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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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Single stream recycling doesn’t exist anymore + What to do instead

Related Articles: Reduce. Reuse. Repair. Recycle? Proposed RSWA budget does not include change in tipping fees This week, Charlotte Woods, Melissa Castro and Elliott Robinson guide us through the world beyond our trash cans and recycling bins. And we accidentally record ASMR with host Mary Garner McGehee’s trash. Plus Peter Galaska discusses the University of […]

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Charlottesville Climate Collaborative hires director of climate policy, drafts housing voucher pilot program

From metropolitan to mountain views, Caetano de Campos Lopes is continuing his environmental work as Charlottesville Climate Collaborative’s new director of climate policy.  After growing up in Brazil, the São Paulo native spent much of his adult life in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he worked in economics and eventually in his dream field of climate […]

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Food justice network creates action list for citywide food security in two-day workshop

Although Shantell Bingham, of the Charlottesville Food Justice Network, has been meeting with area nonprofits and low-income neighborhoods for three years, drafting an action list for achieving citywide food security took just two days.The Environmental Protection Agency’s Local Food, Local Places program facilitated the two-day workshop. On Tuesday, event attendees toured urban agricultural initiatives in […]

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Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge recognizes UVa’s Clark Hall

University of Virginia is taking action with its “Delta Force.”  The university has pledged to the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, and the DOE on July 16 recognized UVa’s retrofitted Clark Hall. It’s the first of hundreds on buildings on Grounds that UVa plans to improve to reduce their carbon footprints.  The university also […]

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Charlottesville, Albemarle students strike again for climate change action

Related Article: Charlottesville, Albemarle students rally in support of sustainable climate policy Midday Friday, about 100 students from various Charlottesville and Albemarle County schools marched on the Downtown Mall, ending and beginning at the Freedom of Speech Wall. The march, which was for stating that governments have failed future generations by not cutting emissions and […]