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The path to net zero

The city, county, and governor set greenhouse gas emissions goals. Now what? The future may not mean the flying cars of science fiction, but it could mean more electric vehicles; robust public transportation and urban planning with bike/pedestrian thoroughfares; and a greener energy grid overall. With Gov. Ralph Northam having outlined a goal for a […]

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Carpooling carbon footprints: Public transportation’s role in climate resiliency

Related Articles: Legislators, local organizations unveil Virginia Clean Economy Act Area looking toward composting to reduce carbon footprint UVa vehicle fleet gets a little greener When former Charlottesville Tomorrow reporter Sean Tubbs purchased his Fifeville home in 2008, part of its appeal was its proximity to a Charlottesville Area Transit bus stop. For five years, […]

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The Rundown: City Council to reconfigure for new terms; developments up for votes

Related Articles: The Rundown: City Council preview for Dec. 16 Monday marks the first Charlottesville City Council meeting of the year. It’s also the first meeting of the three recently elected councilors. And it’s the day a new mayor and vice mayor could be chosen.  Before the resolutions and ordinances get underway, Mayor Nikuyah Walker […]

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Legislators, local organizations unveil Virginia Clean Economy Act

On a recent December day, Charlottesville-based Sun Tribe Solar worked to install solar panels on the roofs of Powhatan Elementary and Middle schools. Once operational, the panels will generate energy for the Powhatan County schools. Large-scale solar projects like this have been made possible through a pilot program Virginia launched in 2013 that allowed for […]

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Exploratory Center could become new home for Lewis, Clark and Sacajawea statue

Last Friday, during a special work session, the Charlottesville City Council approved a resolution to relocate the city’s existing Lewis and Clark statue, a monument that has garnered critique for its depiction of Sacajawea, the Shoshone teen who served as the men’s translator and guide. While the bronze depictions of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark […]

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Election Results + Locatora Radio

Related Articles: City Council-elects begin sharpening priorities Democrat-dominated election highlights tensions under the big tent 2019 Voter Guide launches with primary races Election Results + Locatora Radio Credit: WTJU This week, we talk elections from the School Board to the state Senate. Stay tuned because, in the second half of the show, we meet the […]

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City Council-elects begin sharpening priorities

Nov. 5 saw a continuation of Virginia’s “blue wave” that began with the flipping of 15 House of Delegates seats in the General Assembly. While Democrats managed to gain control of the House and Senate this time around, more locally, Charlottesville’s City Council-elects fended off three independent challengers. Ahead of January, the coordinated team of […]