A new garden blossoms in Blacksburg
By Christian Trejbal
Trejbal is an editorial writer for The Roanoke Times. He is based in the New River Valley.
Blacksburg’s Sustainability Week ended Saturday. The annual event reminds residents about all the ways they can reduce their environmental footprint. It is both a celebration of Earth and an educational opportunity.
I spent some time last week thinking about what sustainability really means. The typical things sprang to mind. Recycling, protecting watersheds and reducing consumption are all noble goals during Sustainability Week and any other week.
There is more to it than just that, though. I found at least one deeper sense of sustainability tucked away not far from the town’s new roundabout.