Upcoming Better World Betty Events:

Alex & Ani Charlottesville Charmed by Charity Soiree Wed. May 20, 5-7 PM

Bring your friends & family to shop for American-made jewelry crafted from recycled metals on May 20th from 5-7 pm at Alex & Ani Charlottesville. 15% of sales will be donated to support Better World Betty’s environmental conservation efforts.

Alex & Ani Charlottesville at Stonefield
2050 Bond Street, Suite 160
To RSVP, email

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!


Tip Toe through over 30,000 gorgeous organic tulips and pick your own to take home! Spanning four weekends between April 25 – May 22, Long Island’s first TULIP FESTIVAL SEASON is not to be missed!

•    Sat May 16 & Sun May 17, 10 AM-6 PM: TulipMania’s last weekend

WHERE: Garden of Eve Organic Farm & Market, 4558 Sound Avenue, Riverhead, Long Island. Located at Northville Turnpike (Rt 43) x Sound Avenue. For Directions see or call (631) 722-8777.

•    Visit the Tulip Farm to pick a bouquet at the ONLY U-pick Tulip field on Long Island.
•    Take gorgeous photos of your children and family in the rainbow colors of our tulip field and show garden.
•    Attend workshops with “Dutch Tulip Man” Jeroen Koeman and others on how to grow tulips and how to create healthy pollinator gardens in your own yard or terrace.

U-pick Tulips most likely available April 25-May 22, 10:00 AM-6:00 PM seven days a week. Tulips are $1/stem and regular admission to the Tulip Field, excluding the 5th Annual Organic Tulip Festival is $3.00 for a single day pass, $7.00 for an unlimited re-entry season pass or $5 if purchased in advance online. Children under 6 free.

*Mother Nature controls when and how long the tulips bloom so please check our website at or for updates before planning your trip. We update our “Bloom Report” daily with pictures of the tulip fields.



Castalia Farm, 600 Castalia Farm, Keswick, VA

The kids’ races start at 5 PM and the 5K trail race begins at 6 PM. After the race, everyone is encouraged to stick around for a complimentary “Hunt Breakfast” featuring a wine tasting from Barboursville Vineyards. There will also be prizes for the top finishers.

When people register, they can create a personal fundraising page to send to friends and family — donations from personal sponsors will go to support PEC’s conservation work. Great Outdoors Provision Company in Charlottesville is even offering gift cards to the top fundraisers!

For more information and to register, visit the event page. Online registration will close on May 29.


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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