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Promoting “Green” Building in Virginia

The James River Green Building Council strives to create a positive impact on the “built environment” within Central Virginia. Their goal is to empower the building industry with market-based solutions that encourage green building practices, technologies, policies, and standards.

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Who wants an electric car in 2011? THIS guy!

My family has been keeping an eye on electric vehicles for a while, with the same longing stare that many of you have probably shared.

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How will you help clean up Virginia in 2011?

Each new year, we all make our resolutions. What’s yours? My goal is to clean up a little bit of Virginia every day.

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A little love in 2011?

Estimates suggest that up to 90% of the contents of our bins could actually be reused or recycled. What could you reuse? What could you recycle? On average, American’s throw away about 3.5 pounds of trash each day! Yikes.

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Chesapeake Bay goes on a “Pollution Diet!”

“This is a very historic moment in the history and the future of the Chesapeake Bay,” said Shawn Garvin, administrator of the EPA’s mid-Atlantic region.

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Renewable Energy in 2011

How can you do your part to keep renewable energy and jobs growing in 2011?

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Litter Guidelines for Business

One of our favorite partners, Keep America Beautiful, has a great guide for preventing litter in the workplace.

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An inspirational moment.

File this post under “Inspiration for a Fresh Start in 2011” (if you had such a folder somewhere) – this isn’t filmed in VA but makes me long for the Blue Ridge Parkway and open windows, or top-down cruising in an old convertible.

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Meeting @ Rice Center

It was a pleasure to be invited to the annual meeting for Keep Virginia Beautiful, held this year at the Rice Center, VCU’s research facility on the James River. I’d never been to the center before, but was amazed as I drove up…

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Like us on Facebook yet?

If you haven’t been there yet, Keep Virginia Beautiful has a pretty connected Facebook page, with lots of opportunity to get involved, and a great stream of information about our mission in Virginia.

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Be Careful!

Good morning, VA! If you’re traveling near our coastline this rainy day, be careful, there’s a record number of traffic incidents out there! http://ow.ly/3i9cH

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Keep Norfolk Beautiful

From our friends at Keep Norfolk Beautiful: Christmas Tree Recycling in Norfolk! http://ow.ly/3jHeR

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