Star City Sustainable Society Series Lectures

Clean Valley Council’s Star City Sustainability Society Series lectures will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month, beginning January 27, 2022, and running through June 23, 2022. These free lectures will feature different sustainability professionals who will speak on topics related to their expertise. We encourage you to join them in order to lead a more sustainable life and to become a better environmental steward.

The first lecture on January 27 is called Pledge to Recycle Right with RDS featuring Lauren Cutlip, Business Development and Outreach Manager for Recycling and Disposal Solutions (RDS).

February 24 will explore Monitoring Our Waterways with the Roanoke River Project featuring Rachel Pence, Facilitator for the Citizen Science Water Quality Monitoring, with additional presenters and topics to come.

The first two lectures will be held at the Clean Valley Council office in the Grandin CoLab, 1327 Grandin Road, from 6 -7pm with other locations and topics to be determined. You can sign up to receive notifications about future lectures on their website.

The Star City Sustainability Society program focuses on engaging community members to become environmental stewards in creating a clean water legacy. The program sponsors monthly activities promoting environmentally-themed activities, workshops, trainings, and social networking events. The activities vary from month to month but focus on the key message of promoting water resource protection. The program will be hosted at a wide variety of locations in the City of Roanoke.

The Clean Valley Council also hosts monthly pop-up cleanup days, in addition to the lectures, and large-scale events like Clean Valley Day on April 9. Learn more about all of their future events.

Clean Valley Council’s (CVC) mission is to encourage environmental stewardship and lead the way towards a sustainable tomorrow by educating and inspiring those around us.

In 2021, CVC raised environmental awareness by educating and informing 749,627 children and adults, delivered 215 programs at schools and events, supported 698 volunteers, stenciled 177 storm drains, kept 47 tons of litter and 91 tires off the streets and out of the waterways.

More information on the series and future presenters may be found at