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The Gift of Going Green

After a year of pared down gatherings and simplified celebrations, it’s tempting to ramp up the holiday fun to 11 for 2021. Yet, among the lessons of COVID for many of us was a greater appreciation for life’s simple joys.…

Team Up 2 Clean Up Boosts Community Effort to Pick Up Litter

Litter awareness is top of mind each spring, thanks to a bevy of beautification and cleanup events that take place across Coastal Virginia. To make it easier for individual residents and groups to lead their own efforts, askHRgreen.org has launched…

Beyond the Bin

Do you have plans for some serious spring cleaning? It’s the time of year when many of us purge old, unused items, declutter and get a fresh, reorganized start in our homes. This year, please think beyond your recycle bin…

Grants for Plants

Amy Henry, health and wellness program director at Newport News Family YMCA and a naturalist with Virginia Master Naturalist Historic Southside Chapter, is all about improving people and the environment. So when Boy Scout David Wells approached her last year…

Girl Scout Troop 22 Leaving Their Mark on Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach ninth grader Samantha Kromkowski might always remember Memorial Day weekend 2015. Instead of hanging out at the beach every day like most teenagers, she searched for storm drains. Why would a fun-loving teenager do that? “She worked on…

What Do You Know About H2O?

The experts at askHRgreen.org field lots of environmental questions when out and about in the community. Their knowledge and expertise covers topics ranging from what’s recyclable to fertilizing tips to hazardous waste and everything in between. Recently, they hit the…

The Business of Basil

It’s an herb that’s easy to love. “No, I don’t get sick of basil,” says Thomas Vandiver as he plucks a huge kelly green leaf from one of the flourishing plants in his greenhouse and takes a bite. That’s a…

Oyster Abodes

Local environmental group Lynnhaven River Now (LRN), a grassroots non-profit, is taking action to preserve and rebuild our aquatic environment and help out our marine neighbors, specifically the oyster. Working with Oyster Castles, a product of Allied Concrete Company, LRN…

Basic Beauty

Mindful consumers spend plenty of time carefully considering the foods that they eat, making sure to fill their bodies with natural and sustainable products. But what about taking your favorite organic produce and instead of popping it in your mouth…