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Cox and The Trust for Public Land Launch 5th Annual Cox Conserves Heroes Awards

Call for nominations; $20,000 to be donated to local environmental nonprofits

Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, launched Virginia's5th annual Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor local environmental volunteers.

Nominations for volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces are being accepted at CoxConservesHeroes.com through 5 p.m. EDT on April 24.

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SRA Commits to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 35% by 2020

SRA Commits to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 35% by 2020 Company also commits to achieve 90% recycling rate

SRA International, Inc., a leading provider of IT solutions and professional services to government organizations, announced the company has established a goal to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by fiscal year 2020 relative to a fiscal year 2007 baseline. SRA's 2007 Scope 1 and 2 GHG goal baseline is 6,267.9 metric tons CO2-equivalent (MTCO2e). SRA has further committed to reduce paper use by 75% per person (from FY 2007 use) and to achieve a 90% recycling rate by FY 2020.

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Dominion Virginia Power to Install Virginia's Largest Solar Installation to Date at Philip Morris USA

Philip Morris USA (PM USA), an Altria company, is the latest company to partner with Dominion Virginia Power under the Solar Partnership Program by hosting what will become the largest solar installation in Virginia to date.

Dominion is currently installing about 8,000 ground-mounted solar panels at the PM USA Park 500 facility on Bermuda Hundred Road in Chesterfield County. When completed, the 2,450 kW solar array will generate enough electricity under optimum conditions to power 500 homes.

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Northrop Grumman Sets 2020 Solid Waste Diversion and Water Use Reduction Goals

Northrop Grumman Corporation announced its commitment to two additional 2020 environmental performance goals: to reduce water consumption by 20 percent from 2014 levels and achieve a 70 percent solid waste diversion rate.  These goals complement the company's 2020 greenhouse gas reduction goal, announced last year, to reduce absolute emissions 30 percent from 2010 levels.

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This Mother’s Day, Moms are Demanding Dollar Tree: “Stop Selling Toxic Toys and Baby Products Laced with Dangerous Chemicals!"

This Mother’s Day, Moms are Demanding Dollar Tree: “Stop Selling Toxic Toys and Baby Products Laced with Dangerous Chemicals!"Dollar Tree has yet to take action to protect customers, low income families and communities of color after a recent report found 81% of products tested, including toys and baby products, contained toxic chemicals linked to cancer, learning disabilities, and other serious illnesses

Local residents Albuquerque's South Valley gathered to urge the national discount retailer Dollar Tree, based out of Virginia, to stop selling products containing toxic chemicals such as lead and phthalates. Holding placards and collecting petition signatures, members of the community worked to educate Dollar Tree customers about the threat posed by toxic chemicals found in products sold at the store, which are especially hazardous to children and pregnant mothers. The activists urged Dollar Tree to adopt corporate policies on chemicals that will protect their customers, as other large retailers (including Walmart and Target) have started to do.

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Martha Boneta: Environmentalists Caught Luring Buyer with Apparently Fake Civil War Designation

Martha Boneta: Environmentalists Caught Luring Buyer with Apparently Fake Civil War Designation

Bait & Switch Land Grab

What happens if you found out your family has lived a lie for 8 years? Virginia family farmer, Martha Bonetais living that nightmare because her family discovered an environmental group sold her a farm based on what she claims is a fabricated Civil War historic site.

"When family farmers buy farms with agricultural easements, they expect to be able to farm in peace," said Boneta. "My family has been harassed for 8 years. We are shocked to learn there's no proof to support the historical designation."

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