Rollins Ford 'Multi-Use' 'Destination' Park to Feature Farm-Themed Playground

Rollins Ford Park will be a 70-acres park with fields, a large playground, dog park and trails.
Brentsville Supervisor Jeanine Lawson provides update

County to Move Forward with Groundbreaking on Rollins Ford Park

For over ten years, Rollins Ford Park has remained undeveloped for a variety of reasons. That is no longer the case.
Prince William County votes on new historic preservation measures

Board Approves Actions for Preserving History in Thoroughfare, Scott Cemetery and The Settlement Communities

Prince William County Supervisors addresses the sale of land upon which a historic black cemetery was located, and institutes new procedures to ensure cemeteries will not go unidentified in the future.
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Dear Friends:You and the entire family are invited to attend the Ribbon Cutting for the Catharpin Playground being held tomorrow at 10:00am ET at the Catharpin Park facility. There will be …
City of Manassas to improve landscapes for pollinators

City of Manassas Named 'Bee City USA'

In May, the Manassas City Council voted unanimously to become a Bee City USA®, joining other cities and campuses across the country united in improving landscapes for pollinators.

Virginians Invited to Vote in CODAawards Art Contests

Voters are encouraged to rally behind the work they like in the CODAawards categories of Landscape, Residential, Healthcare, Commercial, Institutional, Liturgical, Public Spaces, Transportation, Hospitality, and Education. This year the 374 CODAawards entries represent $477 million in commission fees, and projects from 30 countries.
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

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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

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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 Eating for a Better Earth
(Family Features) Taking a more sustainable approach to sustaining your body can help protect the Earth and its climate.
Sustainable Sustenance
(Family Features) Although good nutrition is essential for human life, food production has a significant impact on the environment.
Want to go green? These 3 energy choices have big impact
(BPT) - This Earth Day, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is celebrating climate action, partnering with companies and organizations that are leading the way to a clean energy future and a …
Deliciously easy sustainable eating
(BPT) - Today, consumers are beginning to use one more guideline to determine how to spend their food dollars: sustainability. The public is increasingly curious about where and how their food is …
5 ways to travel more sustainably
(BPT) - The pent-up global demand for travel is undeniable. Travelers around the world are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to pack a suitcase, visit new places, reconnect with the people they love …
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They Saved A Baby’s Life—Here’s How You Could, Too

(NAPSI)—If your family is like most, you’ve spent months preparing for the joys and challenges that arise with the arrival of a new baby—and if your family is like many, you’ve discovered not …

5 things you may not know about the power of plasma

(BPT) - You’ve heard all the stories about the importance of donating blood, but you might not be as familiar with the other lifesaving substance flowing through your veins — plasma. …

Flyers Help Your Business Take Off

(NewsUSA) - Consumers are swamped with messages about products and services. Effective advertising will cut through the clutter and capture a prospective customer's attention with a targeted …

BookTrib's Bites: Four More Great Summer Reads

(NewsUSA) "Shooting Out The Lights" by Kim Fairley Fans of "When Breath Becomes Air," by Paul Kalanithi and the popular 2016 film Manchester by the Sea won't want to miss …

Natural solutions for pesky mosquitoes

(BPT) - Gatherings with family and friends are back! Also back? Mosquitoes and other flying insects that annoy, irritate and generally make outdoor activities less enjoyable for everyone. …

How pet-friendly policies can ease the transition back to the office

(BPT) - With many offices welcoming back employees over the next few months, employers and employees alike are wondering what their new workplace will look like, and how smoothly the transition will …

Is it broken? What to do when a kid’s injury is more than just a bump or bruise

(BPT) - Ouch! Kids break bones in many ways. Whether from a fall, a sports-related injury, roughhousing or just an accident, a broken bone isn't something to take lightly. But, how do you know if …

Looking to explore breathtaking scenery? How to vacation responsibly this year

(BPT) - As the pandemic slowly subsides in the U.S., people are looking to put the rubber to the road. Many like to travel out west to see the gorgeous stretches of mountains and quaint towns that …

For children with classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia, researchers are working to advance treatment options

(BPT) - Maintaining balance is an important part of life, especially when it comes to health and wellness. For people with classic congenital adrenal hyperplasia, commonly referred to as CAH, balance …

5 ways companies can make a difference

(BPT) - After the past year, many companies are reflecting on their values and how they can make a positive impact in their communities. Finding better ways to interact with the world is not just …

Getting “On the Road” Digital Nomad Style Or Digital Nomad Life For 55+ Americans

(NAPSI)—If you’re like roughly two-thirds of Americans, you expect to travel this year. So, whether it’s camping, visiting national landmarks or splurging on a first-rate resort, travelers want …

COVID-19 Leaves Lasting Impact on Heart Health

(NewsUSA) - As the threat of COVID-19 continues, doctors and patients are considering the long-term impact of the pandemic on public health, especially heart health. The American Heart …