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New Catawba Sustainability Center trail provides access to Appalachian Trail, McAfee Knob

Video courtesy of Roanoke County Economic DevelopmentRepresentatives from Virginia Tech, Roanoke County, and the community gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open the 2.9-mile loop.…

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Creating a sustainable foundation for products worldwide

Students and faculty at the Center for Packaging and Unit Load Design are studying how pallets behave while carrying different types of packages. The research will help manufacturers design new…

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Bioplastic development means new way of sustainability on farms

CALS assistant professor Dr. Rebecca Cockrum, and graduate student Hailey Galyon are working to develop a bioplastic from bacteria in order to replace single-use plastics on farms.

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New e-bikes will boost university's sustainability efforts

A new fleet of pedal-assist e-bikes is giving bike share a boost across the New River Valley. The bike share system features 75 e-bikes stationed at various hubs across Blacksburg, Christiansburg and…

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Take a ride on an e-bike

Follow Virginia Tech's administrative enterprise's Digital Marketing Assistant Alex Garner on a demonstration of how to use Roam NRV's new e-bikes. The product of a regional…

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Ramps of Appalachia

Pabitra Aryal, CALS Ph.D. candidate, along with advisor John Fike, and Jim Chamberlain of the U.S. Forest Service explore how ramps can be grown via agroforestry at the Catawba Sustainability Center.…

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Tree Planting at Stadium Woods

Happy Arbor Day, Hokies! We got together with some friends and planted trees in Stadium Woods to celebrate.

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Business goals and sustainability

Consumer demand for food grown using sustainable farm practices is at an all-time high. This is compelling farmers to explore various options to improve sustainability. This webinar provides an…

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Virginia Gov. Northam announces AFID grant for the Catawba Sustainability Center

Governor Ralph Northam visited Virginia Tech's Catawba Sustainability Center to announce the Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) funding for the center. Through a partnership…

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Outreach and International Affairs

Outreach and International Affairs fulfills the university’s global land-grant mission by building cross-sectoral partnerships, providing professional development programs, developing community…

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Sydney Miller - College of Architecture and Urban Studies Outstanding Senior

Sydney Miller, Outstanding Senior in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies for the Class of 2020, talks about her time at Virginia Tech.

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SmartFarm Innovation Network aims to build resilient, sustainable agricultural systems

Virginia Tech's Smart farm innovation network is an effort to connect disparate entities around the Commonwealth through technology. The goal is to increase overall efficiency, resilience, and…

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Igniting a housing revolution

After years of research and development contributed by over 100 Virginia Tech students and faculty, the FutureHAUS Dubai team built what's now known as the world’s best solar home. But to…

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Welcome to the Pathways to Sustainability minor

This minor integrates perspectives and tools from natural and social sciences with those from art, design, and humanities. Students will acquire an expansive, multicollege conceptualization of…

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Artist-in-residence Willie Cole creates art using plastic bottles

Artist-in-residence Willie Cole worked with students in the College of Architecture and Urban Studies on installing sculptures built entirely out of recycled plastic bottles.

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Creating the smartest solar home in the world

Virginia Tech’s Solar Decathlon Middle East team, which unites 30 students and 18 faculty from four colleges, 14 disciplines, and seven countries, build a net-zero energy home incorporating…

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