Archives: ‘EcoNews’

Residential Trash Can Conversion Begins

December 13th, 2017 | [From: City Hall, EcoNews]

Alexandria has started phasing out its green 96-gallon residential refuse containers. These containers will gradually be replaced with 65-gallon black cans. The switch to smaller standardized refuse containers is part of an effort to right-size trash collection and encourage Alexandria to continue its current trend of recycling more and creating less trash.

Alexandria Transit Company To Purchase Clean Diesel Buses; Plans Future Transition To All Electric

December 13th, 2017 | [From: EcoNews, Other News, Traffic & Transportation]

DASH is investing in low-emission clean diesel buses. The Alexandria Transit Company will procure up to 27 new buses with current funding. Clean diesel buses will be quieter than the buses they replace, are significantly less expensive to purchase and maintain, and will improve service and fleet reliability.

Safe Climate Caucus Co-Chairs Introduce Resolution On Two-Year Anniversary Of Paris Climate Agreement

December 12th, 2017 | [From: EcoNews, From Congress]

U.S. Representatives Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) and Don Beyer (D-VA), co-chairs of the Congressional Safe Climate Caucus, today issued a statement on their introduction of a resolution celebrating the second anniversary of the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Environmental Action Plan Kickoff Meeting – December 4

December 1st, 2017 | [From: Announcements, EcoNews]

On Monday, Dec. 4, the City of Alexandria will host a meeting to discuss updating its Environmental Action Plan. The meeting will be held at City Hall (301 King St.) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., in Sister Cities Conference Room 1101.

Energy Efficiency Council Recognizes VADOC For The Second Year In A Row

November 20th, 2017 | [From: EcoNews, Public Safety]

For the second year in a row, the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council has recognized the Department of Corrections for its leadership in energy efficiency.

T. C. Williams Green Team Finalists In National Competition

November 13th, 2017 | [From: EcoNews, Schools]

T. C. Williams High School students Bridget Williams and Ella Fesler comprise the two-person team that was invited to attend the Project Green Challenge 2017 Challenge Finals this week in Marin County, California.

Alexandria Beautification Commission Presents: How Did Your Garden Perform?

November 6th, 2017 | [From: Announcements, EcoNews]

The Alexandria Beautification Commission, in partnership with Virginia Cooperative Extension, announces a series of educational programs focusing on ways residents can beautify their homes and neighborhoods using sustainable landscaping practices.

McAuliffe Announces Environmental Justice Advisory Council

October 31st, 2017 | [From: EcoNews, From Richmond]

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the convening of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s first Environmental Justice Advisory Council. The EJAC, established by Executive Order 73, will provide advice and recommendations to the Executive Branch on ways in which environmental justice should be incorporated in decision-making.

Lyles-Crouch Recognized For Care Of The Environment

October 30th, 2017 | [From: EcoNews, Schools]

Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy is one of 70 Virginia schools to be recognized as a 2017 Virginia Naturally School by the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries with support from the Department of Education.

Committee Democrats Respond To Report That Threatens Fishermen, Declares Open Season On Marine Mammals And Endangered Species

October 27th, 2017 | [From: EcoNews, From Congress]

Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Committee Democrats today slammed a new Department of Commerce report issued under Executive Order 13783, which recommends unsupportable and dangerous changes to the way we manage our oceans.