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Visitors Bureau Challenges Businesses to Become Virginia Green

Posted: 06/22/2009 - The local Visitors Bureau says people coming to Charlottesville and Albemarle County are making decisions on where to visit, by who or what is the most green. The bureau has started a new effort to reduce the environmental impacts of tourism.

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UVa Leads New Methane Research Center

Updated: 06/09/2009 - The University of Virginia gets a multi-million dollar grant to develop more practical alternative energy sources.

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Going Green Safely: Disposing Compact Fluorescents

Updated: 05/30/2009 - Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs are becoming common in many households looking to save money and be eco-friendly, but this technology does raise a concern for safety.

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A More Eco Friendly Lawn Tractor

Updated: 04/29/2009 - For years Americans have gone with bigger and more powerful lawn tractors, but now things are changing. People are going greener and in some cases downsizing.

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Celebrating Earth Day in Charlottesville

Updated: 04/23/2009 - Celebrating Earth Day at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, the GreenMatters expo featured over 25 local organizations all with a focus on green living. For more on going green check out our Go Green Guide.

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Local Student Starts Recycling Business

Posted: 04/02/2009 - Athman Adiseshan has always had a passion for the environment but is now taking that passion and turning it into a local recycling business.

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Preservation Week 2009

Updated: 04/02/2009 - Friday, April 3rd is the start of Preservation Week, a series of events focused on the preservation of historic buildings and places.

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State Farm's Green Initiatives

Updated: 03/17/2009 - State Farm's Mid-Atlantic headquarters in Albemarle County has taken on a long list of green initiatives including recycling, hybrid fleet cars, car pooling, and a green roof.

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A Greener Charlottesville: ICF Building

Updated: 03/06/2009 - Insulated Concrete Forms (IFCs) are a growing building trend. It's energy efficient, saves energy costs, and is "green", since 60% is made from recycled materials.

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Dominion Virginia Power Offers 'Green Power'

Updated: 02/27/2009 - Dominion Power is offering customers a way to "go green." Any customer can participate in the Green Program providing green power directly to the grid, from sources such as wind, solar, biomass and hydroelectric.

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Energy Savings Workshop for Renters

Updated: 02/19/2009 - Wednesday night the Charlottesville Community Design Center hosted a free workshop aimed at helping renters save money by making their apartment more energy efficient.

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A Greener Charlottesville: "Energy Matters" Web Exclusive

Posted: 01/29/2009 - Friday January 30th is the last day to see the "Energy Matters" exhibit at the Charlottesville Community Design Center. The exhibit has information that can be used to reduce household energy use, saving you money.

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Environment Could Be Key Issue in Governor's Race

Updated: 01/24/2009 - The economy isn't the only issue getting attention from the candidates in Virginia's gubernatorial race. The three Democrats seeking the commonwealth's top office are spending a lot of time right now talking about the environment.

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Kaine Calling for Green Initiatives

Updated: 01/12/2009 - Gov. Timothy M. Kaine is proposing legislation aimed at promoting green jobs and energy efficiency. On Monday, Kaine backed bills to expand grant programs and give tax credits and exemptions for companies that produce energy efficient goods and equipment.

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Three VA Sites Listed as Endangered

Updated: 01/06/2009 - Three Virginia sites are among 10 in the South that the Southern Environmental Law Center regards as most endangered. Included on Charlottesville based SELC's list are the Clinch and Powell rivers in southwest Virginia.

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A Greener Charlottesville: Walking to Work

Updated: 01/02/2009 - Walking to work can be a perfect New Year's resolution. Not only is it much better for the environment, but it will save you money and is a great form of exercise.

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A Greener Charlottesville: Green Holiday Gifts

Posted: 12/19/2008 - Go green with your holiday gifts this year by shopping local at events like the Charlottesville Holiday City Market and by wrapping your gifts with wrapping paper made from 100% recycled paper.

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