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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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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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