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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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.
“Who’s going to stand up and save the Earth?” Neil Young once sang. Young has not been secret or silent about his environmental activism over the years with albums such as Earth (2016) or The Monsanto Years (2015). In honor of the man who bucks the system, Jeff Liverman and
SustainFloyd had a chance to talk to Robbie Harris with WTVF Radio about our newest project, The Personal Climate Pledge. To listen or read the interview, follow this link.
Last week, SustainFloyd was visited by Steve Burgess, a Landcare Australia member as well as a Queensland conservationist and farmer. Escorted by our good friend and founding member Jerry Moles, Steve had a lot of interest in SustainFloyd and we have accomplished. Having recently won the Bob Hawke Landcare Award,
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
October 19th was a busy day for SustainFloyd because we got the chance to host Governor Terry McAuliffe and Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Basil Gooden for a quick meeting in the Floyd Farmers Market. Governor McAuliffe has been a long-time supporter of solar energy and expressed an interest in
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
SustainFloyd is inviting everyone to view an exciting lineup of documentaries in its 2017 Fall Film Series on Thursday evenings at the Floyd Country Store. The Series will begin Thursday evening, October 12 with the new movie, “Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry.” The community organization, Partnership for
Film Appeals to Viewers across Political Spectrum Floyd, Virginia – Do you believe in climate change? “Carbon Nation,” to be screened by SustainFloyd at 7 p.m. on Saturday night, April 14th at the Floyd Country Store, claims it doesn’t matter, because there are solutions that not only promote a clean environment, but will