The Repair Café concept brings together neighbors to repair broken, non-working, or otherwise damaged items instead of tossing them.
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Entrepreneur George Arbogust wants to open a market and gallery in Norfolk, Virginia’s Arts District dedicated to architectural salvage and upcycled works.
Rewards programs can increase recycling rates; Norfolk, VA, has made participation in its program even easier with the release of a smartphone app.
Virginia’s Department of Transportation shares information on how to make compost from the dead animals it regularly removes from the state’s roadways.
The Chesapeake Bay Foundation has been “dumpster diving” for materials to meet Living Building Challenge standards for a new educational building.
One of the best things about living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, like almost anywhere else in this agricultural state, is a wealth of fruits and vegetables from local growers. And you can see this natural treasure almost any week at one of the Farmers’ Markets in a given city–lots of green, red, yellow, […]
For anyone who has seen the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, they might get that same feeling of “us” versus “them” that fills the truly indie 9500 Liberty. [social_buttons]Body Snatchers grabbed its content and texture from the red scare, the McCarthy era where people believed that Communists (or rather aliens) launched an invasion of […]
Since moving to Harrisonburg, Virginia, I have been pleasantly surprised–okay, stunned–by the many green and community-oriented groups working to make this place a better place. Shortly after moving here and starting my new job, I was introduced by colleagues to a remarkable project in its formative stages: The Friendly City Food Co-op. Bringing together community […]
Since moving to Harrisonburg, Virginia in October, I have had the pleasure and privilege of patronizing The Little Grill Collective, a historic landmark right in the heart of “The Friendly City.” These have been unusual privileges, too, as I typically shun eating out for several reasons: nearly all restaurants are perilous places for vegans, do […]
After recently going through and surviving (albeit not unscathed) the ordeal of moving from Harrisonburg to Charlottesville, Virginia, I have been reflecting a bit on the various ways I made this new place into my homeplace. In turn, making this place my home also entailed making it another sacred place for me. And, in turn, […]
A few days ago, I went to the 12th annual Charlottesville Vegetarian Festival with a good friend (who is also the founder and Executive Director of GreenRight, a new environmental/social-justice nonprofit). Coordinated by the group Voices for Animals and run entirely by volunteers, the event brings together people of all stripes and shades from throughout […]