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Friday, March 16, 2007

Review: Packed House at "Living Green in Arlington"

Nearly 200 people came out to last night's Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment annual meeting, "Living Green in Arlington"! I was amazed we got such a great turnout on such a cold, wet, windy night.

County Board Chairman Paul Ferguson talked about Arlington's Fresh AIRE initiative, and detailed his efforts to meet the criteria of ACE's Green Living Challenge. Little-known fact: Having grown up in Georgetown and now a Fairlington resident, Paul has never needed to mow a lawn in his life. I've never had a lawn of my own to mow either, but having taken up the task for several relatives, I can assure Paul he hasn't missed much.

We also heard how NBC4's Wendy Rieger had to spend months pitching her bosses on doing an environmental segment before she was finally able to launch her Going Green series. But today, the environmental movement has caught on so strongly, every NBC owned and operated station is required to do an environmental series! Wendy's biggest environmental pet peeve: Plastic water bottles.

If you missed the meeting, you can still get involved through ACE's Green Living Challenge. Sign up today!

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Blogger Eric said...

How was the New American dream rep? I think they are a very interesting organization. Wish I could have made it.

7:33 PM

Blogger Miles said...

When talking about making good environmental choices, she said this is their most popular page on their website ...

8:01 PM


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