw presented Kaine with the SustainFloyd “Personal …

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Winter Red Berries

5 Tips for a Minimal Holiday Season

SustainFloyd has many focuses from agricultural awareness and economics to the alternative energy, but something that is particularly poignant this time of year is sustainability. It is in our name, after all. But how can you live sustainably when the holiday season pushes for spending money on gifts and elaborate …

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SustainFloyd and JMU Center for Wind Energy Present Information on Small Wind Opportunities in Floyd, County.

SustainFloyd and the Center for Wind Energy at James Madison University (JMU) are partnering to present an informational meeting on small wind energy opportunities in Floyd County. Small wind or Distributed wind can be defined as systems for homes, schools, farms and businesses that may range from 1 KW to …

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Solar Board

SustainFloyd Thanks Preserve Floyd for Achieving Unanimous Board of Supervisors Vote for Renewable Energy

On October 24th, the Floyd County Board of Supervisors unanimously (5-0) passed a climate change/renewable energy resolution. Mary Freday and Preserve Floyd were instrumental in pushing this through the Board since the early summer months. SustainFloyd wants to give a warm thanks and we support this work for everyone in …

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Bolgiano Flyer

Dine for a Cause: Can Forests Save the Planet? with Chris Bolgiano, Environmental Writer

Environmental writer Chris Bolgiano will present revolutionary new evidence about how—and how much—carbon is pulled out of the air and stored by forests to help prevent climate change, when she speaks Wednesday evening, November 1st at SustainFloyd’s Dine for a Cause. The event at the Floyd EcoVillage will begin at …

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Floyd Energy Fair July 15, 2017

Floyd Energy Fair ~ Update!

One especially interesting feature of the 2017 Floyd Energy Fair will be a guided bus tour of Apple Ridge Farm in Floyd County, showcasing its new off-grid classroom, EBase USA: Blue Ridge. The EBase is a sustainable green building constructed from post-consumer recycled and renewable materials. The EBase is powered …

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In Search of Balance Film

In Search of Balance: a Review

By Fred First Imagine three circles that take in all of our life’s important domains: the circle of human physical and spiritual well-being; the circle of global health and sustainability; and the circle of mankind’s economic engines that turn nature into commerce and profit. They are inextricably interconnected, and yet …

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SustainFloyd movie series April 2017

The Messenger: As the Birds Go…

SustainFloyd will screen the new documentary “The Messenger” on Thursday evening, April 20, 2017 at the Floyd Country Store. The film is an in-depth look at the challenges facing our songbirds and the message they carry to us about our earth’s fragile resources. Everyone is invited and asked to bring …

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Market Breakfast Summer 2016

Market Breakfast Summer 2016

The Market Breakfast is becoming a summer tradition anticipated by market regulars, locals and out-of-town visitors who discover to their delight that they can have buckwheat pancakes and all the fixin’s a few steps away from the market. Settling into the shade of the massive maple at the edge of …

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