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Rep. Beyer Urges Trump Administration To Keep Atlantic And Pacific Oceans Off-Limits To New Oil And Gas Leases

May 15, 2017

Vice-Ranking Member of the House Science Committee Rep. Don Beyer last week led a bipartisan group of more than 100 Members of the House of Representatives in urging Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to keep Atlantic and Pacific oceans off-limits to new oil and gas leases.

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Herb Thyme: Workshop At George Washington’s Mount Vernon

May 11, 2017

Step behind the scenes into Mount Vernon's production greenhouse with horticulture staff and plant your own beautiful and fragrant mixed herb container.

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Katharine Dixon Receives Alexandria’s Ninth Annual Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award

May 8, 2017

The 2017 Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award has been awarded to Katharine Dixon, president and chief executive officer of Rebuilding Together Alexandria.

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Governor McAuliffe Signs Clean Energy Legislation

May 8, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed 11 bipartisan bills passed by the General Assembly earlier this year that promote the use of solar and other renewable energy options and aim to reduce energy consumption across the Commonwealth.

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Senator Surovell And Friends Of Little Hunting Creek Host Annual 2017 Little Hunting Creek Clean Up

May 2, 2017

Senator Scott Surovell, with help from the Friends of Little Hunting Creek, is sponsoring his annual 2017 Little Hunting Creek Cleanup event on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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Katharine Dixon Receives Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award

April 30, 2017

The 2017 Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award has been awarded to Katharine Dixon, president and chief executive officer of Rebuilding Together Alexandria. The ninth annual award was presented yesterday during Alexandria Earth Day 2017 by Alexandria Renew Enterprises and the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission.

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Students Showcase Environmental Solutions During Earth Week

April 28, 2017

Approximately 500 school-age youth from Northern Virginia attended NoVA Outside’s sixth annual School Environmental Action Showcase at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts, along with several hundred teachers, chaperones, and event volunteers.

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Only Rain Down The Drain: Protect The Chesapeake Bay

April 27, 2017

Did you know that stormwater is not treated? Storm drains are connected directly to our local streams and waterways. That means that anything that is left on a hard surface, like parking lots and roads, or put directly into a storm drain, will eventually end up in our streams.

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State Officials Urge Virginians To Protect Themselves During Mosquito Season

April 27, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that as mosquito season begins May 1 in Virginia, it is important for people across the Commonwealth to be reminded of Zika virus, a mosquito-borne illness that can seriously affect the health of pregnant women and their unborn babies. The Virginia Department of Health has created a Zika website to ensure the most up-to-date information is readily available to Virginians and anyone who might be traveling to Virginia, to help them take necessary precautions against Zika virus.

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Virginia Climate Rally For Climate, Jobs And Justice

April 27, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, at 10:30 a.m., Virginians from all over the Commonwealth will rally across the street from Union Station in Washington, DC, to voice support for programs and policies to promote renewable energy and create green jobs, safeguard the state’s lands and waterways from the effects of climate change, and protect the state’s most vulnerable human and wildlife communities. Following the rally, attendees will participate in the Peoples Climate March, which will kick off at 12:30 p.m.

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