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Campout in Virginia’s Capital

This year, Virginia State Parks was one of eighteen state park systems hosting campout events in their capitals or other locations. The Capital Campouts are part of Great Outdoors Month in June, …

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Virginia’s Impacted Communities Speak Out at Lobby Day

The United States Senate recently voted on legislation related to climate change. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine of my home state of Virginia stood with the majority of their …

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America’s Second Offshore Wind Energy Area Goes to… Dominion Virginia Power!

After six rounds of bidding, the second in a series of competitive auctions for offshore wind energy leases came to an end this afternoon.  Shortly after, the Bureau of Ocean …

Attorneys General Letter Shows Case For Keystone XL Is Crumbling

It’s been a cruel summer for supporters of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. First, President Obama pledged to connect his decision on Keystone XL to its climate-disrupting carbon pollution, …

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Obama Administration Announces Offshore Wind Energy Lease Auction for Virginia

National Wildlife Federation’s Jim Lyon Motivates Virginia Students to Lead…

Offshore wind turbine in Thames Estuary, UK (credit: Flickr/phault)

Offshore Wind Necessary to Combating Climate Change

Wind turbines off Blyth, UK (Flickr's Zabdiel)

Flocking to Clean Energy: Conservationists Unite Behind Offshore Wind

Hundreds of conservation and public health groups, Atlantic coast elected officials and businesses are joining together to send a loud and clear message to the Obama administration: We’re united behind …

The author, on the trail at five. Taking kids camping is a great way to encourage them to explore the outdoors and connect with nature. (Photo: Mary Burnette)

Camping Traditions Provide Best Family Memories

Camping comes in all styles but traditional camping trips are perhaps the most special. When I was young, my parents took me and my two older sisters for three weeks …

Centreville Elementary School is one of only a few Green Flag Eco-Schools (Laura Hickey)

Metamorphosis of a Green Flag Eco-School in Centreville, Virginia

Last Friday, I had the privilege of conducting the in-person Green Flag Assessment for Virginia’s Centreville Elementary School. Elaine Tholen, Fairfax County Public Schools’ environmental coordinator, greeted me at the …

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