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Recycling symbols explained

Beyond plastic

Recycling symbols explained

Am I recycling my plastic waste or am I "wishcycling", which can cause many problems for recyclers? Learn what the recycling symbols and numbers mean, and what exactly is accepted in your locality so you when you cannot reduce or reuse, you are recycling properly.

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Planting for pollinators in Virginia

Save the bees

Planting for pollinators in Virginia

Virginia master gardeners, beekeepers and native plant experts use sustainable practices to create bee safe habitats. Read their tips and tricks to learn how you can help protect our native pollinators.

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Buying LED bulbs: What to look for

Energy efficiency

Buying LED bulbs: What to look for

Inefficient light bulbs – like incandescents and fluorescents – are being phased out for LEDs. To get the right LED, you’ll need to know how to pick the right brightness, color and bulb type for your home.

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Green schools guide
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Beyond plastic

Green schools guide

From back-to-school season to Earth Day and beyond, this toolkit offers parents, teachers, staff, and students ways that they can make their schools more eco-friendly.

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