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"Zip Cars" Bring Greener Travel to Charlottesville Area

Updated: 11/17/2009 - Charlottesville residents now have a new, greener way to get around, Zip Cars. The new fuel-efficient and hybrid vehicles arrived on the grounds of the University of Virginia Tuesday morning.

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Zipcars to Be A Part of UVa Life

Posted: 11/10/2009 - Zipcars are coming to UVa next week. Six of the cars will be available to students, staff, and faculty. Charlottesville residents can also use the cars simply by paying a yearly fee.

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Using Green Energy to Make Green M&Ms

Posted: 11/10/2009 - Those green M&Ms really are getting greener. A New Jersey candy factory that produces M&M's flipped the switch Monday on a new solar array that provides clean energy.

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New Monticello Visitor Center Earns Gold Certification

Posted: 11/04/2009 - The Thomas Jefferson Foundation has been awarded LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center at Monticello.

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"Green" Local Sports

Updated: 10/29/2009 - MLB, NFL, NBA, and the NHL are all making big moves to "go green." Locally, JPJ and UVa have their own environmental strategy, which includes recycling, energy conservation, and venue design.

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Cannon Fires 2x4's at Wall

Updated: 10/16/2009 - A cannon fires 2x4's at walls as part of Construction Day at Saint Anne's Belfield School.

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Eco-Friendly House Heads Home in Charlottesville

Updated: 07/30/2013 - An eco-friendly house is on the move in Charlottesville. University of Virginia Engineering and Architecture students designed and built the energy efficient home for Habitat for Humanity, and now it's heading home.

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Charlottesville Installs LED Street Lights

Updated: 10/06/2009 - Changes to Charlottesville's street lights could save energy and benefit drivers. Crews blocked off a portion of McIntire Road Tuesday morning to install two new LED, environmentally-friendly street lights.

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Cleanest Air in Virginia This Summer

Posted: 10/02/2009 - Virginia is earning accolades for its quality of air. Governor Tim Kaine announced significant improvements in Virginia’s air quality during the past decade. The summer of 2009 was the cleanest on record.

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Cash for Clunkers Controversy

Updated: 05/04/2010 - Some environmentalists say the government's new Cash for Clunkers program really won't help the country go green. The scrap yard is supposed to junk the car, sell what they can, and recycle the rest. But critics of the CARS program say that usually these cars end up in landfills.

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"Green" Back to School Supplies Easy to Find

Updated: 07/29/2009 - "Green" school supplies, including paper, highlighters, notebooks, and computer paper, are gaining popularity as the summer comes to a close.

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Bob's Wheel Alignment "Goes Green"

Updated: 07/16/2009 - Bob's Wheel Alignment now has several green features aimed at making the building more energy efficient and better for the environment.

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Albemarle Window Cleaning Green Initiative

Updated: 07/15/2009 - Albemarle Window Cleaning is helping homeowners make easy, cost effective, green changes with a new green campaign. There are a lot of small things you can do to your home to help you go green and save some green.

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St. Gabriel Organics

Updated: 07/08/2009 - St. Gabriel Organics in Orange County has been designing and manufacturing some of the best organic lawn and garden, pest control, and household products over the past 35 years.

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