Home upgrades for greener living in 2022 for every budget
(BPT) - Interest in eco-friendly home improvements is skyrocketing because it allows homeowners to improve their spaces while making a positive impact on the environment. The challenge is it can be …
Prince William County Makes Available Recycling Bins for Special Event
Prince William, VA, April 1, 2022 – Invite recycling bins to your special event.   Prince William County Solid Waste Division offers recycling bins and bags free of charge to support …
Explore Your Local Trails, Enjoy Long-Term Health Benefits
(NewsUSA) - Stress -- it's everywhere. But there is an easy form of stress reduction that is as simple as opening your front door. Spending time outside can help improve your physical and mental …
How to live a low-carbon lifestyle
(BPT) - Our communities are feeling the impacts of climate change in many ways, both large and small. As our collective impact on the environment becomes more and more apparent, people are looking at …
Residents Disagree Over Digital Gateway at Public Input Meeting
Residents spoke almost exclusively about the proposed Prince William Digital Gateway to be located Pageland Lane in Gainesville near the Manassas/Bull Run Battlefield, disagreeing on where new data centers ought to be located.
Volunteers Show Up to Clean Up Neabsco Creek
More than 240 volunteers showed up Saturday, March 5 to help clean up trash in the Neabsco Creek Watershed around the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk and Eagle’s Park in Woodbridge.

OPINION: Why the Prince William School Board School Should Oppose the Digital Gateway

I was extremely disappointed to read Dr. [Babur] Lateef’s letter to the editor of Inside NOVA endorsing the Prince William Digital Gateway proposal.

DataCenter Overlay Review Meeting Rescheduled

The Planning Office will be hosting an in-person community meeting on the Data Center Overlay Review, Mar. 3 at 6 p.m. at Gainesville High School.

'Filmmaker Ken Burns Doesn’t Live in Prince William County and He is Living in the Past' wrote Pageland Stakeholders

 "Filmmaker Ken Burns’ latest gift to the Confederacy is a letter to our Prince William County Supervisors against a proposal to allow data centers adjacent to (not in) Manassas …"

'Civil War' Documentarian Opposes PW Digital Gateway Near Manassas Battlefield

Documentarian Ken Burns urges Prince William Supervisors to protect landscape around Manassas National Battlefield.

Gainesville District Left without Vote on PW Digital Gateway Comp Plan Amendment

Rural Gainesville could become the BiCounty Parkway with the passage of a Comp Plan Amendment, and residents in the Gainesville District may not have a representative to vote on their behalf.

Prince William County Completes EV Charging Station Installation

The stations are open for unrestricted use by the public.

Prince William Breaks Ground on Catharpin Park Concession Building

Prince William County Parks, Recreation & Tourism (DPRT) today broke ground on a new concession building at Catharpin Park.

Fairfax Water Urges Prince William County to Request Study on How Development Would Impact Occoquan Reservoir, Drinking Water

Prince William County's plan for data centers and more industrial uses on previously rural land could harm the Occoquan Water Shed and thereby the region's drinking water. 

Make OmniRide Your New Ride

With rising gas prices, a trip to the gas pump will put a dent in your wallet. 

3 easy ways to update your outdoor entertaining space

(BPT) - With summer just around the corner, now is the right time to plan ahead for outdoor entertaining, so you can look forward to enjoying your outdoor space more than ever. Dream about how you'd …

Do your community schools have a clean air action plan?

(BPT) - When you think about K-12 student success, positive teachers, quality curriculum and classroom size likely come to mind. However, for students to truly succeed they must be healthy and …

Sustainable Family Meals from Farm to Table

(Family Features) Next time you lay out a weekly menu that includes recipes like this Bone-In Prime Rib, keep sustainability in mind by considering the practices put in place by America's farmers.

How to decide what kind of garden you want this year

(BPT) - Gardening has become a very popular pastime over the past two years, and that trend shows no sign of slowing down. According to last year’s Axiom Gardening Insights Survey, 62% of their …

Your electric vehicle charging questions, answered

(BPT) - Have you been wondering if an electric vehicle is right for you, especially as more models are rolling out from automakers? Living the electric vehicle lifestyle is fun and exciting, good for …

Energy-Saving Ideas

(Family Features) Energy-efficient appliances are a good starting point as you work to reduce your home's overall energy usage. Depending on local tax laws, you may also qualify for tax incentives for these purchases.

Caring Senior Service 'Grab the Bars' E-Bike Ride Spreads Awareness on Senior Safety

The “Grab the Bars” initiative aims to educate people on how bars installed in senior’s homes can save lives. Falls are the leading cause of serious injury among seniors.

In honor of Earth Day, make sure you’re disposing of medications properly

(BPT) - Did you know that in 2019 up to 200 pharmaceuticals were detected in the surface water, ground water and drinking water in the U.S., according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation …

Reaching Carbon Neutrality For $1 A Day
(NAPSI)—Zero net emissions of carbon dioxide from energy and industry can be achieved by 2050—and it could cost only about $1 a day. That’s the finding of a new study by James Williams at the …

Growing a Sustainable Future from Pasture to Plate

The next time you take a bite of beef or pork, take a minute to ponder how that food gets from the pasture to your plate. There is a veritable team of ranchers, veterinarians and even sustainability experts working behind the scenes to find new ways to improve care for animals and the environment while making the food on your plate even more delicious.

4 steps to being a more conscious consumer

(BPT) - Today, it’s not enough for a company to make good products. Savvy consumers want to know the businesses and brands they patronize make a positive difference. Do they produce products in …

Re-imagining Home Sales For Healthier, More Sustainable Living

(NAPSI)—The COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to stop the spread of the virus have shifted how people think about a lot of things, including their homes. With shelter-in-place orders and shutdowns …

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As carry out surges during the pandemic, landfills are filled with disposable containers

When the world could no longer eat together in restaurants at the beginning of 2020, many of us turned to take-out, delivery and fast food. Online meal delivery revenues in the United States are projected to reach $26.5 billion this year, a 20 percent increase over 2019.

What are the most environmentally friendly alternatives for food packaging?

What are the safest and most environmentally friendly disposable food containers and products available?

How to pick safer disposable materials

Friday, February 26, 2021
How can anyone evaluate one-to-one replacements for disposable food service ware designed to be less harmful to health and the environment? It’s not easy. Orb Media has created a basic …
The Mexican Avocado Industry's Commitment to Sustainability
(Family Features) The avocado industry in Mexico is committed to responsible farming and sustainable practices that protect and conserve both the land and environment, all while ensuring the quality of Mexican avocados.
Tree Talk: 4 tips for planting trees
(Family Features) Trees are virtually everywhere you turn. You can engage in the tree planting movement and make a difference by planting trees around your home and surrounding community with these tips.
5 Ideas for Investing in the World Around You
(Family Features) Each person's contributions to improve the earth can send a ripple effect that ultimately transforms communities. Consider these examples of actions you can take, some bigger than others, that benefit the larger community.
It Pays to Give: 5 ideas for investing in the world around you
(Family Features) Each person's contributions to improve the earth can send a ripple effect that ultimately transforms communities. Consider these examples of actions you can take, some bigger than others, that benefit the larger community.
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Moved and bought a home? Here's what you should know

(BPT) - Much of the country is still in the middle of a red-hot real estate market. Home values are rising due to high demand and first-time homebuyers should be aware of how the value of their home …

Older Americans Month: Am I too old to be an organ, eye and tissue donor?

(BPT) - May is Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate older Americans and their contributions while also raising awareness about aging and age-related issues. Beyond the time, experience and …

The unexpected emotional burden of vision loss from geographic atrophy

(BPT) - Liz Tully loved to read. In addition to reading for her own pleasure, she enjoyed helping others and would regularly meet up with a friend to read the newspaper out loud because he could no …

BookTrib's Bites: Loss, Lies, Betrayal, SciFi Thriller, Southern Saga

(NewsUSA) "All We Have to Believe In" by Jeffrey Lousteau A captivating story of love and loss, of betrayal and redemption, set against the backdrop of America in the 1920s. Edward …

Celebrate 10 Years of California Avocado Month this June

(NewsUSA) - Ten years ago, the California Avocado Commission first observed June officially as California Avocado Month and is excited to continue celebrating this long-standing tradition. As an ode …

NFL Week One Odds Released: Bronco's Host The Seahawks

(NewsUSA) - The 2022-23 NFL season kicks off Thursday, Sept. 8, as a marquee matchup headlines several intriguing matchups. Here is a look at what you can expect. Game of the Week Buffalo Bills …

Four essentials every backyard ‘Staycation Station’ needs this summer

(BPT) - Picture this: You’re floating in the pool, enjoying some relief from the heat while lunch is sizzling on the grill. You hear soft music, the gentle sound of sprinklers splashing and …

5 services that can make a big impact for small businesses

(BPT) - Sponsored by Office DepotIf you own a small business, you know that it can be an incredibly rewarding yet challenging venture that requires balance, especially if you’re working …

5 ways families can make the most of their outdoor space this summer

(BPT) - Are your kids getting enough time outside? A survey commissioned by the makers of Claritin® of 5,000 American parents of children aged 5-13 found that 81% agreed their children are …

7 Reasons Why Your Next Career Move Could Be an Adventure in Iceland

(BPT) - More than 30 million Americans have quit their jobs since the spring of 2021 in what has been called “The Great Resignation.” People are looking for opportunities to explore …

How movement can spark connections and help manage osteoarthritis pain

(BPT) - If you're coping with pain, such as joint pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA), you may feel like you’ve been sitting out on life. Pain can make you reluctant to participate in activities …

Pure Foundation Fund Opens Nominations to Honor Heroes in Maternal and Infant Care

(BPT) - Moms and their babies need support throughout their health journey. Access to quality maternal and infant care is crucial to helping ensure positive health outcomes for both mom and …