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Eco-remodeled Home on Display in Charlottesville

Updated: 05/12/2011 - After a year of work, a new environmentally friendly eco-remodeled home was on display in Charlottesville on Thursday. It will be used as an educational model home for future projects.

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Residents Asked to Take Clean Commute Pledge

Updated: 05/10/2011 - The Commuter Information Team hosted the 21st annual Clean Commute Day in the Central Virginia region on Friday. They gathered at the Community Chalkboard on the Downtown Mall to encourage residents to take the "Clean Commute Pledge".

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EcoFair Encourages Clean, Green Lifestyles

Updated: 04/23/2011 - An EcoFair at the nTelos Wireless Pavilion took place Saturday, as part of Charlottesville Earth Week. More than 75 exhibitors showed residents how to live greener, cleaner lifestyles through workshops and demos.

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UVa Encourages Green Living at EcoFair

Updated: 04/21/2011 - A celebration of Earth Week took place on the University of Virginia grounds, and some students are jumpstarting some good habits.

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Charlottesville Transit Introducing Hybrid Buses

Updated: 01/18/2011 - Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) is introducing the first hybrid buses in the CAT fleet on Tuesday. Powered by a combination of electric and diesel technology, the new hybrid buses are part of CAT's plan to help green Charlottesville's future.

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Albemarle County Gets Gold for Going Green

Posted: 12/01/2010 - Albemarle County received a gold level certification in the 2010 Go Green VA Challenge, which is part of the Virginia Municipal League's larger Go Green Virginia environmental initiative.

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County Office Building Receives Prestigious Energy Star

Posted: 10/27/2010 - The Albemarle County Office Building located on 5th Street has earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) prestigious Energy Star, the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency.

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WAHS Students Freshen Up School, Crozet Community

Updated: 10/17/2010 - While sophomores and juniors took the PSAT, freshmen students at Western Albemarle High School spent Wednesday afternoon freshening up the school and community.

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Charlottesville Expo Makes it Easier to be Green

Updated: 09/12/2010 - Monticello Media hosted the Healthy Green Expo at the Omni Hotel Saturday afternoon. More than a dozen local services set up tables to show people how to lead a greener, healthier lifestyle. Finalists of the Home Energy Makeover contest were also announced.

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Clean Energy Bus Tour: The Job's Not Done Yet!

Updated: 09/02/2010 - Self-titled "defenders of the environment" held a rally on the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville Thursday afternoon as "The Job's Not Done" Bus Tour made a stop in town to bring awareness to clear energy jobs.

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Group Helps Rid Local Forests of Alien Trees

Updated: 08/02/2010 - CBS19 cameras traveled deep into the protected woodlands of western Albemarle County with a man who works to save the forest from attacks by alien trees.

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City Officials Debut New, Green Transit Center

Updated: 06/17/2010 - Officials held a ribbon cutting Thursday morning for a new area transit center, an operations and maintenance facility on Avon Street in Downtown Charlottesville. The building will allow the bus fleet to grow when the community is ready to expand transit.

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Va. Wildlife Center: Not Enough Rescue Workers in the Gulf

Updated: 06/16/2010 - The president of the Virginia Wildlife Center in Waynesboro, Ed Clark, just got back from a trip to the Gulf where he got a rare firsthand look at how the oil spill is impacting wildlife there. Clark says most animals aren't getting the care they need because there just aren't enough rescue workers.

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JMU Hosts State Wind Energy Symposium

Posted: 06/16/2010 - A wind energy symposium, happening at James Madison University Wednesday, is bringing hundreds of renewable energy experts, from all over the country, to the Valley.

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Local Business Pitch Peat as Solution to Oily Marshes

Updated: 05/27/2010 - A local business believes it has the product that will safely clean up the mess in the marshes along the Gulf Coast, where America's worst oil spill is poised to damage the fragile wetlands in Louisiana.

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UVa Hosts Sofa Shuffle to Recycle Used Furniture

Updated: 05/24/2010 - As students begin moving out of dorms and apartments at the University of Virginia, the school has organized the Sofa Shuffle, where students can drop off unwanted furniture to be donated to the Salvation Army and Habitat Store.

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Charlottesville Residents Pedal to Work for Bike Week

Updated: 05/21/2010 - Friday is Bike to Work Day, which could explain the increase of cyclists of Charlottesville streets. Bicyclists are ditching their cars for the day to pedal their way to work.

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Charlottesville Receives Award for Tree Growth

Updated: 05/17/2010 - Charlottesville was recently recognized by the non-profit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA community for its commitment to urban forestry. It's the fourth year the city has received this national recognition.

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