Environment

Transition Charlottesville member Lorrie Delehanty line dries to conserve energy. Photo courtesy of Transition Charlottesville

Green happenings: Environmental news and events

Earth Week is upon us, and local resiliency group Transition Charlottesville Albemarle is encouraging you to fire your dryer. At 5pm on Friday, April 25, the group will hold a pop-up clothesline party near the Central Place fountain on the Downtown Mall to share information about renewable energy alternatives for clothes drying. The event will include games, […]

Baled plastic bottles—many likely from Charlottesville curbside containers—await pickup at TFC Recycling in Chester. The single-stream plant can process 6,600 tons of recyclables a month. Photo: Ash Daniel

Ask Betty: What to do about those pesky junk flyers and catalogs

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.  The majority of my junk mail is credit […]