Monday, November 14, 2011

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is November 15, 2011.  Communities across the country have been hosting America Recycles Day events since 1997 to raise awareness of the importance of recycling.

U.Va Sustainability is hosting a Green Resource Fair on the South end of the Lawn from 10am-3pm.  The Fair will feature a recycled art contest, the Cabell Campaign, giveaways and raffles for t-shirts, a "CAN" you guess contest and dumpster dive.

You can also sign the America Recycles Day pledge online:

Friday, November 11, 2011

Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator Job Opening

The City of Charlottesville's Neighborhood Development Services is hiring a Bicycle & Pedestrian Coordinator.  This is a long-term temporary position that will work to improve bicycle and pedestrian access, facilities and awareness throughout the City of Charlottesville.

Learn more about this opportunity on the City of Charlottesville Job Board:

Monday, November 7, 2011

Upcoming Bike Clinics

Blue Ridge Cyclery, located at 1043 Millmont Street near the Barracks Road Shopping Center, will be hosting two clinics this week:

Wednesday at 5:30pm: Chain Care and Flat Repairs
Aimed at beginning riders or anyone that wants a refresher, practice, and quicker flat changes in races. This will involve hands on practice, so come prepared to crawl on the floor and get a bit greasy.

Thursday at 5:30pm: Winter Apparel Discussion
Come by for a small presentation and discussion on base layering, over protection, thermal wear properties, and how to keep water bottles, feet, and hands from freezing in the winter months. Hear some tips on mistakes made in the past by us on rides, and tricks that we have found to work well.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Wi-Fi Now Available on Northeast Regional Amtrak Trains

Traveling along the east coast with Amtrak just got even more convenient with free access to basic Wi-Fi service.  Students and staff traveling on the daily Northeast Regional line from Charlottesville to destinations in Northern VA, Washington DC, Philadelphia, New York and beyond can now stay connected while on the go.

Check out Amtrak's Journey with Wi-Fi page for more information.  For more information about the Northeast Regional service please visit

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Green Initiatives for Tomorrow

Green Initiatives for Tomorrow (GIFT) is a brand new student-created program that will award $20,000 for sustainable initiatives around Grounds.  Have an idea to make the University more sustainable?  Any student, student organization, faculty or staff member can apply.  Funds need to be dispersed this year so grants will be awarded to multiple projects.

An information session about the GIFT program will be held on Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00pm in Room 107 of Clark Hall.  Come on out to learn about how the program works, exchange ideas, and enjoy free pizza!