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Your go-to resource for everything green in Hampton Roads! is a public awareness program of the 16 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 January 21, 2015 by elizabethvaughn
I want to be a tree in my next life.  And guess what.  IT’S POSSIBLE!!  I just recently learned about these companies that can turn ashes into trees.  The way they do it is they put the ashes in Read more...
"Posted on January 20, 2015 by Guest Contributor
The holidays are a fun, festive time for food, togetherness, and... more food. Now that they've passed and you've cleared out that inevitable bounty of leftovers, start fresh with a spotless fridge— Read more...
"Posted on January 15, 2015 by elizabethvaughn
The other day I stumbled upon a story about a girl who hasn’t created trash in 2 years.  Seriously!  No trash.  She stopped buying packaged products, used her own bags and jars to get bulk items Read more...
"Posted on January 12, 2015 by Guest Contributor
Next to global warming and air pollution, water pollution is one of three major environmental problems faced by the Earth. The living conditions on this planet have changed, and the quality of life fo Read more...
"Posted on January 8, 2015 by Guest Contributor
The first step toward a sustainable lifestyle is the one you take through your front door. The simplest (and arguably most important) way to make a positive impact on the environment is in your home. Read more...