Archives: ‘EcoNews’

Appalachian Trail Conservancy Seeks Volunteer Community Ambassadors

December 7th, 2012 | [From: Announcements, EcoNews]

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy seeks to fill fifteen volunteer positions as Appalachian Trail Community Ambassadors. These Ambassadors will support the A.T. Community™ program and their designated communities with outreach, education, local projects, events and initiatives in 2013. Applications are being accepted through Dec. 20, 2012.

City Of Alexandria’s Department Of Transportation & Environmental Services Earns National Award For ‘Safe And Sustainable Snow Fighting’ Practices

December 6th, 2012 | [From: City Hall, EcoNews]

The City of Alexandria’s Department of Transportation & Environmental Services recently won a 2012 Safe and Sustainable Snow Fighting Award from the Salt Institute for excellence in environmental consciousness and effective management in the storage of winter road salt.

New E-15 Gasoline May Damage Vehicles

December 3rd, 2012 | [From: EcoNews, Traffic & Transportation]

A recent survey by AAA finds a strong likelihood of consumer confusion and the potential for voided warranties and vehicle damage as a result of the Environmental Protection Agency’s recent approval of E15 gasoline. An overwhelming 95 percent of consumers surveyed have not heard of E15, a newly approved gasoline blend that contains up to 15 percent ethanol.

CPC Calls For Extending The Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit

November 29th, 2012 | [From: EcoNews, From Congress]

Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Energy & Environment Task Force announced that the CPC is endorsing “The American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Extension Act of 2011” (H.R. 3307). This bipartisan bill, cosponsored by CPC member Jim Moran, would extend the Production Tax Credit for renewable energy through 2016.

CPC Calls For Extending The Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit

November 29th, 2012 | [From: EcoNews, From Congress]

Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Energy & Environment Task Force announced that the CPC is endorsing “The American Renewable Energy Production Tax Credit Extension Act of 2011” (H.R. 3307).

City of Alexandria Government Open On Wednesday, October 31

October 30th, 2012 | [From: EcoNews, Top Stories]

On Wednesday, October 31, all City of Alexandria government offices and facilities, including courts, will be open on time. DASH bus service and the King Street Trolley will operate on a normal schedule.

Day Two: Hurricane Sandy Closes Federal and Local Governments, Area Schools, Metro

October 29th, 2012 | [From: EcoNews]

For the second day in a row, Federal Government offices in Washington D.C. will be closed.

Hurricane Sandy Closes Federal and Local Governments, Area Schools, Metro

October 28th, 2012 | [From: EcoNews]

Hurricane Sandy is more than 200 miles south of the Washington metropolitan area but in anticipation of her arrival, federal and local governments, area schools, the Metro system and many other offices and programs are closed tomorrow.

Preparing For Hurricane Sandy: Sandbags Available

October 28th, 2012 | [From: EcoNews]

With the potential of heavy rain and flooding in the City of Alexandria due to Hurricane Sandy, residents and businesses in flood-prone areas are advised to be prepared and take necessary precautions for potential flooding. Flooding preparation tips are available at alexandriava.gov/Flooding.

Governor Mcdonnell Declares State Of Emergency In Preparation For Hurricane Sandy

October 26th, 2012 | [From: EcoNews, Top Stories]

Governor Bob McDonnell has declared a state of emergency in Virginia in preparation for Hurricane Sandy, which is anticipated to affect the Commonwealth over the weekend and early next week.