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Going Green Can Be Stress Free

For some people going green can be stressful.  Many of us see environmental consciousness as another project to add to a  never-ending and always growing to do list. Other thoughts I’ve heard are: What’s it going to cost?  I don’t have the time for this; everyone else is doing it so I don’t have to bother…one person won’t make a difference. 

     Well, let’s clear up these negative misconceptions.  Yes, you do make a difference.  A positive difference!  And yes, it will make a difference in your life, in your health, and for future generations. Think of your kids and grandkids! Remember, when you light a candle and then light many other candles from that original flame, you will not diminish the light of the original candle…you can light up the world from the original flame.  How’s that for the power of one?

Grand Opening of The Fresh Market in Vienna Tomorrow

From The Fresh Market:

Mortgage Assistance Workshops to be Held July 13, 16

From Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs:

 

The Hunter Mill District Office is sponsoring two workshops to help residents who may need mortgage assistance. The first workshop is Wednesday, July 13, at 7 p.m. in the Pennino Building, 12011 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, Room 206, A/B. A second workshop will be conducted in Spanish and Vietnamese on Saturday, July 16, at 9 a.m. in the same location.

Fairfax County Names Non-Profit Partner for Affordable Housing Program

From Fairfax County:

 

June 22, 2011 – Fairfax County has named the Northern Virginia Family Service Collaborative (NVFS) as its provider for the county’s newest affordable housing program. Bridging Affordability, a key component of the Housing Blueprint, through its partnership with NVFS will leverage resources generated by the County’s housing program to provide long-term rental subsidies to 72 homeless individuals and families and an additional 303 households on the county’s affordable housing waiting lists. 

 

Vienna Watt Watchers Program

Vienna Watt Watchers Program

From the Town of Vienna:

Vienna, VA- Through the Town’s Vienna Watt Watcher Program, Vienna residents can check out a whole house energy monitor or an appliance energy monitor at the Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St., SE, during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   A $50 deposit is required to check out the whole house monitor and a $25 deposit for the appliance monitor, which will be refunded upon the return of the equipment. 

Make Your Home Safe: Get Tips from Building Inspectors May 7-8

From Fairfax County:

 

In honor of International Building Safety Month, residents can get free advice from building inspectors and engineers on how to make their homes safe.

On May 7-8, building safety experts from Fairfax County and six other Northern Virginia governments will be at these four Home Depot stores from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.: