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Rideshare Encourages Cleaner Commutes

Updated: 05/07/2010 - For the 20th anniversary of Clean Commute Day, officials from Rideshare were on the Downtown Mall, showing people different options they have to make a greener commute throughout town.

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Planting Trees 'Teaches Kids to Care'

Updated: 04/29/2010 - Officials from the DoubleTree Hotel in Albemarle County helped preschoolers at Northridge plant a new tree as part of their program Teaching Kids to Care, which was launched eight years ago.

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A Local Camp Goes 'Greener'

Updated: 04/27/2010 - Triple C Camp is building a new green building. Once completed, the Nature Studio will be the first EarthCraft certified light commercial green building in the state.

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UVa Today: Earth Day

Posted: 04/22/2010 - The University of Virginia has expanded Earth Day to Earth Week, showcasing the problems facing the environment and what students and staff can do to help.

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UVa Promotes, Celebrates Earth Day

Updated: 04/22/2010 - In honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, the University of Virginia is holding several events on grounds to educate students, faculty and staff about important issues facing the environment.

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CASPCA Goes Green with New Solar Panels

Updated: 04/21/2010 - Dominion Virginia Power helped fund new solar panels on the roof of the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA's shelter. The panels will supply about 10 percent of the building's energy during peak hours.

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City Council to Discuss Future of McIntire Recycling Center

Updated: 04/19/2010 - City councilors will discuss ending Charlottesville's contributions to the McIntire Recycling Center at a workshop Monday night. The funding cut to the facility would require Albemarle County and the Rivanna Solid Waste Authority to pick up the difference.

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Golf Courses Chip In to Go Green

Updated: 04/06/2010 - A number of local golf courses are doing their part to bring the native habitat back to the fairways. By not maintaining areas outside the fairways, tee boxes or greens, the courses allow wildlife to inhabit those areas.

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Environmental Groups Challenge Va.'s EPA lawsuit

Posted: 03/19/2010 - Two environmental groups are challenging Va. Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli's block of the EPA's findings, and federal regulation on greenhouse gases.

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Charlottesville Woman Takes on Zero Garbage Challenge

Updated: 03/05/2010 - Last year, Rose Brown started the Zero Garbage Challenge after deciding she didn't want to take out the trash anymore. Her goal was simple: 365 days, zero garbage. After 12 months, Brown accumulated just one pound of trash.

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UVa Electric Car Is Now Solar Powered

Updated: 02/24/2010 - Over the past year a mechanical engineering class at UVa converted a Honda Accord to run on electricity. Now that electricity will come from solar panels.

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Sierra Club: Bring Green Jobs to Central Va.

Updated: 02/15/2010 - The Sierra Club is asking citizens to call lawmakers and push forward a clean energy bill into law. Members said it could bring as many as 45,000 new jobs to Virginia, in addition to billions of dollars in investment opportunities.

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"Green" Building Trends

Updated: 01/12/2010 - 2010 "Green" building trends are for smaller homes, tighter construction, using more local supplies, and for less development outside of the city and more redevelopment in the city limits.

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Free Christmas Tree Recycling

Updated: 01/09/2010 - People who live in Charlottesville can get their old trees picked up to be recycled for free. Trees need to be curbside early on Monday morning.

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Tour of van der Linde Recycling

Updated: 12/24/2009 - More and more trash companies are telling customers not to worry about sorting items from household garbage to be recycled. At van der Linde Recycling, they'll take care of the separating for you.

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Airlines to Seek to Boost Market for BIofuels

Posted: 12/15/2009 - Fifteen airlines say they've signed memorandums of understandings that could lead to the purchase of hundreds of millions of gallons of fuel made from either coal or camolina, a weed that's a cousin to canola.

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Local Protesters Ask U.S. to Lower Carbon Emissions

Updated: 12/11/2009 - During this week's world-wide summit on climate change in Copenhagen, Denmark, several developing nations are asking the United States to cut down on their carbon emissions. In Charlottesville, one group is holding a vigil to support climate change.

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Recycling Corks Possible in Charlottesville

Updated: 12/08/2009 - Putting a cork in it is the idea behind new recycling boxes sprouting up at local stores. You'll see cork recycling boxes at Foods of All Nations and other stores. The idea came from the conservation-minded people at the Carpet Plus Store.

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Robert Kennedy Jr. Calls Mountaintop Removal Mining A Crime

Posted: 12/07/2009 - At an environmental rally in West Virginia, Robert Kennedy Jr. says mountaintop removal mining is a crime, and if Americans could see it, there would be a revolution. Meanwhile, about 200 coal miners and truck drivers drove near the protest site, heckling the rally.

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EPA: Greenhouse Gases Endanger Human Health

Posted: 12/07/2009 - The Environmental Protection Agency has concluded greenhouse gases are endangering people's health and must be regulated, signaling that the Obama administration is prepared to contain global warming without congressional action if necessary.

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Albemarle Co. Ties for First Place in 2009 Green Gov. Challenge

Posted: 11/30/2009 - Albemarle County tied for first place in its population category in the 2009 Go Green VA Challenge. Albemarle earned points in areas such as energy efficiency, climate protection, water resources, smart growth, and renewable energy use.

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Virginia Environmental Group Releases New Report

Updated: 11/24/2009 - Environmental groups and local activists are releasing a report on how nuclear power will hurt the country's ability to fight global warming. They want the Senate to focus on facilitating energy efficiency, not nuclear power.

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