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

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

Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, launched Virginia’s 5th 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 through 5 p.m. EST on April 24.


Energy Department Recognizes City of Roanoke, VA for Leadership in Better Buildings Challenge

Energy Department Recognizes City of Roanoke, VA for Leadership in Better Buildings Challenge

As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department recognized the city of Roanoke, Virginia for its leadership. Through the Better Buildings Challenge, Roanoke has committed to 20 percent savings by 2020 across more than 25 buildings, covering one million square feet. Roanoke has already achieved 16 percent energy savings since 2009, and its Better Buildings Challenge showcase project, a retrofit of the Berglund Center, is expected to result in 30 percent energy savings, totaling $180,000 annually.   


Hair Care Header Four New Hair Care Lines Joining Target’s Natural Beauty Assortment

SoapBox Soaps now available in TargetGet ready for a really good hair day: Target is upping its natural beauty game through the introduction of four new natural hair care brands. Free of harmful chemicals and full of nutrient-rich, restorative and plant-based ingredients, ATTITUDERenpureSoapBox and SoCozy offer Target guests and their families more than 30 new ways to get gorgeously healthy hair.


New Certification Supports Growing Demand for Grassfed Meat

First Grassfed Label in North America to Guarantee 100% Grass and Forage Diet, Environmental Management AND High-Welfare Standards From Birth Through Slaughter

A new food certification label is setting the standard in the U.S. when it comes to 100% grassfed meat.


AWA Bison Certification AWA Cattle Certification AWA Sheep Certification
AWA Goat Certification AWA Certification




AWA Certified Grassfed is available to farms with beef cattle, meat and dairy sheep, meat and dairy goats, and bison, with individual logos for each species. 


Dominion Expresses Concerns About Impact Of EPA's Clean Power Plan On Electric Reliability And Customer Bills

-- Virginia, North Carolina among states required to make 'unreasonable' reductions

-- Current proposal would result in higher electricity rates and higher bills

-- Dominion offers suggestions to improve fairness for the states it serves, avoid unintended consequences

Dominion expressed concern about potential adverse impact on electric reliability and customer bills in comments filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on the EPA's proposed "Clean Power Plan" regulations.

The company also said some states – such as Virginia and North Carolina – are treated unfairly in the proposal because of the "greater and unreasonable" reductions required in carbon dioxide emissions rates relative to other nearby states. The proposed regulations could penalize states that already have reduced their carbon intensity, the company said.


Chesapeake Conservancy Applauds Federal Funding for Captain John Smith Trail in Virginia

Following House & Senate Votes, Federal Budget Includes $6 Million for Land Preservation along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

The Chesapeake Conservancy applauded Congress for including $6 million in the Omnibus Spending Bill for fiscal year 2015 for land conservation along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail in Virginia.


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