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Your go-to resource for everything green in Hampton Roads! is a public awareness program of the 17 cities and counties of Hampton Roads administered through the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), which encourages environmental stewardship among all residents here in southeastern Virginia. Members of include the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and Williamsburg; the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry and York; the town of Smithfield and the Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD). Find out more about


"Posted on September 29, 2016 by Guest Contributor
  Recycling can help you save money while helping the environment.  Beyond the recycling of bottles and cans, you can create new items out of old junk you don’t need. Here are a few ideas that may Read more...
"Posted on September 26, 2016 by Guest Contributor
The power drum auger is made with the same type of cable found in the toilet auger and it has the same coiled bulb on one end and a turning handle on the other. The cable is longer, usually around 20 Read more...
Water drop group example
"Posted on September 23, 2016 by Guest Contributor
What are your wishes and thoughts for our waterways and the Chesapeake Bay? Your "wish" may be for less pollution or litter; it may be for better habitat or perhaps you'd like to express your apprecia Read more...
"Posted on September 15, 2016 by Erica Roberts
Many years ago, hurricane Isabel knocked out electricity throughout Hampton Roads and virtually every other private utility service for up to a week.  Do you know what the water utilities across the Read more...
Hand washing station in Rwanda.  Image by Pete Isaac.
"Posted on September 14, 2016 by Sarah Crawford
But 1 in 10 people in the world can’t sit on the couch because they don’t have access to the water and plumbing that would allow them to enjoy modern appliances. Forget about the couch. Women and Read more...