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Virginians Recycle More than Most Americans

Posted: 11/24/2008 - Virginia's recycling rate is above the national average and is growing slightly. The state Department of Environmental Quality said Monday that 38.5 percent of solid waste was recycled in 2007. That compares with 38.4 percent in 2006, and the DEQ said recycling of plastics, metals, glass and used oil increased between the two years.

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A Greener Charlottesville: Green Car Wash

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Using a professional car wash can save about three times as much water as washing your car yourself and is also better for the environment.

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A Greener Charlottesville: "Green" Monticello

Updated: 10/31/2008 - The new Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center is going for LEED certification and is designed with the environment in mind.

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A Greener Charlottesville: GreenMatters Workshop

Posted: 10/10/2008 - Solar energy was the topic of discussion earlier this week at the GreenMatters workshop, a two year series of workshops, hosted by the Habitat Store in Charlottesville, designed to educate the public on green building.

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A Greener Charlottesville: Water Watcher

Updated: 10/03/2008 - A local middle school student wins a big award for her invention called the Water Watcher that could save gallons of water every day.

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Report: Va Could Cut Energy Need by 20 Percent

Posted: 09/19/2008 - A new report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy says Virginia could reduce its electricity needs by one-fifth by 2025 through energy efficiency.

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A Greener Charlottesville: Greener Driving

Updated: 09/05/2008 - Driving smarter and with a little preparation is all it takes to drive greener and save you money at the pump. Not to mention, help you get more life out of your car.

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A Greener Charlottesville: Is A Hybrid Worth It?

Updated: 08/29/2008 - Most hybrids on the roads today can get you about 50% more miles per gallon but will cost you thousands more upfront. So that raises the question, is buying a hybrid worth it?

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A Greener Charlottesville: How Does a Hybrid Work?

Updated: 08/22/2008 - Hybrid has become another buzz word within the green movement but there are still a lot of question marks about hybrids. Let's take a closer look at the technology behind a hybrid.

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A Greener Charlottesville: Eco-Friendly School Supplies

Updated: 08/15/2008 - Students in Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville are heading back to school. Now, when it comes to buying school supplies, you have a few more earth-friendly buys to choose from.

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A Greener Charlottesville: MyEcoLogic.com

Posted: 08/01/2008 - There is a ton of information out today about living more ecofriendly, especially on the internet. A locally-based, social networking website is all about going green.

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Albemarle and Charlottesville Team Up for Conservation Challenge

Updated: 07/30/2008 - While politics these days is centered around energy production, two local entities are talking conservation. Albemarle County and the City of Charlottesville announced new efforts to conserve Monday, and the goal is to save resources and money.

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A Greener Charlottesville: Virginia Green

Updated: 07/25/2008 - Virginia Green is a statewide program who's goal is to reduce the environmental impacts of the tourism industry and to increase environmental awareness.

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CavPool Program Aims to Cut Commuter Costs

Updated: 07/22/2008 - Record high gas prices have University of Virginia Parking and Transportation officials starting a new incentive-laden carpooling program. The new program aims to help UVa employees reduce commuting costs by sharing a ride.

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A Greener Charlottesville: Cville-Enviro

Updated: 07/18/2008 - How "green" is your home? There is a company right here in Charlottesville that specializes in evaluating the performance and health of your house.

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