Tag: green

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Legit green certifications, or greenwashing?

More products today advertise their green credentials, with many displaying third-party certifications on their labels.


Badowski, Fisher go for 20+ in 90-79 Longwood double-OT win over Radford

Longwood (5-10, 1-1 Big South) knocked off Radford, 90-79, in double overtime Saturday in Willett Hall.


Taming the climate debate

The climate controversy is one of the world’s most important discussions. At stake are billions of dollars, countless jobs, and, if U.N. representatives who met in Peru are right, the fate of the global environment itself.


virginia tech

Virginia Tech green building class benefits area high schools, Habitat for Humanity

In a unique partnership between the Giles County Technology Center, Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley, and a Virginia Tech sustainable biomaterials class, college students developed teaching materials on green building for high schools students.


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Being a good corporate citizen is strategic, says Virginia Tech researcher

In the hospitality and tourism industry, being a good corporate citizen is strategic, because it results in superior financial performance.


Rooftop solar finally cost competitive with grid in U.S.

Rooftop solar panels on have always been the province of well-to-do, eco-friendly folks willing to shell out extra bucks to be green, but that is all starting to change.


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Richmond basketball opens with 64-46 win over Radford

The Richmond Spiders put together an impressive defensive effort in a 64-46 victory over Radford in the 2014-15 season opener at the New Robins Center.


Alumnus Dean Weaver hopes to build a warmly connected community on a hilltop near EMU

From a developer’s perspective, the three-acre hilltop property a mile southeast of Eastern Mennonite University’s campus has significant challenges.


Ken Plum: Energy plan moves Virginia in the right direction

Governor Terry McAuliffe had two interesting supporters speak at his press conference on Virginia’s latest Energy Plan–the heads of the state Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.


Earth Talk: Sweden’s environmental leadership

It’s true that Sweden came out on top in the recently released ranking of 60 countries according to sustainability by consulting firm Dual Citizen Inc. in its fourth annual Global Green Economy Index (GGEI).


Albemarle goes gold in Virginia Municipal League Green Government Challenge

Albemarle County has received a gold level certification in the 2014 Green Government Challenge, which is part of the Virginia Municipal League’s (VML) larger Go Green Virginia environmental initiative that kicked off in late 2007.


Painting from Daily Show green room in Wildlife Center of Virginia auction

The highlight of this year’s Wildlife Center of Virginia auction is a painting – Viper Snake – that comes from The Daily Show, the hit Comedy Central show hosted by Jon Stewart.


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Agriculture proves good use for historic properties

Most of the fighting at the Battle of Opequon took place on farmland that’s been in the same family since Colonial times and is being restored to its agricultural roots with the advice of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.


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#15 William and Mary football hosts #4 Villanova on Saturday

The No. 15/18 William and Mary football team will square off against a top-10 opponent for the second consecutive week when it hosts No. 5/4 Villanova for homecoming this Saturday at 3:30 p.m.


The force is not with us: We identify with our fantasy heroes, why not emulate them?

The the destructive force that has arisen on the right is only one side of America’s present national crisis. The other side is the weakness of the response from Liberal America to this profound threat to our nation’s well-being.


virginia

Garden mums are easy option for fall color

Burgundy, burnt orange, purple, pink and yellow are all colors of the hardy chrysanthemum, one of the most popular plants in Virginia’s fall gardens.


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VDOT expands use of flashing yellow arrow signals in southwest and southside Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation is beginning a $1.6-million project to change traffic signals at 91 intersections throughout southwest and southside Virginia.


“Crossfire” co-host Van Jones to speak at Bridgewater College

Van Jones, co-host of CNN’s Crossfire, will speak on Monday, Oct. 6, at 7:30 p.m., in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College. The program, sponsored by the Kline-Bowman Endowment Fund for Creative Peacebuilding, is free and open to the public.


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EMU Athlete Of The Week: Caleb Schlabach

This week’s EMU Athlete of the week is being award to Caleb Schlabach (Millersburg, Ohio/Hiland) for demonstrating his ability to significantly improve every round this fall on the golf course.


Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables receives Virginia Tourism Corporation grant for tourism marketing

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables received $5,000 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund.


Earth Talk: Palm oil production and rainforest deforestation

Palm oil may be a good substitute for trans fats in that it stays solid at room temperature and is therefore useful as a food additive in things like snack bars. But it isn’t much healthier.


Specialty pumpkins growing in popularity

Plump orange pumpkins are ripening in the field, scattered on the ground. In those same fields, you might also find white pumpkins, green pumpkins, striped pumpkins, miniature pumpkins and a host of other varieties.


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National FFA president from Shenandoah County wrapping up term

The National FFA organization was founded at Virginia Tech in the 1920s, but it’s been 35 years since it was led by a Virginia youth.


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Senior luncheon in Highland County

Join the Valley Program for Aging Services on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Highland Center cafeteria for a very special senior luncheon made from ingredients grown and produced in Highland County.


WVPT Public Television opens new Harrisonburg studio location

WVPT Public Television, serving the Shenandoah Valley and Central and Northern Virginia, welcomes visitors to the opening of the new location for its studio and business offices on Thursday, September 11th from noon until 8:30 p.m.


WVPT preps for annual Kids’ Book Festival

The 9th Annual WVPT Kids’ Book Festival comes to The John Paul Jones Arena Sunday, September 28th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.


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Turkey and Tunes at Timberville Broadway Senior Center

Timberville Broadway Senior Center invites you to join us for a scrumptious Turkey Bar B Q dinner and live music by Remember When on Saturday, Sept 6th between 4 and 7 p.m. The dinner will include Turkey BBQ, coleslaw, green beans, scalloped potatoes and dessert.


Hermitage Hill Farm & Stables to open destination brewery, farm store

Hermitage Hill Farm & Stables, one of the Shenandoah Valley’s most unique and popular wedding and event venues, is about to add a brand new dimension to its operations by opening a destination brewery and farm store.


Dinner Diva: Grow your own stir fry from kitchen scraps

The next time you toss your kitchen scraps, you might want to ask yourself if you can regrow them first!


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Turf collar installation complete at Norfolk State

Work was recently completed on the installation of an athletic turf home plate collar at Norfolk State’s Marty L. Miller Baseball Field, the latest in a recent series of improvements to the Spartans’ home facility.


Fans can get up close to drivers at Richmond International Raceway

Fans can take their NASCAR experience to the track with Pre-Race Ceremony Passes at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, September 6, prior to the Federated Auto Parts 400.


virginia tech

Virginia Tech events gives experts chance to weigh in on future of horticulture

The statewide association tasked with keeping Virginia green and growing is holding its annual Field Day event at Virginia Tech on August 14.


Earth Talk: Are fuel cell cars green?

Fuel cell cars have not caught on and skeptics wonder if they ever will. One big hurdle is that creating hydrogen fuel turns out to be highly inefficient compared to other readily available fuels.


Dinner Diva: Get back to your roots … A Root Vegetable Primer

Root vegetables are easy to grow and offer so much nutritionally (and deliciously, too!) I thought I’d put together a little primer for you to get all you can from root vegetables including how easy they are to grow and how to prepare them!


Earth Talk: Top U.S. eco-travel destinations

Where are some good eco-travel destinations right here in the continental U.S. that I can consider for a family vacation?


Ground breaking for expansion of forensic laboratory, medical examiner facility

Representatives from the Virginia Department of Forensic Science (DFS) and the Virginia Department of Health, as well as Secretary of Administration Nancy Rodrigues and Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security Brian J. Moran, broke ground this week on a cutting-edge forensic laboratory and medical examiner facility.


Dinner Diva: Sneaky ways to have pasta

Pasta is one of those comfort foods that everyone loves and yet, if you’re at all like me, that pasta doesn’t love you back. For me, giving up pasta was heartbreaking, until I figured out there’s still ways to enjoy great pasta dishes—just ditch the pasta and try these fabulous alternatives:


Earth Talk: Preventing wildfires

There’s no question that wildfires are on the increase across the American West and other fire-prone regions of the world, and most environmental leaders agree that global warming is largely to blame.


ACLU of Virginia comments on Hobby Lobby case

The ACLU of Virginia released the following statement by Executive Director Claire Guthrie Gastañaga commenting on today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in Hobby Lobby v. Sibelius.


Shepherd Bliss: Black Oak Down

The tall, old black oak had split right down the middle of its deep, wide trunk. Though on my neighbor’s farm, it anchored my farm. It now lay slit down its center, broken, crashing across the fence.


My Clean Kitchen: Orange Beef and Broccoli

Today was a big day for me! I harvested the very first thing from my little backyard raised bed garden! A head of broccoli! Man, that feels good. I’m in love with my broccoli.


Dinner Diva: Laundry lettuce

The best salads start in the laundry room. Temperatures outside are rising and kitchens are heating up all over America. It’s time once again for those crisp green salads to dominate our dinner plates.


Additional Emerald Ash Borer found in Shenandoah National Park

Shenandoah National Park staff has confirmed the existence of additional emerald ash borer beetles (EAB) in the park.


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Designer crops cropping up on seed websites, in catalogs

It’s chic to have a backyard garden full of fancy new produce, and nurseries and seed companies are competing to bring gardeners the most colorful and flavorful designer edibles possible.


Charles Hendricks: Green terms defined

Confused by all the green terms that get tossed around? Here is a beginners guide to get you started.


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Lynchburg Hillcats top Potomac Nationals, 6-4

The Lynchburg Hillcats (22-24) took the finale at Pfitzner Stadium 6-4 against the Potomac Nationals (24-21) tonight.


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Staunton theatre company celebrates a decade of mystery

This month, Staunton’s Clever by Half Productions (which produces 100% original and portable murder mystery dinner theatre) kicks off its 10th anniversary celebration with a brand-new show, HINT.


Press Conference: New Washington Redskin Morgan Moses

UVa. offensive lineman Morgan Moses talks with the media about his selection in the third round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins.


Earth Talk: Keeping our food safe and healthy

Although we have come a long way in recent years with regard to the safety and sustainability of our food supply, we still have a long way to go.


Earth Talk: Apple Computer’s Green Initiatives

Long criticized for its lack of commitment to sustainability, Apple has really worked on turning things around over the past couple of years.