Wednesday, April 19 – Food & Health Day

Environmental Coalition Tabling

Sponsor: Environmental Coalition

When: 10:00am-5:00pm

Where: Drillfield (10:00am-2:00pm) & Blacksburg Farmers Market (2:00pm-5:00pm)

What & Why:

Learn about some eco-friendly kitchen tips, environmentally friendlier & healthy food alternatives, and superfoods. There will also be a bug eating workshop and a DIY compost bin workshop! 


Sponsor: The Office of Sustainability

When: 11:00am-3:00pm

Where: Drillfield 

What & Why: 

Learn about eco-friendly initiatives!

Farmers’ Market

Sponsor: Blacksburg Farmers Market

When: 2:00pm – 7:00pm

Where: 100 Draper Road Southwest, Blacksburg, VA 24060

What & Why: Buy Fresh, buy Local!


Documentary Screening

Sponsor: Environmental Coalition

When: 7:00pm-9:30pm

Where: TBA

What & Why: 

Documentary TBA. Free popcorn!


How can we build a sustainable food future?


When I envision a sustainable food future, I see people drastically reducing their meat, fish, and dairy consumption. Instead, the average diet will consist of plants, mushrooms, and bugs. Bug are, in fact, the most sustainable food source mostly due to their small carbon emissions and their reduced water, energy, and land inputs. Over 2 billion people worldwide already consume bugs every day but unfortunately there is a stigma against eating bugs in America. Come break this stigma and eat bugs with me at the Environmental Coalition’s Bug Eating Workshop on 4/19/2017.  – Justin Haber