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Office of Sustainability unveils online guide to help Richmonders go green

RVAgreen 2050 will host four workshops to accompany online resources

Drone shot over the James River facing the Manchester-Richmond Bridge

The online course teaches the basics of sustainability.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons

The Office of Sustainability has created a new online Sustainability Guide to help Richmonders looking to live a more sustainable lifestyle. The guide has five modules aimed at teaching participants the basics of sustainable living.

The modules are:

  1. What is Sustainability, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice?
  2. Introduction to RVAgreen 2050
  3. Where Do I Start?
  4. Building Your Toolboxes
  5. Staying Connected and Getting Involved

The guide is designed to accompany workshops put on by the city. There will be four workshops over the course of the summer — two virtual, two in-person.

Four colorful compost bins sit near a fence with City of Richmond signage.

The aim of the workshops is to help Richmonders better understand the available resources to sustainable living, such as free city composting.

Photo by RICtoday

The 45-minute workshops will cover the fundamentals of sustainability, resilience, and climate change. They’ll also break down the RVAgreen 2050 plan and give attendees guidance on taking steps towards sustainability in everyday life.

Here is the schedule. All workshops are free; you can register online.

  • Virtual Lunch & Learn | Thursday, July 11 | 12 p.m.
  • In-person workshop | Thursday, July 25 | 6 p.m. | SHIFT Retail Lab
  • In-person workshop | Wednesday, Aug. 14. | 6 p.m. | The Life Church RVA
  • Virtual Lunch & Learn | Wednesday, Aug. 21 | 12 p.m.

Even if you can’t attend a workshop, all class materials are available for free online. If you want to host an event of your own, you can request a presentation from the Office of Sustainability.

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