Please sign the petition
asking President Obama to deny the EPA’s approval of the 2,4-D and
glyphosate herbicide combination developed by Dow Chemical Company.
Thousands of schools are within 200 feet of corn and soy fields,
putting children at risk of inhaling this toxic mix.
Here'a s look at the plug-in version
of the Prius.
If you want to eat healthier and want to try plant based foods, lots of new restaaurants are opening. Native Foods Cafe is opening 200 restaurants in the US; the first ones in the DC area are opening this fall. Soupergirl
has a second location, this one is in DC. Soupergirl does not use any
GMO ingredients and is Kosher. You can find their soups in many health
food stores in the area. The Randy Radish has a food truck serving the area; they also don't use any GMO's. The Vegetable Garden has reopened; now they are in Silver Spring.
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Folks have enjoyed the fall colors along the Skyline Drive since it's opening in 1932. Here's last years fall color report to give you an idea of the best time to go. mountain view webcam
There's several farms in the area that let you pick your own apples and other fruits and veggies. Maryland Virginia
You can pick your own pumpkin. Maryland Virginia
Here's some of the Maryland and Virginia Fall Festivals.
Waterford Fair Oct. 3-5
Fall for Fairfax Kidsfest Oct. 4-5
Tour of Solar and Green Homes Oct. 4-5
Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary 17th
House and Fundraiser; RSVP requested. Oct. 5
Springfield Town Center (formerly Springfield Mall) opens October 17.
Barktoberfest by Washington Animal Rescue League at Yards Park Oct. 25
updated Prius is expected in December (update; the release date has been pushed back to December 2015). The big news is that there will
be a battery option. Buyers will be able to choose from a standard
battery, like what's used now. Or an optional lithium-ion battery will
be available, which a Toyota senior manager said would give fuel
economy numbers "that will surprise everyone".
Toyota is expected to begin selling a fuel cell vehicle
in 2015. This is zero polluting, fueled by compressed hydrogen, refuels
in a few minutes and has a range of about 300 miles. The price in Japan
is about $69,000, so that gives us a ballpark price for the US.
California has a small network of refueling stations, so this is a logical place for initial sales.
an all electric bus that's already in use in some cities. The
manufacturer, Proterra, makes these buses in Greenville, SC.
Health, beauty and
guide for the DC area