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Run local. Support local. Get ready to make a difference this year as you Run The Greenway and experience this toll road as you never have before! On May 1, cars are making way for runners, joggers, and walkers of all ages! Registration is now open and fundraising from this race goes back into our community to support the local charities and organizations we love and depend on.

Register for the 5k, 10k, Kids Fun Run, and even a Virtual Race! For more information visit www.DullesGreenway.com
Doesn't seem like you are aware of what your neighbors to the west are currently fighting, but you probably should be. We sure could use your help. Just search for "Rockwool WV."
Alla Doroshkevych you are the best!

Sharing sustainability information and news to inspire residents and decision-makers to take action for environmental sustainability.

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Jeffrey Sachs: the road to sustainable development - We Build Value 10/20/2021

Jeffrey Sachs: the road to sustainable development - We Build Value

#Infrastructure, #sustainability, future and young talent. Jeffrey Sachs, economist and professor at Columbia University, was named by TIME Magazine as one of the 100 most influential men in the world. In this wide-ranging interview, he addresses future challenges starting from the infrastructure. #climatechange

Jeffrey Sachs: the road to sustainable development - We Build Value An interview with U.S. economist Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Centre for Sustainable Development at Columbia University

Our homes don’t need formal spaces 10/10/2021

Our homes don’t need formal spaces

When planning or searching for your next home, prioritize (and be honest with yourself here) the spaces you and your family will use every day. More often than not, a dining room is all the extra space you’ll need for major holidays. If your living room, dining room, and kitchen are designed for heavy and practical use, they will easily accommodate a few extra people. #buyinghomes #YourDreamHome #sustainability #sustainabledevelopment
https://archive.curbed.com/2018/7/11/17536876/great-room-house-size-design-square-footage

Our homes don’t need formal spaces The entertaining rooms meant to make us social actually foster isolation

10/07/2021

The Fossil Fuel Resistance is coming to Washington, DC: RSVP

14 gorgeous car-free cities around the world 10/05/2021

14 gorgeous car-free cities around the world

14 gorgeous car-free cities around the world Whether residents travel by gondola or horse-drawn carriage, these towns offer a change of pace from the whirling engines and constant traffic of other cities.

New York City Mapped All of its Trees and Calculated the Economic Benefits of Every Single One 09/30/2021

New York City Mapped All of its Trees and Calculated the Economic Benefits of Every Single One

Let’s grow Loudoun’s tree canopy with native resilient trees.

New York City Mapped All of its Trees and Calculated the Economic Benefits of Every Single One Public spaces, squares, and parks in New York City are administered by the city’s Department of Parks & Recreation (NYC Parks). In recent years,...

US says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct 09/29/2021

US says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct

US says ivory-billed woodpecker, 22 other species extinct BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Death’s come knocking a last time for the splendid ivory-billed woodpecker and 22 more birds, fish and other species: The U.S. government is declaring them extinct. It’s a rare move for wildlife officials to give up hope on a plant or animal, but government scientists sa...

09/28/2021

The time to take action is now. By all of us. Small, big, and measurable.

09/28/2021

The best way to assure we have high-quality drinking water at the tap is to protect our precious water sources. Loudoun Water #cleanwater #ProtectWater #sustainability #groundwater

The best way to assure we have high-quality drinking water at the tap is to protect our precious water sources. Loudoun Water #cleanwater #ProtectWater #sustainability #groundwater

09/26/2021

We are having a beautiful fall day in Loudoun County. Perfect temperature and sunny. But the reality is our planet is suffering from #climatechange and the human race is suffering all over the world from its impact. Tell us how you are contributing to keeping our planet healthy for all that we share it with - as well as for the ones we love.

We are having a beautiful fall day in Loudoun County. Perfect temperature and sunny. But the reality is our planet is suffering from #climatechange and the human race is suffering all over the world from its impact. Tell us how you are contributing to keeping our planet healthy for all that we share it with - as well as for the ones we love.

Never miss the sustainability news that matters ✉️ 09/25/2021

Never miss the sustainability news that matters ✉️

Never miss the sustainability news that matters ✉️ Essentials Newsletters use AI to identify the most influential thinkers– not the loudest, so you can cut through the noise. You’ll want to read this. 400,000 business leaders already do.

Global Citizen Live | Official 24-Hour Livestream on Sept. 25th 09/25/2021

Global Citizen Live | Official 24-Hour Livestream on Sept. 25th

WATCH LIVE NOW!
Global Citizen Live is a global moment of unity in the mission to defend the planet and defeat poverty. From six continents, the once-in-a-generation, 24-hour Global Citizen Live broadcast event takes place in iconic locations around the world, including Lagos, Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Paris, London, Seoul, Los Angeles, and Sydney; and with performances from a huge lineup of the world’s biggest artists, including Billie Eilish, BTS, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Femi Kuti, Lizzo, Lorde, Stormzy, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and lots more. Global Citizen Live will unite activists, world leaders, governments, philanthropists, corporations, and Global Citizens in taking urgent action to create change.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEy0IdfKecE

Global Citizen Live | Official 24-Hour Livestream on Sept. 25th Global Citizen Live is a global moment of unity in the mission to defend the planet and defeat poverty. From six continents, the once-in-a-generation, 24-hou...

09/22/2021

Wetland ecologists have already documented the following environmental benefits wetlands provide:

💦💦Water purification
⛈⛈Flood protection
🌊🌊Shoreline stabilization
🔌🔌Groundwater recharge and streamflow maintenance.

Wetland ecologists have already documented the following environmental benefits wetlands provide:

💦💦Water purification
⛈⛈Flood protection
🌊🌊Shoreline stabilization
🔌🔌Groundwater recharge and streamflow maintenance.

Error 404 - Page not found 09/22/2021

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The third annual study to assess how Fortune Global 500 companies have increased their #climate actions and commitments.
https://www.naturalcapitalpartners.com/insights/reality-check

Error 404 - Page not found We harness the power of business to create a more sustainable world

09/21/2021

Be on the lookout for the invasive Spotted Lanternfly in #Loudoun. Take pictures & collect eggs or insects in a small container. Report sightings as soon as possible at loudoun.gov/spottedlanternfly

Be on the look out for the invasive Spotted Lanternfly in #Loudoun. Take pictures & collect eggs or insects in a small container. Report sightings as soon as possible at loudoun.gov/spottedlanternfly

If Outdoor Learning Is Safer During COVID, Why Aren't More Schools Doing It? 09/19/2021

If Outdoor Learning Is Safer During COVID, Why Aren't More Schools Doing It?

Right?

If Outdoor Learning Is Safer During COVID, Why Aren't More Schools Doing It? Teachers and advocates tout the benefits of outdoor learning, but there are barriers for some schools, including the risk of gun violence.

Timeline Photos 09/19/2021

How about that!

NRDC's new Issue With Tissue scorecard shows that the largest U.S. tissue makers are still largely offering products that come from clearcut forests. These forests are critical tools to fighting the climate crisis, and consumers are unknowingly flushing them down the toilet.

Of the 44 total brands we evaluated, only 11 made with recycled materials earned an A or A+ grade, with Who Gives A Crap and Green Forest nabbing the top spots. Bamboo tissue products also made the scorecard for the first time, with a top grade of B+. Major brands Charmin and Angel Soft brought up the rear with F scores.

Hundreds Of Dead Migratory Birds In New York City Prompt Calls For Dimming Lights 09/17/2021

Hundreds Of Dead Migratory Birds In New York City Prompt Calls For Dimming Lights

Migratory Birds In New York City Prompt Calls For Dimming Lights

Hundreds Of Dead Migratory Birds In New York City Prompt Calls For Dimming Lights After a volunteer collected more than 200 dead migratory birds from the sidewalks around the World Trade Center, bird groups in the city called on the complex to dim unnecessary lights at night.

Timeline Photos 09/15/2021

Let’s go Loudoun and Virginia. It is time!

A new plastic bag tax will go into effect on Jan. 1, supporting the county's adopted Communitywide Energy and Climate Action Plan, which sets a goal of achieving carbon neutrality within the community by 2050.

The new 5-cent tax applies to disposable plastic bags for in-store, to-go, delivery and curbside pick-up purchases from grocery stores, convenience stores and drug stores.

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Timeline Photos 09/15/2021

Calling all the teachers #lcps Loudoun County Public Schools

Do you know a teacher in Virginia that can benefit from free professional development training?

EARTHDAY.ORG has a new professional development (PD) series on watershed education in alignment with Virginia Standards of Learning.

Interested in being a part of this exciting opportunity? Sign up here and share with your networks: https://bit.ly/2YPxn0t

Aquipor 09/14/2021

Aquipor

Wow - this can be a game-changer!!!

Our Natural Water Systems Are being Threatened By #StormWater #Pollution, Urban Flooding, and Aquifer Depletion

https://www.startengine.com/aquipor?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=se-promote-aquipor&utm_term=23849179363110287&fbclid=IwAR361j1P-G7vHgQHPlhcL2jRweOj9UsFXLITvB13M5RxqnoJsi1aMm_EHcE

Aquipor Revolutionizing Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Timeline Photos 09/14/2021

Do you have electronics to get rid of?

Are some of your old electronics just gathering dust? Bring them to the next Loudoun County Electronics Recycling Event September 18, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Leesburg Park and Ride. Details here: https://bit.ly/3961z9z

White House announces target of 20 percent aviation emissions reduction by 2030 09/10/2021

White House announces target of 20 percent aviation emissions reduction by 2030

Cheers!

White House announces target of 20 percent aviation emissions reduction by 2030 The Biden administration on Thursday announced a series of industry-backed actions aimed at reducing the climate impact of air travel, with a goal of cutting aviation emissions by 20 percent by 2030.

Harvard Will Move to Divest its Endowment from Fossil Fuels | News | The Harvard Crimson 09/10/2021

Harvard Will Move to Divest its Endowment from Fossil Fuels | News | The Harvard Crimson

Harvard Will Move to Divest its Endowment from #fossilsFuels https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2021/9/10/divest-declares-victory/

Harvard Will Move to Divest its Endowment from Fossil Fuels | News | The Harvard Crimson Following years of public pressure, Harvard said Thursday that it would allow its remaining investments in the fossil fuel industry to expire, meaning that it will eventually divest from the sector.

ADVOCACY ALERT: Short Hill Mountain AT&T Tower 09/09/2021

ADVOCACY ALERT: Short Hill Mountain AT&T Tower

Take action!!!
https://mailchi.mp/loudounwildlife/advocacyrt15widening-459986?e=f7f43b232f

ADVOCACY ALERT: Short Hill Mountain AT&T Tower Hi Oya Your voice is needed at the upcoming September 14, 2021 Board of Supervisors' public hearing at 6:00 pm at the Government Center in Leesburg. AT&T is proposing to build a 125-foot monopole along the ridgeline of Short Hill Mountain (Item 12 AT&T Morrisonville). The Planning Commission and Cou...

08/17/2021

Explore Your Environment: K-8 Activity Guide

Teaching #environmental #science ?

Homepage - Disaster Road 08/09/2021

Homepage - Disaster Road

How #ClimateChange Has Fueled Multiple Billion-Dollar #Disasters Along Interstate 10 From #Houston to the #Florida Panhandle https://features.weather.com/disaster-road/ #sustainableloudoun #sustainability

Homepage - Disaster Road Along this stretch of highway in the South, disaster after disaster has left those who can least afford it further and further behind, forcing many to live life in perpetual recovery. For others, a lifestyle known for generations has been forever lost. Quaint, small beach towns, flattened by storm a...

U.S. automakers to say they aspire to up to 50% of EV sales by 2030 -sources 08/05/2021

U.S. automakers to say they aspire to up to 50% of EV sales by 2030 -sources

Let’s do this!

U.S. automakers to say they aspire to up to 50% of EV sales by 2030 -sources Detroit's Big Three automakers plan to announce on Thursday that they aspire to have 40% to 50% of new vehicle sales by 2030 be electric models as they call for billions in U.S. government assistance to meet aggressive targets, sources briefed on the matter said.

Turkey Battles Wildfires for 6th Day; EU to Send Planes 08/02/2021

Turkey Battles Wildfires for 6th Day; EU to Send Planes

Experts, however, mostly point to #climatechange along with accidents caused by people.

A heatwave across southern #Europe, fed by hot air from North Africa, has led to wildfires across the #Mediterranean, including in Italy and in Greece, both places where people had to be evacuated by sea to escape the flames.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-08-02/turkey-battles-wildfires-for-6th-day-eu-to-send-planes?fbclid=IwAR12Ok1LXvNRSQtfndgf0ll32OXox5GQD6bDYZG3Agbm4ieyvzWbwOXEftk

Turkey Battles Wildfires for 6th Day; EU to Send Planes The fires burning in parched conditions and strong winds since Wednesday have left eight people dead and forced residents and tourists to flee vacation resorts.

Jeffrey Sachs' speech at the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit (full speech) 08/02/2021

Jeffrey Sachs' speech at the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit (full speech)

#sustainability is our immediate solution.

Jeffrey Sachs' speech at the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit (full speech) Speaking about food systems transformation, colonialism, the CIA, the Republicans, the UN budget, and taxing the rich

#Film4Climate 1st Prize Short Film Winner - "Three Seconds" 08/02/2021

#Film4Climate 1st Prize Short Film Winner - "Three Seconds"

#Film4Climate 1st Prize Short Film Winner - "Three Seconds" Author: Spencer Sharp & Prince Ea Country: USA Category: Short Film An epic presentation of where humanity stands today and how we must all work together to…

Bayer to end residential sales of cancer-causing weedkiller glyphosate by 2023 07/31/2021

Bayer to end residential sales of cancer-causing weedkiller glyphosate by 2023

One action at a time. #nomoreroundup #toxicfreeliving #pollutefree

Bayer to end residential sales of cancer-causing weedkiller glyphosate by 2023 Cancer-causing weedkiller glyphosate will no longer be sold for residential use in the U.S. by 2023. The move highlights the need to also immediately halt current uses of the substance on food crops.

07/29/2021

SEND YOUR SUPPORT FOR MORE GREEN SPACE: During the August 2021 special session, the Virginia legislature should use some of the federal funding it received through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to invest in parks, trails, and green space, which have proved to be so essential over the past year. https://bit.ly/3ibPghh

SEND YOUR SUPPORT FOR MORE GREEN SPACE: During the August 2021 special session, the Virginia legislature should use some of the federal funding it received through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to invest in parks, trails, and green space, which have proved to be so essential over the past year. https://bit.ly/3ibPghh

07/24/2021

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State expands swim advisory as algae blooms spread at Lake Anna 07/22/2021

State expands swim advisory as algae blooms spread at Lake Anna

That area, below U.S. 522, remains under the advisory after July 13 samples detected the harmful algae, a cyanobacteria that can cause skin rashes and stomach illnesses. The harmful algae bloom was deemed to be at acceptable levels at the Simms Point/Harris Lane area.
https://starexponent.com/news/state-expands-swim-advisory-as-algae-blooms-spread-at-lake-anna/article_b20f7b59-c128-5f2f-966c-9fb63788583e.html?emci=9e7578d6-23eb-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&emdi=7531b0a3-2deb-eb11-a7ad-501ac57b8fa7&ceid=5912223#tracking-source=home-top-story-1

State expands swim advisory as algae blooms spread at Lake Anna he harmful algae blooms at Lake Anna have spread to other areas of the popular summer spot in Spotsylvania, Louisa and Orange counties.

Plastic Bag Tax Ordinance Explored In Fairfax County 07/17/2021

Plastic Bag Tax Ordinance Explored In Fairfax County

Let's go green #Loudoun!!!

#Plastic Bag Tax Ordinance Explored In Fairfax County
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors asked county staff to propose an ordinance as state legislation lets localities impose a 5-cent tax.https://patch.com/virginia/burke/plastic-bag-tax-ordinance-explored-fairfax-county

Plastic Bag Tax Ordinance Explored In Fairfax County The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors asked county staff to propose an ordinance as state legislation lets localities impose a 5-cent tax.

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