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Recycle Your Holiday Greenery

Provided by Prince William County Department of Public Works After all the holiday greenery has lost its luster, make it green again! Give your Christmas tree, wreath and other cut greenery another life as compost, mulch or habitat. Simply remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel, nails and the tree stand and take the greenery to one of locations listed below to …

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Seven Ways to Green Your Family’s Holiday

By Roger LeBlanc What if you could gift your loved ones a cleaner environment this holiday season? Every day, the average country resident produces 6.3 pounds of trash – and between gift giving, holiday parties, lights and decorations, this number rises over the holiday season. Here are seven easy ways to reduce waste and trash drops off during the holidays. …

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Kerrydale Elementary Connects Reforestation Project to Learning

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) When you have a big job to do, you get many hands involved to make the work easier; that’s why Kerrydale Elementary School and PWCS Environmental Services collaborated to plant 900 trees of many varieties on school grounds. Students and staff enthusiastically offered to help dig holes, pile in dirt, and hammer support …

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Keep Manassas Beautiful Affiliate of Keep America Beautiful

Provided by City of Manassas At a recent City Council Meeting, the City of Manassas received its certificate of affiliation from the national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful.  As a certified affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Keep Manassas Beautiful joins a powerful and passionate network of more than 620 affiliates, including 26 state-level affiliates, hundreds of additional partnering organizations, and a …

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Keep Prince William Beautiful to Celebrate #GivingTuesday at Warrior Retreat at Bull Run

Provided by Keep Prince William Beautiful Keep Prince William Beautiful, Prince William County’s leading environmental action organization, announced a new twist to the annual #GivingTuesday, Nov. 28, 2017 by calling on volunteers to give their time, instead of money, to a KPWB Beautification Project at the Warrior Retreat at Bull Run. Keep Prince William Beautiful, along with grant partner Dominion …

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PWCS a Proven Leader in Energy Conservation

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Prince William County Public Schools has received recognition for energy savings, winning first place in the academic category at the Virginia Energy Efficiency Leadership Awards hosted by the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council. Since 2012, the School Division has avoided over $25 million in utility expense by creating a culture of conservation among staff …

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Reading Club at Leesylvania State Park

Provided by Leesylvania State Park Are you a reader? Join our book club at the Visitor Center while enjoying light refreshments. We will share a featured book from our Gift Shop every third Friday of the month from 2:00-3:00 p. m. What is unique about our book club, you ask? The book club has been designed for people who share similar interests in …

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National Recycling Celebration Coming to Prince William

Provided by Prince William County Solid Waste Division On Wednesday, Nov. 15, Prince William County Solid Waste Division staff and Keep Prince William Beautiful volunteers will host several “I Recycle” pledge events, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day (ARD), a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful. On Wednesday, Nov. 15, …

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What Going Green Means for Your Wallet

By Bennett Whitlock, CRPC®, Private Wealth Advisor What does it mean to “go green”? To many, it generally means making a commitment to be a good steward of the earth’s resources on a daily basis. Going green will likely have an impact on your lifestyle and your finances. Those who choose to be green should be ready to: Be savvy consumers. Spend more time researching …

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Prince William Recycles Day Reminds Community That Recycling Matters

By Roger LeBlanc Families enjoyed a fall festival with an environmentally conscious twist this week at the annual Prince William Recycles Day celebration. The county landfill was given a seasonal makeover with hay bales, pumpkins and scarecrow decorations welcoming attendees to the event. County employees and local environmental organizations led activities educating the community on why recycling matters and how …

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