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March Public Education Classes From Virginia Cooperative Extension

February 15, 2018

The following are public education events for March 2018. They are open to all. For more information click here. 

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Learn Energy And Water Conservation Techniques With Energy Masters

February 14, 2018

Join volunteers from Energy Masters for a workshop on improving the energy and water efficiency of your home. Energy Masters volunteers will demonstrate simple techniques to help you save money and create a more sustainable community.  This free class will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Barrett Branch Library, 717 Queen Street in Alexandria.

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Conservation Groups Challenge Attack On Clean Water In Federal Court

February 6, 2018

Conservation groups today challenged in court the Trump administration’s effort to strip away crucial clean water protections from rivers, lakes, streams and other waters that feed drinking-water sources for nearly 20 million people in the South and 117 million people across the country.

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Van Hollen, Beyer Introduce Cap And Dividend Legislation

January 30, 2018

U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA) yesterday introduced the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act. This ‘cap and dividend’ approach is a simple, fair, and effective plan to address the dangers of climate change. The bill caps carbon pollution while helping the middle class.

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VCE Public Education Programs For February

January 26, 2018

Microgreens: What Are They, Why They Are So Fabulous, and How to Grow Them Monday, Feb. 5 7 – 8 p.m. Barrett Branch Library 717 Queen St.  Alexandria 22314. (rescheduled from January due to weather) Microgreens – You’ve likely seen them, but what makes them so good for you?  Join us to learn their many benefits,

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Long-Term Warming Trend Continued In 2017: NASA, NOAA

January 19, 2018

Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2017 ranked as the second warmest since 1880, according to an analysis by NASA.

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Kaine, Warner Ask Trump Administration To Add Offshore Drilling Meetings In Virginia Beach, Eastern Shore

January 18, 2018

U.S. Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner (both D-VA) today sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke asking him to add public meetings in Virginia Beach and on the Eastern Shore to give local residents the opportunity to share their opinions on the Trump Administration’s offshore drilling proposal.

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Virginians Needed To Grow And Plant Underwater Grasses

January 16, 2018

Volunteers across Virginia can help restore wild underwater grasses with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Grasses for the Masses program by growing them at home, school, or work.

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Free Public Education Programs In January From The Master Gardeners Of Northern Virginia

January 16, 2018

The following are free public education events for January 2018. They are open to all, and posted on themgnv.org website.

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Administration Playing Politics By Only Removing Florida From Offshore Drilling Plan

January 10, 2018

The Southern Environmental Law Center released the following statement after Secretary Zinke announced he planned to remove Florida from the administration’s draft five-year offshore drilling plan, after opposition from Republican governor, Rick Scott.  

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