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Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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By Jim Iovino

Organic Farmers: Stand Up, Be Counted

Organic Farmers: Stand Up, Be Counted

Attention Virginia organic farmers.  Officials want you to stand up and be counted. Organic farmers are being encouraged to be counted in what the officials are calling the first wide-scale survey of organic producers, according to the Associated... Read »

Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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By Wendy Rieger

Talk To D.C.'s Green Guy!

Talk To D.C.'s Green Guy!

I love George Hawkins.   He's the director of the District's Department of the Environment.     You want to get jazzed about green?   Talk to... Read »

Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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By Wendy Rieger

Earth Day on Capitol Hill

Earth Day on Capitol Hill

There is a massive Earth Day event on Tuesday.  The Senate Energy and Environment Showcase will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the ninth floor of the Hart Senate Office Building (2nd... Read »

Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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By Erin Van der bellen

Piles of Plastic

Piles of Plastic

Things To Do With Nursery Pots   The wonderful variety of plants makes gardening fun, but what do you do with all those leftover pots? Millions of them end up in landfills every... Read »

Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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By Jim Iovino

Test Your Green iCue

Test Your Green iCue

You may not have heard about iCue, which is NBC's online educational unit.  They provide all kinds of video clips for teachers to use in classrooms to discuss politics, current events and lots of... Read »

Monday, Apr 20, 2009 at 9:30 AM
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By Jim Iovino

Eco-Friendly Gifts Galore

Eco-Friendly Gifts Galore

Metrocurean just put out a list of some great eco-friendly items for your home ... or for my home if you want to buy me a gift. The carafes above, for example, are actually made using recycled... Read »

Thursday, Apr 16, 2009 at 9:00 PM
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By Wendy Rieger

E-cycle Event!

E-cycle Event!

Got electronic junk?   E-cycle it! This Saturday, April 18th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the National Harbor in Prince George's County. Here's the press release: EPA and Dell Inc. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 15, 2009 at 4:01 PM
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By Wendy Rieger

Darkness Visible

Darkness Visible

Ever doubt the power of an idea?   Ever wonder if the small things matter?   Earth Hour  was a simple idea.   Turn off your lights for one hour on March 28 to... Read »

Thursday, Apr 9, 2009 at 7:30 AM
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By Jim Iovino

Obama Ponders Radical Global Warming Remedy

Obama Ponders Radical Global Warming Remedy

If the Chinese can alter the weather to flush out air pollution before the Olympics, then why can't we do something to slow (and possibly reverse) global warming? President Barack Obama and... Read »

Tuesday, Apr 7, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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By Matthew Stabley

Lafayette Tower Becomes DC's First LEED Platinum Office Building

Lafayette Tower Becomes DC's First LEED Platinum Office Building

Bisnow reports that Lafayette Tower at 801 17th St. NW earned LEED Platinum certification. It's D.C.'s first commercial office building to achieve that status. And they did it without green paint. The... Read »