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Friday, Apr 3, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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By Matthew Stabley

Waste Not: DC 8th Least Wasteful City in U.S.

Waste Not: DC 8th Least Wasteful City in U.S.

A study commissioned by water bottle manufacturer Nalgene found D.C. to be the eighth least wasteful city in the U.S., so give yourself a pat on the back, green soldiers, you're heeding Wendy's words well. The study questioned 3,750 people living... Read »

Friday, Apr 3, 2009 at 4:00 PM
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By Wendy Rieger

Bun Worthy

Bun Worthy

I hope you don't mind if I blog with food in my mouth.     I am stuffing my face with the best veggie burger I have ever had in my life.   As soon as I finish I'm going to... Read »

Friday, Apr 3, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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By Jim Iovino

Get Trashed on the Potomac

Get Trashed on the Potomac

Grab your gloves and trash bags, because it's time to help clean up a local waterway. The 21st Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup will be held Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. It should be easy to... Read »

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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By Matthew Stabley

UMD Gets Funds for Greenovations

UMD Gets Funds for Greenovations

The Board of Public Works approved a $20 million contract to improve energy efficiency in campus buildings at the University of Maryland, the Associated Press reported. The funds will go toward the... Read »

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2009 at 5:10 PM
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By Erin Van der bellen

4 Smart Uses for Plastic Bags

4 Smart Uses for Plastic Bags

They multiply like bunnies. Real Simple Magazine says try these new ways to reuse them. Knee Pads: Need to kneel in your garden to pull weeds, or on the street to change a tire, but don't want to... Read »

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2009 at 7:00 AM
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By Jim Iovino

Rockville New Home for Clean Energy

Rockville New Home for Clean Energy

Officials have decided that Rockville will be the home of a new Maryland renewable energy agency. It will be called the Maryland Clean Energy Center.  The goal:  making Maryland a leader in... Read »

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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By Jim Iovino

Community Tree Planting!

Community Tree Planting!

From And Now, Anacostia: Sign up now! From 9AM to 1PM on Saturday, April 18th, we will be planting about 30 trees on two city blocks in Historic Anacostia, and we still need a lot of volunteers. Read »

Friday, Mar 27, 2009 at 7:32 AM
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By Wendy Rieger

Lights Out!

Lights Out!

This Saturday night, if all goes as planned, the planet will go dark from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.  Earth Hour.    Of course, the planet won't go dark because it isn't 8:30... Read »

Wednesday, Apr 1, 2009 at 3:47 PM
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By Erin Van der bellen

A Natural Weed Preventer

A Natural Weed Preventer

If you’re looking for greener grass without using harsh chemical on your lawn, Better Homes and Garden says to consider corn gluten meal. It’s a byproduct of corn milling, and it’s a... Read »

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 11:09 AM
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By Jim Iovino

Cool Tool for Home Energy Audits

Cool Tool for Home Energy Audits

Just saw this tool featured in Wired:  they call it a laser pyrometer. But the company that makes it, Black & Decker, refers to it as a thermal leak detector. What does it do?  It shows... Read »