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July Education Programs From Virginia Cooperative Extension

June 21, 2017

July programs presented by Virginia Cooperative Extension. Open to the public 

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Alexandria City Council Reaffirms Commitment To Combat Climate Change

June 20, 2017

On June 13, the Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted a resolution reaffirming its full commitment to combat climate change and adapt to its unavoidable adverse impacts. This action follows the City's move, on June 2, to join the Mayors' National Climate Action Agenda.

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Safely Enjoy Local Streams with Your Dog This Summer And Protect The Chesapeake Bay

June 20, 2017

Summer in Alexandria is a great time to get outside with your dog. The City has many parks, open space areas, and fenced and unfenced dog parks that you can enjoy with your dog.

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Growing Cut Flowers In Your Garden

June 15, 2017

Come discuss ways to create a garden that is attractive, fragrant, sustainable and offers material year-round for the vase. Master Gardeners of Northern Virginia is offering a free lecture on Monday, June 26, 7-8:30 p.m., at Burke Library.

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Observing Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week: June 3-11

June 5, 2017

The City of Alexandria invites residents and others in observing Chesapeake Bay Awareness Week: June 3-11. Everyone can help protect the Bay.

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Virginia Joins Alliance Of States Committed To Upholding Paris Climate Agreement

June 5, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia and 12 other states (to date) have formed an alliance to move forward on the principles of the Paris Climate Agreement, despite President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the federal government from the accord. This decision to join the U.S. Climate Alliance follows the Governor’s signature of an Executive Directive initiating the process to cap carbon emissions by electric utilities in Virginia, the first action of its kind since President Trump took office.

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City Of Alexandria Joins Mayors’ National Climate Action Agenda In Support Of Paris Agreement

June 2, 2017

The City of Alexandria has joined the Mayors' National Climate Action Agenda, pledging to uphold goals embodied in the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The Paris Agreement has been signed by virtually every country in the world.

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Warner, Kaine Announce More Than $2 Million In Federal Funding For Environmental Protection Projects In Virginia

June 2, 2017

U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced today that the Environmental Protection Agency will award a total of $2,012,800 in federal funding to communities across Virginia. The grants will be used to support environmental site assessments, supervision programs, and community outreach activities with the goal of revitalizing unusable contaminated sites for productive use.

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City Reports 49% Recycling Rate For 2016

June 1, 2017

The City of Alexandria's Resource Recovery Division reported a 49% recycling rate for 2016 to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. This rate represents the City-wide recycling effort that includes residents, businesses and schools combined. Although this rate is one of the best in the Commonwealth, why not break the 50% barrier? We need your help in achieving this goal.

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Largest Municipal Utility Solar Farm To Begin Construction In August

May 30, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Kentuck Solar project, Virginia’s largest municipal utility solar farm, will begin construction this August. The Kentuck project is a 6 megawatt solar array that will be part of the generation mix for Danville Municipal Utility.

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