Tag: "Nature"

Connect with Your Inner Lorax: Become a Tree Steward

Connect with Your Inner Lorax: Become a Tree Steward

If you live in northern Virignia, here’s a fabulous opportunity to get the knowledge you need to be an impactful advocate  for the trees … The TreeStewards of Arlington and Alexandria are volunteers dedicated to improving the health of our urban trees through educational programs, tree planting and care, demonstrations and tree maintenance throughout the community. New [...]

Great Green Escape: Daingerfield Island

Great Green Escape: Daingerfield Island

A version of this story originally appeared in my Green and Simple column on the Old Town Alexandria Patch. If you live in the D.C. metro area, you have no doubt passed the signs for Daingerfield Island countless times on your way to National Airport, to and from D.C., or on your way up or down the George [...]

Great Green Escape: Theodore Roosevelt Island

Great Green Escape: Theodore Roosevelt Island

A version of this story originally appeared in my Green and Simple column on the Old Town Alexandria Patch. If you travel along the George WashingtonParkway north of town, you will have noticed the massive lush patch of greenery in the middle of the Potomac River that is Theodore Roosevelt Island — another nearby great green escape. Two and [...]

The New Addition to Our Eco-Active Family

The New Addition to Our Eco-Active Family

As I have written about a couple of times before, I’m an avid Freecycler. I like to think that I give and receive in equal proportion with a bit of ebb and flow. But, a recent Freecycle (TM) find, the new addition to our family, has left me with the urge to up my giving [...]

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