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Kiss the Ground Documentary

Kiss the Ground

Free online screening on demand now until August 31! How about some good news for a change? KISS THE GROUND unveils a game-changer to our climate crisis: the Earth’s own soil. The documentary offers a solution to global warming– “Regenerative Agriculture”. The film presents the research, practice, and hope we […]

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VA Tech Competition: Design for a Less Wasteful Future

Working with Virginia Tech Department of Industrial Design and their Chair, Martha Sullivan, SustainFloyd sponsored a competition to design products or systems that could reduce waste. After an initial presentation of SustainFloyd’s challenge by Haden Polseno-Hensley, Mark Bolt, and Katy Morikawa the students, working in groups, started an intense process

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Windmills

Blue Ridge Eco Fair April 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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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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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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Plenitude

I like the word. It conveys the sense of having enough but not in excess, an emphasis on need, not want. I heard the author, Juliet Schor, interviewed on NPR recently. I stopped what I was doing because this lady was making good sense and was saying things I’ve heard

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We Vote With Our Forks

“Peak” is a popular word these days—in particular when used before the word oil. But Peak Dirt? The concept refers to topsoil or, to be more specific, topsoil depletion. Earth, on average, is covered with about 3 feet of topsoil and this shallow skin of nutrient-rich matter sustains most of

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