Upcoming Better World Betty Events:

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.

Repair Cafe – Sunday 11/15, 3 – 5 pm at Portico in the Ix Building, 981 2nd St SE.

The entire community is invited to join us for this event. A team of volunteer fixers will be on hand to repair household appliances, clothing, jewelry, toys, bikes and more!

When you bring in your item, you’ll get to sit down and watch the repair. Learn how fun and simple – or complex and fascinating – fixing things can be. And since it’s a café, we’ll have food and drinks and tables and chairs so you can hang out and get to know your neighbors, too.

This event features:

  • Hands-On Bike Repair Stations by Community BikesCBlogo-smallCharlottesville Community Bikes is a non-profit bicycle shop that works to promote environmentally-sound transportation, recycle bicycles, and make cycling accessible. They have open shop hours every week on Avon St. where you can learn how to repair your OWN bike, and their volunteers will join us to share bike know-how with YOU.
  • Celebrate America Recycles Day with Better World BettyBetter World Betty is a local eco-hub:Basic CMYK a one-stop source for all things sustainability related. Betty and friends will be on hand to answer all your local Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle questions. Plus, they’ll show you how to upcycle an old T-shirt into a reusable grocery bag using just a pair of scissors.
  • Battery diagnostics and tablet repair demo by Batteries Plus Bulbs. At their store in Charlottesville, they repair broken Apple devices, most Samsung devices and many more. They offer battery analysis, installation and recycling, and they work hard keep your old devices in working order with fresh batteries.
  • FREE Food and Drinks – Appetizers from Harvest Moon, snacks from Whole Foods, and allergen free baked goods from Claire’s Cakenbake.
  • Kids’ Art Table – Kids age 5 and up can hang out at the art table to draw and do crafts.
  • Live Music by Ted Millich, 3:00-3:45pm – Tedo will be playing his brand of background music that you would never hear in an elevator using electric guitar and his voice. His next album’s working title is ‘Tunes To Fix A Clock By.’ He was heavily influenced by The Beatles, Bob Marley, and The Grateful Dead.
  • Community Tables – Folks from Charlottesville Mini Maker Faire, Transition Charlottesville Albemarle, Charlottesville Albemarle Technical Education Center (CATEC), Apprenticeship Connections, Center for a New American Dream, and of course Cville TimeBank will be there to chat with you about their work in the community.
  • Pick up a copy of our new Cville Repair Directory, course listings from Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC), and info about fix-it-yourself resources from Jefferson-Madison Regional Library.

Hey, this is important: We want to fix all the things, but some things are not a good fit for this event. Please DON’T bring TVs, microwaves, game systems, power tools, lawn equipment, phones, computers, or musical instruments.

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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