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Celebrate Sustainability 2013
Just a reminder that the CS 2013 Event Request Form is alive and well!
you can submit proposals for displays, demonstrations, speakers, tours, poster sessions, and more – we’re always open to new ideas!
Click 2012 Schedule
to learn more about last year’s celebration. This year’s festivities will be held September 18 – 20, and the deadline for event submission is August 16, 2013. (My apologies if you’ve already submitted, but please do share with others who might be interested.)
AND, see our new Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/CelebrateSustainability.
Please ‘like’ us so you can stay up-to-date on CS 2013 goings-on.
Thanks for your interest – either as a participant or visitor! Contact Cathy Jacobs at email@example.com
From the Celebrate Sustainability 2013 Planning Team
Cool Cities Campaign
Compact Fluorescent Lamps, printer cartridges and batteries:
In an effort to be more Green many of us are making the switch to compact fluorescent lamps, (CFL). These lights last longer than the standard incandescent bulbs and use less energy. But, unlike incandescent bulbs, CFL's cannot be thrown in the trash. They contain a small amount of mercury, which allows the lamps to be more efficient, but mercury is toxic and must be disposed of properly.
Use Them, and Recycle Them Downtown
The Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg have made it their mission to help out with the proper disposal of CFL's, batteries and printer cartridges. Please tape the ends of your batteries or individually bag them before dropping them off at one of the collection points in downtown Blacksburg. The following businesses will accept CFL's, batteries and printer cartridges and take them to the correct recycle collection points at no charge to you:
Burnt Creative Gallery
Community Arts Information Office
EATS Natural Foods
The Bike Barn accepts used bike tires, inner tubes and metal bike parts for recycling.
Heavener Hardware has a cardboard compactor available for public use to recycle cardboard.
Recycling Containers Downtown
The Town of Blacksburg has already installed the “split can inserts” into 6 existing cans (half is devoted to trash and half recycling). They are located at:
• 316 N. Main Street @Chipolte.
• 400 N. Main Street @Tobacco Shop.
• 208 N. Main Street @ front of Lilac.
• N. Main Street @ Post Office Corner.
• N. Main Street @ Old NBB Bank.
• N. Main Street @ Capones.
They have also installed one new recycle only can and one new duel can (½ trash – ½ recycling), both at DP Dough.
There are 7 more locations remaining to install – coming soon:
• Draper Road @ Farmers Market – two new duel cans.
• Draper Road @ Armory Building – one new recycle only can.
• Draper Road @ Armory Building Stairs - one new recycle only can.
• N. Main Street @ Sharkeys – one new recycle only can.
• 322 N. Main Street @ Hokie House – one new recycle only can.
• N. Main Street @ Cooks Clean Center – one new recycle only can.
• N. Main Street @ crosswalk @ Mike’s Grille - one new recycle only can.
The Downtown Merchants of Blacksburg have also committed to follow the DEQ guidelines and officially make 5th Annual Summer Solstice Fest a Virginia Green Event!For VT Earth Week information click here
For information about Environmental Sustainability in Blacksburg click here.For information about Ride Solutions click here
For information about Sustainable Blacksburg click here.
For information from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, (DEQ) visit:http://www.deq.virginia.gov/AboutUs.aspx