Upcoming Better World Betty Events:

Community Shopping Event at Ten Thousand Villages Sunday Dec. 20, 3 – 7 PM

Shop for fair trade Christmas presents while helping to support the environment. Ten Thousand Villages on the Downtown Mall will donate 15% of net sales during this shopping event to Better World Betty.

Betty’s Boutique – TBA

Better World BettyBetter World Betty is hosting its first annual “Betty’s Boutique,” a shop for charity event, featuring bargain designer fashion and brand-name clothing, shoes, handbags, and accessories.

The event will support Better World Betty’s local environmental conservation efforts.

Clothing Donations:
Please give us a call at 434.466.5157 & we can arrange a convenient time & place.


Upcoming Community Events:

Email with your upcoming sustainability-related event and we’ll do our best to post within one week.

Pipeline Monitoring Program – Applications Now Open

Learn from Trout Unlimited (TU)  how to monitor water quality throughout Virginia’s national forests.

Wild Virginia will host a one-day training at the Staunton Public Library for citizen volunteers to learn how to properly conduct water quality monitoring which includes how to conduct chemical monitoring on water samples, measure stream flow, test water temperatures and turbidity and conduct visual assessments.  We will be placing special emphasis on monitoring sites along the Atlantic Coast Pipeline route.

No prior experience necessary, but a serious commitment to ongoing monitoring at your site at least once per month is expected.

Because these trainings are expensive and because we want to ensure we attract the most committed volunteers possible, there is a short application this time. Please apply below by October 30 to be part of this program. We will notify you if you have been accepted the first week of November and send more details.

Staunton Public Library
1 Churchville Ave
Staunton, VA 24401


Ongoing Monthly Events:

Third Thursday Brown Bag Lectures by Rivanna Conservation Society

Noon to 1 PM. Jefferson-Madison Regional Library 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902


The Historic Resources Committee of Charlottesville is proud to present: West Main Street! as part of Where I Live – Stories from Yesterday and Today discussion series. The series will feature a new neighborhood every month through December.

Come listen, learn, and talk about the place where you live. This is an opportunity to mix and mingle with locals and answer all those burning design questions about your house/apartment, your favorite eatery or late night hang out. Odds are, someone knows why it looks that way/feels that way/smells that way. Meets at C’ville Coffee.


Monthly hikes with Wild Virginia.
One weekend per month, Wild Virginia sponsors a day hike in the George Washington National Forest, Shenandoah National Park or other natural area. Hikes are free and open to anyone who is interested, carpooling is encouraged.  Details can be found at or 434-971-1553.


Charlottesville Green Drinks
Second Thursday at 6 PM
A monthly gathering of folks from environmental fields to discuss, debate, and meet new friends in downtown Charlottesville. Whether you live green, wear green, speak green or just want to, come mingle.


Saturdays at the Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center
River-related acitivies for children: nature drawing, animals, masks, and mapping the rivanna River. Fee: $3.  Reservations:  (434) 979-2425 Also free keelboat replica tours.  Saturdays May-October.


Volunteer Opportunities:

Nature Conservancy

The Conservancy has lots of great opportunities for volunteering. Contact Jen Dalke if you are interested or want more information – 434-951-0572 or


Help wanted…. share your skills!
Skill Share Working Group plans monthly reskilling workshops in collaboration with the Charlottesville Trade School. Contact Peter Richardson, or (434) 981-1884.


Edible Yards is a new initiative to replace local lawns with edible abundance! Contact Stevo Johnson,


Transition Cville Initiating Group provides strategic direction for the local movement. We’re looking to form new working groups for Awareness Raising/Monthly Meetings, Communications, and Crisis Response/Gov’t Liaison (building local action campaigns). Contact Joanie Freeman, or 987-1026.


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