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Extinction is not a new concept. The issue now is from overconsumption, pollution, and habitat destruction brought on by humans causing more species to needlessly become extinct.

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Trump administration aims to turn over America’s oceans to the oil industry

This will allow for massive lease sales that will endanger coastal lands and communities.

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We’re fighting Trump’s monument rollbacks in court—so why are plans still moving forward?

Until March 19, the public can formally weigh in on the process by which the government is opening Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments to mining, reckless off-road vehicle use and other damaging activities.

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Interior Department moves to gut safeguards to methane pollution

This proposal is the latest attack on environmental protections by the Trump administration, which has sought to reverse

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Interior guts important environmental protections on methane

Alex Thompson

Today, the Interior Department’s Bureau of Land Management announced a new methane waste rule to replace its own regulations that went into effect only about one year ago.

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Trump infrastructure and budget plans deliver a Valentine to polluters

Michael Reinemer

President Trump’s infrastructure and budget proposals are essentially Valentine’s gifts to oil, gas, coal and other extractive interests.

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How Do You "Go Green"?

How do you GO GREEN?

Recycle paper, glass, and plastics
Use reusable shopping bags
Conserve water (turn off faucet when brushing teeth, short showers, etc)
Bike or walk instead of driving whenever possible

Green Tip of the Week

Button Up Your Home


Now that winter is in the Hampton Roads area, its time to make sure your home is not using excessive energy and wasting it. Did you know that 40 – 70% of all home energy is wasted from inefficient appliances and improper energy measures on your home. Some of the biggest energy appliance users are:

  • Water Heaters
  • Ranges
  • Clothes Dryers
  • Electric portable Heaters

Here are some solutions to keeping energy costs down and keeping your home sealed during the winter.

  1. Cover your air conditioner: If you have a window unit but can’t remove it, cover it both inside and out. This keeps cold air from entering your home through the space around the air-conditioner and can be a great way to lower utility bills.
  2. Caulk it: Small spaces and gaps around windows and pipes and wires where they enter the home creates energy waste from the drafts which can cut the efficiency of your heating system. Apply caulking around it to minimize drafts. Rope caulk, is one of the easiest types to apply.
  3. Block drafts: Draft blockers or foam plates, fit behind light switches and electrical outlets to reduce drafts that enter through those spaces. They are easy to install, all you need is a screwdriver.
  4. Install heat reflectors:  If you have radiator heating in your home, install these thin sheets behind them to reflect heat away from the wall and into the room.  This will increase the radiator’s energy efficiency.
  5. Perform regular maintenance: This is a must do for every homeowner or even if you rent! If you have a forced air furnace, make sure to clean or change the furnace filter about once a month. Most furnaces will need to be professionally cleaned and tuned once a year.
  6. Upgrade your thermostat: Changing your thermostat to a programmable one allows you to control the temperature in your home at different times of the day without you being home. Keep the heat off when you’re out of the house and set it to turn back up before you get home. Some also have a second set of settings for weekends, when people usually spend more time at home. By doing this, the thermostat can easily pay for itself in 3 – 5 years.
  7. Reflective Window Film: By placing directly on the inside of window panes and glass doors,  the film reflects inside heat back into your home, reducing the amount that is conducted outside through windows.
  8. Storm Window Kits: As a less-expensive way to weatherproof home windows, storm window kits consist of plastic film or sheets to cover the window. Attaching the plastic is done with tape or tacks.
  9. Weatherstripping:  While caulk keeps drafts from entering the home, weatherstripping creates a tight seal around all your windows to reduce heated and cooled air from escaping the home. They come in different sizes and are plastic, foam, felt or rubber strips that fit around window and door frames with a self-adhesive backing.