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askHRgreen.org 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 askHRgreen.org 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 askHRgreen.org.

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pond_algae
"Posted on July 12, 2017 by askHRgreen
Pond Scum. Green Slime. Mosquito-Breeding Muck.  Nobody likes a pond covered with algae. Algae can be beneficial, but that all-encompassing, gooey mess is too much. That pond scum is a smothering bla Read more...
JohnBYeates4
"Posted on June 30, 2017 by Guest Contributor
The Recycling Club at John Yeates Middle School in Suffolk is impressive to say the least. The club formed in the fall of 2016 when the school received an askHRgreen.org environmental education mini g Read more...
Fats Oils Grease Disposal
"Posted on June 28, 2017 by Sarah Crawford
So here goes.  For my husband and everyone else I have failed to reach. Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) DO NOT GO DOWN THE DRAIN. That includes any leftover residue from cooking meat. Even if it looks Read more...
My compost bed in early spring is ready for action!
"Posted on June 13, 2017 by Guest Contributor
If bin composting works for you, that’s great! But if you’re like me, have failed at it repeatedly, and have the space for a food scrap burial ground (a.k.a. Trench Composting) then try out my Read more...
work
"Posted on June 10, 2017 by Guest Contributor
More than likely you recognize that it's important for everyone to be more eco-friendly and help to preserve the environment. But you may not have adopted green measures into your business. Most busin Read more...

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