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Is it harder to be eco-friendly during the summer months?

Teri Kent runs Charlottesville’s Better World Betty, a non-profit organization and online resource for locals looking to shrink their impact on the environment. Every month, Betty—Kent’s ’50s-housewife-meets-earth-goddess alter ego—answers the most burning eco-questions from our readers about energy use, water, waste and recycling, transportation, and green buying. Is there such thing as a “green” way […]

Patricia "Treekie" Kavanagh averages five miles per week walking Sky, a Wheaton terrier, and Callie, a Golden Doodle (pictured here). Photo: Robert Radifera

Puppy love

Patricia “Treekie” Kavanagh has always been an animal lover. But until she gets pets of her own, she’s been making do with those around the neighborhood. “Everyone gets plenty of exercise with Treekie at the helm,” said her mom, Jill. The 7-year-old averages five miles per week walking Sky, a Wheaton terrier, and Callie, a […]