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Get Detailing at Speedy Green Car Wash - Donate 50 Percent to Austism Center

 

GET DETAILING at SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH - DONATE 50 PERCENT to AUTISM CENTER
April 28 and 29, 50 Percent of Full-Service Car Detailing Donated to Manassas Matthew’s Center

In honor of National Autism Month and National Car Care Month, Speedy Green Car Wash in Manassas Park is donating 50 percent of their full-service car detailing for appointments made on Thurs., April 28 and Fri., April 29. All donations go directly to the Matthew’s Center, a Manassas, Va.-facility that helps children with autism. Customers can make appointments for Thurs., Apr. 28 and Fri., Apr. 29 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., and reference the Matthew’s Center for the Meguiar’s Ultimate or Meguiar’s Traditional full-service detailing. Call Speedy Green Car Wash at 703.257.0737.

Alan Brewer Appointed Energy & Environmental Program & Policy Administrator

Alan Brewer Appointed Energy & Environmental Program & Policy Administrator

Alan Brewer has been selected as Loudoun County’s new Energy and Environmental Program and Policy Administrator and will join the Department of Construction and Waste Management beginning April 11, 2011.

In his new position, Brewer will provide support to the Board of Supervisors, Office of the County Administrator, and other county departments in the areas of energy and environmental policies and programs. He will also establish and maintain an information network for federal, state and local legal, regulatory and ordinance updates and policies; respond to public inquiries regarding the Loudoun County Energy Strategy and environmental programs and policies; and coordinate information and education about the county’s energy and environmental programs.

Spring Cleaning? Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste on Saturday, April 9

Spring Cleaning? Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste on Saturday, April 9

Spring is the perfect time to clean and organize your garage, basement, and cabinets.  As you sort through your household, it is important to remember that items such as paints, stains, or fuels should not be poured down the drain or thrown away in your household garbage.  The Department of Construction and Waste Management encourages you to bring these items and others to the next Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event on Saturday April 9, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Loudoun Valley High School, 340 N. Maple Avenue, Purcellville.

5 Tips for Greening the Closet

5 Tips for Greening the Closet

With Earth Day just around the corner, it is a good time to think about greening the home. One place that most people overlook when trying to make environmentally friendly choices is the closet. While it may be tucked way and largely out of site, the closet can play an important role in creating an environmentally friendly home. Greening the closet is not only important, but is actually quite easy!

“Our closets hold so much of who we are, from the clothes we wear on a daily basis to the special vintage items we want to preserve,” says Fred Silber of Creative Organization, a New Jersey-based company that has created a line of sustainable, eco-friendly closet organizing products. “Because they tend to hold so much, and such a variety of things, it is important to make sure that it is an area of the home that is not overlooked when trying to live in an environmentally friendly way.”

Here are five tips to keep in mind when greening the closet:

Fourth Old Town Manassas Spring Cleaning Day in April

Fourth Old Town Manassas Spring Cleaning Day in April

On Sat., Apr. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old Town Manassas will host the Fourth Annual Spring Cleaning Day at the Harris Pavilion at 9201 Center Street in Manassas, Va., where attendees can recycle their gently used household items or clothes and donate them to local non-profits, visit recycling and conservation exhibits, and kids can make earth-friendly art projects. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visitmanssas.org or call 703.361.6599.        

 

The Manassas Art Guild will also be featuring a spring Earth exhibit, where artists showcase their artwork reflecting themes of recycling, natural materials and the environment. 

Spring Cleaning Day will also provide live entertainment from local entertainers, inflatable moon bounces for kids and a special preview of this summer’s Manassas farmer’s market vendors.

Rain Barrel Workshops Offered for Leesburg Residents

Rain Barrel Workshops Offered for Leesburg Residents

From the Town of Leesburg – Rain barrels are an economical and practical way for homeowners to conserve water and save money.  In addition, they reduce runoff, as the water is collected before it picks up sediment and contaminants that pollute area streams and rivers. Area creeks, streams and rivers drain to the Potomac River, and eventually to the Chesapeake Bay.

During April 2011, the Loudoun Soil and Water Conservation District, in partnership with the Leesburg Environmental Advisory Commission (EAC), will be offering three rain barrel workshops for Leesburg residents. The workshop dates and times are:

Tour Season Begins at Loudoun County Landfill

Tour Season Begins at Loudoun County Landfill

From Loudoun County -- Members of the 4-H Cloverbuds from Lucketts kicked off the 2011 tour season at the Loudoun County landfill.  The group received a driving tour through the facility and got a close-up view of landfill machines in action, and participated in a discussion about recycling.  Tours are booked until June, but there are plenty of summer and fall dates open from June through November.

The Loudoun County landfill is located at 21101 Evergreen Mills Road, Leesburg, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.