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Bicycle-Friendly Harrisonburg?

Monday, January 11, 2010

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Randy Salzman, writer and member of the Board of Directors of BikeWalk Virginia, wrote a story for Thinking Highways Magazine (pg. 24) that features several Harrisonburg bicyclists, and efforts at the local, state, and federal level that promote bicycling in our communities. Just how feasible is a bicycle-friendly America? Randy Salzman has high hopes that it’s not beyond […]

“Green Burial” Site Permit Requested

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

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Tomorrow evening, the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors will hear a request from Kenny Kyger for a special use permit to create Duck Run Natural Cemetery, a gravestone-free private park in Penn Laird where people would be buried the old-fashioned, biodegradable way.

Greening Your Thumb: Wholistic Gardening from Seed to Table

Sunday, December 6, 2009

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As most people have been cleaning up their gardens this fall, about 30 people have been participating in a 5-week course to learn how to create gardens and how to eat sustainably titled “Greening Your Thumb: Wholistic Gardening from Seed to Table.”  The course is being taught by Beth Schermerhorn, Adam Campbell, and Soula Pefkaros of New Community Project and meets once a week for […]

Carpool with RideShare

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

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Why carpool? Well, it all starts with the environmental and monetary costs of transportation. Close to 30% of greenhouse gases released in the U.S. come from transportation. The less gasoline we burn, the better it is for our atmosphere. Driving also costs money. Nationally, the average daily commute to work or school is 16 miles […]

Rain Barrels

Friday, November 20, 2009

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Do you know how much rain water can be collected off a 800 sq. ft. roof top during a 1-inch rainfall event? Answer: 500 gallons! And Harrisonburg receives an average of 36-inches per year which means the 800 sq. ft. rooftop has the potential to collect 18,000 gallons of water per year! Rain barrels are […]

Candidates on Buying Local

Monday, November 2, 2009

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hburgnews.com reader Anne Nielsen surveyed all the House of Delegates candidates running in any part of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County (on behalf of the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley). See part one of this series here. Below are the results to the third and final question from her survey; What is your interest in […]

Candidates on “Green” Policies

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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hburgnews.com reader Anne Nielsen surveyed all the House of Delegates candidates running in any part of Rockingham County (on behalf of the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley). See part one of this series here. Below are the results to the second question from her survey; What is your interest in policies designed to improve […]

Valley Candidates on Alt Energy

Saturday, October 31, 2009

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hburgnews.com reader Anne Nielsen surveyed all the House of Delegates candidates running in any part of Rockingham County (on behalf of the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley). She compiled replies to a 3-question sustainability survey, with complete answers from three of the four Democratic Party candidates for the House of Delegates. Anne says that […]

Salatin to speak at Bridgewater

Friday, October 9, 2009

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Virginia farming celeb Joel Salatin will be speaking at Bridgewater College Wednesday, October 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Cole Hall.

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  • Friendly City Grand Opening Set for July 9

    Friendly City Food Co-Op, Harrisonburg’s consumer-owned grocery, invites the community to come see its new destination for natural, organic and locally-produced products at the store’s grand opening 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 9 at 150 East Wolfe Street.

  • Friendly City Becomes Member of National Cooperative Grocers Association

    HARRISONBURG, VA — Friendly City Food Co-op, slated to open this month in Harrisonburg, Va., has become the newest member of the National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA), a business services cooperative serving 120 consumer-owned food co-ops nationwide.

  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.