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5 Tips for Greening the Closet

5 Tips for Greening the Closet

With Earth Day just around the corner, it is a good time to think about greening the home. One place that most people overlook when trying to make environmentally friendly choices is the closet. While it may be tucked way and largely out of site, the closet can play an important role in creating an environmentally friendly home. Greening the closet is not only important, but is actually quite easy!

“Our closets hold so much of who we are, from the clothes we wear on a daily basis to the special vintage items we want to preserve,” says Fred Silber of Creative Organization, a New Jersey-based company that has created a line of sustainable, eco-friendly closet organizing products. “Because they tend to hold so much, and such a variety of things, it is important to make sure that it is an area of the home that is not overlooked when trying to live in an environmentally friendly way.”

Here are five tips to keep in mind when greening the closet:

Fourth Old Town Manassas Spring Cleaning Day in April

Fourth Old Town Manassas Spring Cleaning Day in April

On Sat., Apr. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old Town Manassas will host the Fourth Annual Spring Cleaning Day at the Harris Pavilion at 9201 Center Street in Manassas, Va., where attendees can recycle their gently used household items or clothes and donate them to local non-profits, visit recycling and conservation exhibits, and kids can make earth-friendly art projects. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visitmanssas.org or call 703.361.6599.        

 

The Manassas Art Guild will also be featuring a spring Earth exhibit, where artists showcase their artwork reflecting themes of recycling, natural materials and the environment. 

Spring Cleaning Day will also provide live entertainment from local entertainers, inflatable moon bounces for kids and a special preview of this summer’s Manassas farmer’s market vendors.

Speedy Green Car Wash Hosts School Fundraisers in February

Speedy Green Car Wash Hosts School Fundraisers in February

Speedy Green Car Wash is hosting four fundraisers in February. Twenty percent of car washes will go to the selected fundraiser. When you select a car wash, type in a fundraiser code. Fundraiser codes include: SERVE, 8099, Osbourn High School, 9005, Manassas Park High School, 1234 and Osbourn Park High School, 2222.  

For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view www.speedygreencarwash.com.

Owned by Northern Virginian native, Chip Ashton, Speedy Green Car Wash is renowned for its cutting-edge car wash technology, as well as their commitment to protecting the environment.  One hundred percent of all car wash water is recycled and biodegradable chemicals are used, placing them among a handful of car washes nationwide.

Prince William Tea Party to hold Climate Change Forum

From Daniel Cortez:

Tea Party Patriots in northern Virginia will focus on climate change at their next scheduled educational advance in Manassas, Virginia March 19th.

The event sponsored by the Prince William County Tea Party Patriots (PWCTPP) will present “The Myth About Climate Change.”  The featured speaker will be William H. “Bill” Sargent, President of NOVA SEE (Scientists and Engineers for Energy and Environment)

A recent survey of tea party members conducted by the PWCTPP indicated that climate change; cap and trade and energy issues were the topics of most importance. “Due to this high level of interest, the program was developed to address questions and concerns,” stated Nancy Schiffman, Lead Organizer of the PWCTPP.  

Conference on the Environment for Youth Coming Soon

Conference on the Environment for Youth Coming Soon

From Prince William County:

The Department of Public Works is offering local youth an opportunity to learn more about the environment and participate in a conservation project this spring. Students in the 4th to 8th grades are invited to this year’s Youth Ambassadors’ Conference on the Environment on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Stonewall Jackson High School in Manassas.     

Prince William Forest Park Road Construction

Prince William Forest Park Road Construction

From the National Park Service:

Last Chance to Visit "From Cows to Condos" Exhibit

The Manassas Museum has been hosting “From Cows to Condo” exhibit since October 3 of last year. The exhibit will be ending on September 6, so if you did not get a chance to visit yet you should plan to head there soon! It is an opportunity to learn about Manassas and Prince William County’s 20th Century transformation from an agricultural community to a suburban community.

The Manassas Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday and Mondays on Federal Holidays. The hours of visitation are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Adults are $5.00, seniors over 60 and children are $4.00, and children under 6 are free.