Governor McAuliffe today announced that the U.S. Department of Energy selected Virginia as the recipient of a $500,000 grant to support commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy programs in communities across the state.
Governor McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has been ranked as one of the top states in the nation for corporate access to clean energy, according to the 2017 “Corporate Clean Energy Procurement Index: State Leadership & Rankings”.
The Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and Alexandria Renew Enterprises invite nominations to recognize members of the Alexandria community who demonstrate a commitment to protecting the environment and work to sustain local natural resources. Nominations must be received by March 30, 2017.
The City of Alexandria has announced additional steps to address environmental issues related to a former manufactured gas plant in Old Town. The next step will involve storm sewer pipe cleanup and inspection work the week of Feb. 13, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., near the unit block of Oronoco Street.
Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia announced their new five-part public education series on Sustainable Landscaping beginning Feb. 11. Sign up for as many as you want; all workshops are free and held at Fairlington Community Center, Room FC100, 3308 S. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA (off Quaker Lane).
Virginia Cooperative Extension is a joint program of Virginia Tech, Virginia State University, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and state and local governments. The following are free public education events for February 2017. They are open to all.
Potomac Riverkeeper Network’s review of water quality testing done by Alexandria in Oronoco Bay, a discharge point for raw sewage and polluted stormwater into the Potomac River, reveals that 51% of the City’s samples showed fecal bacteria at unsafe levels in the river, rendering the Potomac frequently unsafe for human contact.