D.C.-area hotel wins LEED Gold

Green Traveler Guides

Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Arlington District of Columbia North America United States Virginia Green Travel News LEED Marriott Renaissance Arlington Capital View Reuters Washington DCGreen Building Council. The property, which opened in March 2011, is managed by Marriott International and was designed to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified.

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At least it wasn't the Antonin Scalia School of Holistic Medicine

Environmental Economics

The new name for the institution in Arlington, Va., Too good to pass up : It must have seemed a straightforward way to honor a U.S. Supreme Court justice who was famous for, among other things, prizing straightforwardness. But then people began to titter about the unintended acronym of the Antonin Scalia School of Law — and now George Mason University has tweaked the name. will be the Antonin Scalia Law School, says law school dean Henry N.

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How to give a community a soul

Green (Living) Review

because they lived in the “soulless suburb” of Arlington, Va. Contra some of the angry Arlington defenders on my Twitter feed, this point is not about hating the D.C. Georgetown, right across the Potomac River from Arlington, is a good example. I was amused to hear that Sen.

Ashhole update

Environmental Economics

Several dead or dying ash trees dot lawns along Canterbury Road, but only one has drawn the attention of Upper Arlington city arborists. I wonder if any NC State economists think this one is exaggerated ?

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They forgot 'The' but we'll forgive

Environmental Economics

They are (alphabetically): •  Colby College. •  Colorado State University. •  Humboldt State University. •  Ohio State University. •  Purdue University. •  Rochester Institute of Technology. •  University of California, Davis. •  University of Texas at Arlington.

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My Slow Goodbye. {Photos}

Elephant Journal

Back in the ’70s, my parents decided it was time to leave Euclid Avenue—a busy, tree-lined street in the Chicago suburbs that slowed to a crawl on Sundays during horse racing season with people on their way to the Arlington Race Track.

Urban Wild: Flying Squirrels of the Beltway

Nature Conservancy - Science

capital, tucked away in a small nature reserve in Arlington, Virginia. Longbranch occupies 17 acres in Arlington, a city that consists of only two percent natural lands. A few winters ago, I was in Arlington to interview for my current job.

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Nature Photo of the Week: Fantastic Fall Foliage

Conservancy Talk

The leaves are starting to fall more quickly here at The Nature Conservancy’s headquarters in Arlington, Virginia — so today’s Nature Photo of the Week is a reminder to get outside one more time and soak in fall’s vibrant colors.

New Study Finds High Levels of Arsenic in Groundwater Near Fracking Sites


A recently published study by researchers at the University of Texas at Arlington found elevated levels of arsenic and other heavy metals in groundwater near natural gas fracking sites in Texas’ Barnett Shale.

I'm sure it's because one of the authors of Env-Econ is at The OSU

Environmental Economics

From the inbox: Seems amazing to me OSU is on this list, but as they say “we’ll take it”.    Just curious: does anyone know who submitted the info that got OSU on the list? More info at: [link]. Note there is an opportunity for us to get into the “Final 8” and the “Final 4”  with an aggressive marketing effort in the next week or so.

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Kyocera begins shipping solar modules to Arizona solar energy project


Sonia Renthlei: Japanese multinational company, Kyocera, has begun shipping solar panels for the 127MW Arlington Valley Solar energy II power project. The Arlington II project is being established by LS Power which had earlier received funding to construct the $550 million plant.

The Texas Rangers are getting AMAZING vegan options in their stadium


Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas has announced some new concession stand menus, and it’s making me question my allegiance to the Washington Nationals. The only way make enjoy a baseball game is to physically get me to a stadium. It’s just not the same from home, is it?

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Green Life After Death

Environmental News Network

Arlington Cemetery via Shutterstock. “Everything dies baby that’s a fact, but maybe everything that dies someday comes back”. Bruce Springsteen (Atlantic City). Western burial traditions have been known to not be the most eco-friendly.

Earth Force and GM Recognize Teachers for Environmental Education

Green (Living) Review

Teddy Dillingham of Arlington, Texas – Dillingham is a naturalist and educator at the River Legacy Nature and Science Center. She is also the River Legacy's coordinator in the implementation of a new GREEN program for Arlington Independent School District's seventh graders.

Read to Dogs Program Helps Children Learn to Read


“The benefit of the dogs is they’re truly a nonjudgmental audience,&# Julie Karell, librarian organizer of the Paws to Read bi-monthly program at Arlington Central Library, told the Washington Examiner , “They’re loving and accepting.

IGES Art Competition for Grades 2-4


The World's a Place of Living Things" is the 17th annual art contest held by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Arlington, VA. The world's a place of living things, From bees to frogs to birds with wings.

Hop Into Action Guides Educators Through Environmental Instruction For Young Learners

Green (Living) Review

ARLINGTON, VA, December 14, 2010: In the midst of a global amphibian extinction crisis, it is more important than ever for classroom teachers, home school educators, naturalists, and camp leaders to incorporate effective environmental education into their K–4 agenda. The Arlington, Virginia–based National Science Teachers Association is the largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all.

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Help Us Make Cool Green Science Cooler

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sponsor: The Sweepstakes is sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, 4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100, Arlington, VA 22203-1606 (“Sponsor”). Working from Jackson Pierre’s boat and assisted by his son Baldwen, Jordan Mitchell pilots a quad copter drone over a Red Mangrove forest.

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Living Shorelines: The Space Where Engineering Meets Science

Nature Conservancy - Science

CH2M also recently helped the Conservancy protect the Gulf of Mexico coastline by designing and installing precast oyster castle reef units in Arlington Cove. Similar to Arlington Cove, a project can be designed with volunteers in mind.

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Barnyard supermodels may put you off meat!

Green Prophet

Horan continues with his animal photography at the New Moon Farm Goat Rescue in Arlington, Washington, using a portable studio and with specially trained assistants.

2014 103

Nature and People: How Can the US Federal Government Put Them Together?

Nature Conservancy - Science

TNC staff work together with CH2M HILL partners to build five oyster reef structures at Arlington Cove in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Law Enforcement Ranger talking with visitors viewing wildlife in Hayden Valley. Photo © Jim Peaco/NPS on Flickr.

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Open Season on Bald Eagles

10,000 Birds

Fairfax Drive MS 2042-PPM Arlington, VA 22203 As always, thank you for caring and thank you for acting. Bald Eagle image is by Francois Portmann and is used with permission You know, I’ve been thinking about this whole dustup over hunting cranes in Tennessee and now Kentucky.

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5 Questions with The Nature Conservancy’s Mark Tercek

Conservancy Talk

Tercek; President and Chief Executive Officer of The Nature Conservancy, photographed at the Conservancy’s Worldwide headquarters in Arlington, Virginia ©Dave Lauridsen It wasn’t until much later—as a parent and businessperson—that I started to focus hard on environmental issues.

Disrupting Bacterial “Communication”: A New Idea for Sustainable Agriculture

Nature Conservancy - Science

While walking through the National Science Foundation lobby in Arlington, Virginia the other day, I happened to notice a poster that described an attempt to do exactly that as a sustainable agriculture strategy. Bacterial lesions on wheat.

Dominion, Dump ALEC! Sierra Club Virginia Leads Rally for Climate and Democracy

Sierra Club Compass

On a sunny, hot September afternoon, 80 protesters turned out alongside a busy highway at the Arlington, Virginia headquarters of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Oceana volunteer Priscilla Lin and Sierra Club Virginia Chapter director Glen Besa in front of ALEC headquarters.

Bringing Nature into the Engineer’s Toolbox

Nature Conservancy - Science

TNC staff work together with CH2M HILL partners to build five oyster reef structures at Arlington Cove in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Restored tidal marsh in the Conservancy’s Port Susan Bay Preserve in Washington protects farmlands from floods. Photo: Jennifer Molnar/TNC.

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Green (Living) Review

More Than 26,000 Animals Were Seized From Texas-Based Supplier of UK Companies London – In the wake of the seizure of more than 26,000 lemurs, wallabies, sloths, hamsters, gerbils, hedgehogs, snakes, lizards, spiders and other animals from US Global Exotics (USGE) – a massive international exotic-animal operation based in Arlington, Texas – the PETA Foundation is calling on the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to ban the sale of exotic species in the UK and prohibit their importation into the country. USGE deals in hundreds of thousands of animals each year and counts at least three UK companies among its customers. The raid came after a PETA US undercover investigator who spent seven months working inside the facility showed that tens of thousands of animals – including dozens of lizards, turtles, hamsters, prairie dogs and hedgehogs – were crammed for weeks into cardboard boxes, plastic bottles and bins. The animals often went without water or food and were piled on top of each other, causing widespread disease and cannibalism. Every day, dozens and sometimes hundreds of animals died of starvation, dehydration and untreated illnesses and injuries. USGE employees threw live squirrels, lizards, a chinchilla and snakes into a freezer to die, and they also dumped dying animals into the facility's rubbish bins amidst rotting remains. At least three UK companies – Darlington-based Coast to Coast Exotics Inc, Essex-based Peregrine Livefoods Ltd and Manchester-based PM Aquatic Imports – are USGE customers. These UK companies would have sold the animals to other buyers or shops. "This case reveals the appalling but routine abuse and neglect found in the exotic-pet trade", says PETA's Poorva Joshipura. "Animals were snatched out of their natural habitats and shipped thousands of miles to the US , only to be repacked for gruelling journeys to the UK and other countries. Anyone who gives their business to pet shops that sell exotic animals may be unwittingly supporting this cruelty."

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The Nature of the Meadowlands: A Book Review

10,000 Birds

Traveling through northern New Jersey becomes the subject of jokes and the cornerstone of disparaging remarks about the state, reaching its zenith in The Sopranos , which names an early episode about a mock mob execution “Meadowlands” and features North Arlington’s Pizzaland in its opening sequence.

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Evidence-based Conservation: An Economic Perspective

Nature Conservancy - Science

Arlington: The Nature Conservancy. The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. Photo by Bob Wick of the Bureau of Land Management in California through a Creative Commons License. Timm Kroeger is senior environmental economist for The Nature Conservancy.

Conservation Solutions Can Improve Water Quality For Millions of Britons

Green (Living) Review

'New scientific findings indicate that Bristol and Glasgow could achieve a ten percent reduction in sediment from its water supply by investing in watershed conservation Arlington, VA — Britain’s water quality is under unprecedented pressure from high nutrient and sediment levels due to increasing populations, climate change and environmental degradation. With urban water use on the rise, securing an adequate and clean water supply is an urgent challenge. The “ Urban Water Blueprint ” released today by The Nature Conservancy , in partnership with the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group and the International Water Association, provides an in-depth analysis of 2,000 drinking sources (rivers, forests and other ecosystems from which water comes from) serving over 500 large and medium sized cities. This includes the 100 largest cities in the world, representing nearly 1 billion people. Collectively, these cities represent $21.8 trillion in economic activity, or 48 percent of the global urban GDP. Preventing water from becoming polluted can often be more cost-effective than treatment. The analysis finds that one in four cities would see a positive return on investment from investing in watershed conservation. Bristol and Glasgow have been identified in the “Urban Water Blueprint” as cities that could reduce sediment and nutrients from their water sources by ten percent through incorporating conservation solutions and subsequently lowering their water treatment costs by an average of five percent. “This analysis answers for the first time, the fundamental questions of what investments can be taken to incorporate nature in the delivery of clean water and the quantitative value of these actions for water managers,” said Giulio Boccaletti, The Nature Conservancy’s global managing director for water. “Cities that invest in watershed conservation can no longer be the rare exception; rather such investments need to become a regular part of the toolbox for water managers. For this to happen, people living in cities need to understand where their water comes from so that city and water managers can support measures that will often be implemented outside of metropolitan areas.” The “Urban Water Blueprint” not only identifies the water risks facing large cities around the world, but analyzes the potential for five conservation strategies that have proven performance and wide applicability across natural and working (agricultural) landscapes. The strategies include Forest Protection; Reforestation; Agricultural Best Management Practices; Riparian Restoration; and Forest Fuel Reduction. Each strategy is evaluated on how effectively it reduces sedimentation and nutrient pollution in the 2,000 watersheds that were analyzed. Forest protection and reforestation have been identified as the best conservation strategies for both British cities. The analysis identified that Glasgow has the highest potential for sediment and nutrient reduction from its watersheds and Bristol a medium potential on sediment reduction. “We found that watershed conservation can be both an economical viable and environmentally sound investment for developed and developing cities alike,” said Robert McDonald, senior scientist at The Nature Conservancy and one of the lead authors of the report. “What’s so exciting is that cities that embrace both the engineered and natural solutions to securing adequate and clean water supplies can not only meet future demand, they can literally reshape surrounding landscapes for the better.” “IWA sees the growing strategic importance of connecting cities to their watersheds, and water utilities as pivotal players in making the various inter-dependencies work. Watershed conservation solutions will increasingly need to become mainstream options for water utilities and cities for enhancing water security” Tom Williams, director of programmes, at The International Water Association. "Access to clean and adequate water supplies is a critical issue facing global mayors, and one made more pressing as cities grapple with the impacts of climate change. The research released today shines a spotlight on the need for urban watershed conservation strategies, and paves the way for cities around the world to share knowledge and implement viable solutions," said Seth Schultz, director of research, measurement & planning at C40. About The Urban Water Blueprint The “Urban Water Blueprint – Mapping Conservation Solutions to the Global Water Challenge” was made possible through generous contributions from Ecolab through its Foundation, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Foundation, and 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation. The “ Urban Water Blueprint ” has an accompanying website as a tool for city and water managers to evaluate the condition of drinking watersheds and the potential impact that conservation strategies, such as reforestation and agricultural best management practices, can have on water quality. Displaying new information on more than 2,000 watersheds and 530 cities, the Blueprint provides science-based recommendations on where these strategies are most cost-effective. This data, along with detailed case studies of cities that have successfully adopted watershed conservation, can serve as a guide for city and water managers planning future infrastructure investments that include both engineered and natural infrastructure, as well as a learning tool for the one billion people living in the featured cities. The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have been responsible for the protection of more than 119 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at www.nature.org. The Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) is a network of large and engaged cities from around the world committed to implementing meaningful and sustainable climate-related actions locally that will help address climate change globally. C40 was established in 2005 and expanded via a partnership in 2006 with President William J. Clinton’s Climate Initiative (CCI). The current chair of the C40 is Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes; the 108th Mayor of New York City Michael R. Bloomberg serves as President of the Board. To learn more about the work of C40 and our Cities, please visit www.c40.org , follow us on Twitter @c40cities and like us on Facebook at [link]. The International Water Association (IWA) is a global reference point for water professionals and a source of knowledge, experience and leadership for sustainable urban and basin-related water solutions. IWA members come together from across the water profession to share knowledge, experience and know-how that deliver solutions to the most pressing global water challenges. The strength of IWA lies in the professional and geographic diversity of its members: we are represented in 130 countries through 10,000 individual and 500 corporate members, including scientists from across many disciplines, economists, accountants, social scientists, and managers and leaders among those professions. www.iwa-network.org Source: The Nature Conservancy. Britain conservation green living water'

Navy Installations Getting Greener

Green (Living) Review

Low-Impact Development Leads to Cleaner Environment, Improved Water Quality ARLINGTON, VA, January 2010 – Step onto any of the United States Navy's 40 installations in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, and you'll see green. The Department of the Navy has implemented a national policy mandating the use of low-impact development techniques, which has made installations more environmentally and economically efficient to construct, operate, and maintain.

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Solution Search: Local Projects Inspire Global Action

Conservancy Talk

It’s why I was delighted to attend last week’s Solution Search: Adapting to a Changing Climate awards here in Arlington, Virginia. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature.

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PBS’s Excellent Response to Romney’s Attack During First Presidential Debate

Eco Chic

ARLINGTON, VA – October 4, 2012 – We are very disappointed that PBS became a political target in the Presidential debate last night.

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Living without AC, a future we might just have to face.

Eco Friendly Daily

Now she lives in Washington, where on some summer days the only thing higher than the temperature is the humidity, but she is sticking with family tradition: She never switches on the window unit in her fourth-floor Arlington, Va.,

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Living without AC, a future we might just have to face.

Eco Friendly Daily

Now she lives in Washington, where on some summer days the only thing higher than the temperature is the humidity, but she is sticking with family tradition: She never switches on the window unit in her fourth-floor Arlington, Va.,

President Obama's Speech to the Students of the Nation

Green (Living) Review

It was such a shame though to see that even in that audience at the school in Arlington, VA, there were so many students, primarily of certain ethnic backgrounds, that expressed total disinterest in the President's words by means of their very expressions. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I must say that I am having serious problems here, though not with the speech but with the controversy that has been going on as regards this speech before it even ever was made.

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Sustainable Cleveland, Sustainable Future

Conservancy Talk

Stormwater runoff in Arlington, Virginia. The 2017 Sustainable Cleveland Summit brought together more than 500 community leaders to help design Cleveland’s sustainable future. Below is the keynote speech Mark gave at the Summit on September 27, 2017.

Dozens of U.S. Cities Board the Bike-Sharing Bandwagon

Green Blog

Now with more than 1,800 bright red bicycles stationed at 200 locking docks within DC and the northern Virginia communities of Arlington and Alexandria, Capital Bikeshare soon will expand into neighboring Montgomery County, Maryland.

Green Government Initiative Publications

The Green Changemakers

Video: Arlington County, Va. FreshAIRE Campaign Approximately a 30-minute video on the launch of Arlington County’s successful initiative to reduce emissions. [link] Green Government Initiative Launched in 2007, the NACo Green Government Initiative provides comprehensive resources for local governments on all things green, including energy, air quality, transportation, water quality, land use, purchasing and recycling.

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Flex your courage muscle. ~ Lisa Moak | elephant journal

Elephant Journal

Lisa Moak lives in Arlington Texas with her youngest son, husband, two dogs and a fat cat. Want to stay in touch with elephant? Get 10 free articles a week: subscribe free to our Best of the Week newsletter. or get our popular Daily Wake Up Call.

2013 72

Public Transportation: Benefits for the 21st Century

The Green Changemakers

In Arlington County, VA, development in two WMATA Metrorail corridors is concentrated on 6 percent of the land in the county but produces almost half the county's tax revenue. Public Transportation: Benefits for the 21st Century is a fact-filled report that provides an overview of the benefits that public transportation brings to individuals, communities and our nation as a whole.

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