Since its inception in 2009, Sustain Floyd has focused on sustainability issues through locally based projects including the Floyd Farmers Market, Floyd Energy Fest, Film Series, Floyd Food Guide, The Personal Climate Pledge and continues to add new projects.
SustainFloyd is participating in this year’s GiveBig event because we need you! All our projects are brought to you from the passion of our board of directors, staff, and volunteers, but we need funding to keep them going and improving.
Help us Winterize our Floyd Farmers Market at The Pavilion!
Last year, we extended the Market through January to make a case for a Winter Market. This year, we are raising money to bring our Winter Market back to the Pavilion and making a more comfortable space so we can house more vendors and have more people come through.
We are talking with Blue Ridge Yurts to build us an encasement around the Market space. We want to bring in heaters, and create a wonderful environment to bring more veggies, meat, and goods through the winter months.
Help us help you by bringing you more for longer!
Join us on May 4th when our regular market season opens at The Pavilion and picture with your mind's eye what we will do to transform the space!
Your help will also keep us moving forward with our other projects and programs.
The Pavilion Recycling Center
was what you helped us build last year with the 2018 fundraiser. We now have a beautiful recycling bin that allows walking traffic to discard metals, glass, plastic (1&2), magazines, and newspapers.
We are thrilled that you backed our recycling initiative and that it has impacted our community in a positive way.
The Third Annual Floyd Energy Fest
is a whole day event with speakers, demonstrations, and a chance to learn more about renewable energy including wind and solar with industry professionals in the summer sun. Join us at Chantilly Farm on July 13th for this solar powered festival where kids are invited, too!
This year, we are collaborating with Virginia Tech to bring some incredible projects from the Industrial School for innovative ideas on harnessing renewable energy and promoting conservation. In the Chantilly Barn, you'll be able to meet the next generation of designers and see the top ten posters chosen by our Energy Committee.
A Guide to Floyd Good
has been a wonderful resource to offer our town and our local food producers. This is a chance for free advertising and a way to showcase what Floyd County has to offer.
We have just launched our online version that will be more up-to-date, and our second print edition with updates and new articles, will be printed in May!
The Personal Climate Pledge
has captured the attention of NPR
and local TV stations
, and with the help of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley, we have received a grant to get young people more involved in raising climate awareness.
We are partnering with Springhouse Community School and Floyd Creative Studios to give a voice to the kids of our county. They will be raising questions, researching, and filming themselves and family members about what they observe around them. We hope it'll create a listening project for the future as we see how things change.
When making your donation today, consider SustainFloyd so we can continue to bring education and awareness to our town and have it spread through the state, nation, and world.
SustainFloyd is a rural non-profit in the Blue Ridge Mountains that undertakes projects to support the environment, agriculture, renewable energy, and community well-being.
Thank you from all of us at SustainFloyd.