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saricarp added a new Job in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 17, 2022

Programs Facilitator – Sustainability Matters

About Sustainability Matters Sustainability Matters is a young grassroots conservation nonprofit, based in Virginia’s rural Northern Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont regions, and expanding to the DC suburbs. We’re also an architect of transformative, scalable projects like Making Trash Bloom (our flagship initiative, planting pollinator meadows at landfills) and creator of webinars with global reach. Our…

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saricarp added a new Job in Chesapeake Network

Posted November 17, 2022

Outreach & Communications Coordinator – Sustainability Matters

About Sustainability Matters Sustainability Matters is a young grassroots conservation nonprofit, based in Virginia’s rural Northern Shenandoah Valley and Piedmont regions, and expanding to the DC suburbs. We’re also an architect of transformative, scalable projects like Making Trash Bloom (our flagship initiative to plant pollinator meadows at landfills) and creator of webinars with global reach….

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saricarp added a new Resource in Chesapeake Network

Posted December 22, 2020

The Tale of Happy Creek

Help save Happy Creek before it’s too late! Front Royal, Virginia’s town management is currently destroying a vital riparian buffer and trout habitat, clear cutting and uprooting hundreds of native trees along Happy Creek. Contact Front Royal’s Town Council members (https://www.frontroyalva.com/381/Coun…) directly to let them know how you feel. Join the Save Happy Creek Facebook…

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 21, 2019

(Boyce, VA) Winter Tree ID Walk & Holiday Potluck

They all look the same without their leaves, don’t they? Join Sustainability Matters at the Virginia State Arboretum (Blandy) for an approximately 90 minute guided walk and ID primer by Virginia State Forester Matt Wolanski. You’ll never mistake an oak for a walnut again. Holiday themed potluck and social hour with fellow nature nerds will…

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 18, 2019

(Woodstock, VA) Go Green, Get Green: Intro to Green Business

Join local conservation non-profit Sustainability Matters and the Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce to learn how to improve your business’s bottom line through eco-friendly practices and green marketing. We’ll introduce a few key concepts, and hear from Sarah Cohen of Route 11 Potato Chips, Matt Klus from the Brewhouse, and Crissy Willis of Sexi-Mexi Burritos about…

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 18, 2019

(Edinburg, VA) Party at the Landfill

Sustainability Matters is making trash bloom! We’re planting pollinator habitat at the Shenandoah County Landfill, with the ultimate goal that every time a local landfill covers up a trash cell, pollinator habitat, not fescue, gets planted on top. Come learn about the project and help us seed the pilot plot and unveil the educational signage!

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted October 18, 2019

(Harrisonburg, VA) Fall Tree & Acorn ID Walk

Wednesday, October 30 | 3 PM – 5 PM $15/Registration Join Sustainability Matters and the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum for a guided walk and ID primer by Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Forestry Specialist Adam Downing. There’ll be time for Q&A and chat in the Frances Plecker Education Center afterward, followed by a closing art reception for…

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 16, 2019

Sustainable Socials – Winchester

Swing by Sexi-Mexi Burritos on the second Tuesday of every month from 5:30-7:30 for a chat about environmental issues, sustainable gardening, farm-to-table sourcing, and more. A casual happy hour for Sustainability Matters members, volunteers and friends. Join like-minded folk in sharing concerns and becoming part of the solution! Please note this is a MONTHLY event….

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 16, 2019

Sustainable Socials – Harrisonburg

Swing by the Golden Pony on third Wednesdays for a chat about environmental issues, sustainable gardening, farm-to-table sourcing, and more. A casual happy hour for Sustainability Matters members, volunteers and friends. Join like-minded folk in sharing concerns and becoming part of the solution! Note: this is a MONTHLY event, starting this Wednesday, July 17. Details…

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 16, 2019

Environmental Trivia Night

Join conservation collaborative Sustainability Matters at Backroom Brewery THIS FRIDAY for a fun, educational, and deeply challenging evening of environmental trivia!! Bring your friends, and come test your knowledge of plants, bugs, wildlife, and environmental issues. Trivia starts at 7 pm, but arrive starting at 5:30 for dinner, with a special farm-to-table menu and the…

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted July 16, 2019

Bad Bugs: a Backyard Bestiary

Join Sustainability Matters, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the Virginia State Arboretum (Blandy) at Blandy for entomologist updates on garden and agricultural pests including spotted lanternflies, emerald ash borers, stinkbugs, and periodical cicadas. Learn about ID, life cycles, and cutting edge developments, like the wasp that’s taking down stinkbugs. Meet live insects, view preserved specimens, and…

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 15, 2019

Poetry in Nature

Explore the creative force that plein air writing brings to your poetry. Poet Sarah Kohrs will guide and inspire us with hands-on activities and advice from nature poets. There will be time to write and share amidst Blandy’s beauty. FOSA & SM members $10, nonmembers $15 Reservations Recommended: https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/m3fBd5HR09VYSz68

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 15, 2019

Grower to Grower: Spring Networking

The life of a professional grower isn’t easy. Join your peers at our second quarterly Grower to Grower to share challenges, solutions, marketing thoughts and ideas for working together to pool resources.   All professional growers, serious homesteaders and those in grower-adjacent fields (professional buyers, lenders, etc.) are welcome.   For those who are interested…

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 15, 2019

Fiesta in the Garden

On Cinco de Mayo, join Sustainability Matters at the Barns of Rose Hill for a Fiesta of sustainable gardening. The half day workshop includes three talks on environmentally friendly gardening practices, delectable Farm-to-Table Mexican snacks by Sexi-Mexi Burritos, and a preview of an exciting new sustainability-themed art exhibition curated by Sustainability Matters. Bring the family:…

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted March 15, 2019

Earth Day Shenandoah & Community Plant Swap

Join new environmental non-profit Sustainability Matters for Shenandoah County’s first big Earth Day celebration! Environmentally themed activities, locally sourced food, adorable animals, sustainability friendly vendors, educational presentations, displays, demos and giveaways. Free and family friendly. Earth Day will run concurrently with Sustainability Matters’ first Community Plant Swap of 2019. Divide your perennials, start extra seedlings,…

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 4, 2019

Mushroom Growing: a Hands-On Workshop

Ready to upgrade from tomatoes and lettuce? Mushroom growing is the ideal way to use those shady spaces where the sun-lovers won’t produce. New conservation organization Sustainability Matters partners with the Virginia Dept. of Forestry and the US Forest Service for an introduction to mushroom growing, suitable both for home gardeners and potential forest farmers….

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 4, 2019

Seed Swap

Kick off the growing season by joining new conservation organization Sustainability Matters at our first annual Seed Swap. Bring your vegetable, herb, annual, and perennial seeds to share and swap with others. The swap is free to all and will operate on a ”bring what you can; take what you need” basis. Thanks to the…

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 4, 2019

Greener than Grass: a Sustainable Landscaping Series

Landscape for both beauty and sustainability. New conservation organization Sustainability Matters has collaborated with the Virginia State Arboretum (Blandy) on a four-part “Greener than Grass” series, aimed at encouraging participants to replace turf grass with more environmentally friendly landscaping. The fourth workshop in the series explores no-mow, steppable ”Alternative Groundcovers”. Cost is $ 5 for…

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 4, 2019

Winter Tree ID: Walk & Talk

They all look the same without their leaves, don’t they? Join Sustainability Matters and Edith J. Carrier Arboretum for a guided walk and ID primer by Virginia State Forester Jordan Herring. We’ll learn how to recognize trees by bark, buds, leaf scars and other characteristics. There’ll be time for Q&A and chat in the Frances…

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 4, 2019

Dump Day

Join Sustainability Matters for a free guided tour of Shenandoah County’s Recycling Center, Landfill and Wastewater Treatment Facility. Take a deep dive into the environmental nitty-gritty of the trash business, and find out what really happens to your recyclables. See the site where Sustainability Matters is working with the landfill to make trash bloom: we’re…

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saricarp added a new Event in Chesapeake Network

Posted February 4, 2019

Native American Plant Use Workshop

Learn how Native Americans used the plants they lived with, for medicinal, culinary and other purposes. Native American herbalist and environmental educator Chris Anderson will begin with an overview in the library, then we’ll identify relevant plants in Blandy’s gardens, discussing how those can be used today. We’ll return to the library to enjoy traditional…

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