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The Ripple Effect

A tree will absorb a ton of carbon during its lifetime. If I planted two trees that would be two tons. If I got two friends to plant two trees that would be six tons! We could create a wave of carbon absorption! As we creep into spring take a look around. Take stock and look at opportunities. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. All it takes is a ripple.

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I’ve eliminated the paper trail. Now what?

I was like a lot of people this week that watched with geek lust the unveiling of the latest incarnation of the iPad.  But once the intoxication of the dual cameras and shiny body wore off I began to take stock of my office environment. Computer, land-line, cell phone, iPod, iPad, DVD player, television…I am […]

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I’d like an electric car. Hmmm…where to start?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about our next car.  I have challenges of my own, but the first is to choose an environmentally-friendly option for transportation that will work for my 5-year-old, my needs as an entrepreneur, and something that will accommodate my space requirements.  Oh yeah, and be affordable and comfortable.   And […]

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KVB Announces the “30 IN 30” Grant Program!

In honor of Earth Month this April, KVB will be giving a $1,000 grant daily to deserving groups and organizations to help fulfill our mission..

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America Recycles Day and “A Bags Life” Launch

“A Bag’s Life” Creates Buzz at America Recycles Day at VA Capitol (Richmond, VA) – Nov. 15, 2010 – A statewide plastic bag recycling awareness campaign in Virginia called A Bag’s Life, which includes an interactive and educational website (www.abagslife.com/VA), mobile app with nearly 800 drop-off sites by zip code, and video contest was launched […]

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Does Anyone Really USE Yellow Pages Anymore?

650,000 tons of phone books are distributed to America’s 100+ million households. Only 117,000 tons of Yellow Pages are recycled each year.

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I wanna be in pictures! Confessions of a bag.

You’ve seen me on this website (www.abagslife.com) and on buttons, ads and magnets. I’m the free plastic bag with enough chutzpah to tell you: “Don’t treat me like trash” and “Gimme a second chance.” Now for my next act: I wanna be in pictures.

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How to Recycle Your Clothes

I stumbled upon this awesome step-by-step guide to recycling your clothes. I just had to share…

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Recycling is Real in Fairfax County

Major props to our friends in Fairfax County! Recycling is real in Fairfax County!

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No recycling for RVA BIZ, but at least there’s VCU!

It’s hard to believe that in 2011, in the Commonwealth’s capitol, we don’t have recycling at our office. I could even understand this more if, say, our offices were in the outer reaches of Mechanicsville or Hanover….but we’re on MAIN St…

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Best Buy Launches “Buy Back Program.”

The Buy Back program encourages repeat business because consumers who bring back gear that they no longer want are paid with a Best Buy gift card. Smart….for everyone.

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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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