Prince William County Selects New Tourism Administrator
After a nationwide search, Prince William County has selected Kevin Costello as its next Tourism Administrator. 
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 …
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.
Sheffield Manor Residents Create Community Nature Trail
Community volunteers created the 1/2 mile nature trail through their Brisotw community without any formalized funding.
NPCA: Proposed Data Centers in Northern Virginia Threaten National Parks, Drinking Water
The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and CEA Engineers release analysis showing negative impacts data centers could have on waterways and national parks in Prince William County.

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 …
Sustainable Sustenance
(Family Features) Although good nutrition is essential for human life, food production has a significant impact on the environment.
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.
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Quality of life signs to check for your aging pet

Native Pet curated a list of recommendations from expert and veterinary resources for evaluating the quality of life of aging pets.

Worried about your teen driver? These 6 steps will put you both at ease

(BPT) - It seems like just yesterday you were watching your child's first steps, and today she is asking for the keys to the car. While your teen may be excited about the prospect of driving, you …

9 maneras fáciles de estar al aire libre y mantenerse activo

(BPT) - Thom Carroll, cortesía de RTCEste verano, las aventuras al aire libre están más cerca de casa de lo que piensa. En todo el país existen más de 5,000 …

Want to become financially healthy? Learn how tech tools can help

(BPT) - Could your finances use a checkup? If so, you’re not alone. According to the Financial Health Network, "Financial Health Pulse: 2021 U.S. Trends Report," nearly two-thirds of Americans …

Casos recientes de meningitis en Florida: Lo que necesita saber

(BPT) - Patrocinado por GSKUn brote y un clúster simultaneos de meningitis han causado por lo menos 44 casos en todo el estado de Florida. Si bien los casos del brote han aparecido …

Cuestionario de regreso a clases para los padres: pongan a prueba sus conocimientos sobre las vacunas

(BPT) - Es esa época del año: los niños están disfrutando de los últimos segundos del verano, y los padres están trabajando arduamente para asegurarse de que …

10 emerging wine regions across America

Plonk Wine Club reviewed data of 10 newly established wine regions across America growing in size and popularity. Here's what to know about the type of wine produced in each region.

Cash in Coins to Cover Back-to-School Costs [Video]

(BPT) - As the new school year approaches, it’s time for back-to-school shopping. With costs continuing to rise due to inflation, …

Tips and top tech to prepare your home for the new school year

(BPT) - The new school year is an exciting time full of possibilities for students. While learning and expanding their minds at school is important, their growth doesn't stop when the last school …

Developing key character traits helps children succeed in school

(BPT) - Character education is a crucial part of childhood development. According to a Sage Journal article, character education is associated with higher levels of educational outcomes and is also …

How to protect your dog from hot weather

ManyPets outlines ways to shield your dog from the sun during hot weather to prevent skin conditions and other heat-related illnesses.

Can I recycle this? Prevent wishcycling by knowing what is and isn't recyclable

(BPT) - You make recycling possible. Without consumer participation, recycling programs can’t function. If you already recycle, you’re playing a critical role in reducing waste in your …