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Capital Partners Solar Project is an innovative renewable energy project that will provide solar power to the George Washington University (GW), American University (AU) and the George Washington University Hospital (GWUH). It is comprised of 52 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) power. story

Jazz in the Garden (free) at the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden on Friday nights; runs through August 29.

Free outdoor movies and concerts at Tysons Corner Center's new outdoor plaza  - thoughout the summer.

Music on the Mall is a series of free concerts on Tuesday nights on the National Mall; it runs until Aug. 29.

This video accompanies John Legend's song "You & I". There is also a Crowdrise fundraising campaign to fund groups that empower girls and women.

Capitol Riverfront Friday Night Concert Series (free concerts at Yards Park) - through Sept. 19

 Beginning on July 1, Fairfax County residents can e-cycle old or unwanted electronics any day of the week, not just Sundays, at both the I-66 Transfer Station and the I-95 Landfill Complex. Please see info of their site for details about acceptable items and county residency details.

Key Largo is one of the free movies that will play at  Screen on the Green on the National Mall.

This summer the movie "6" is expected to be released. The movie looks at the possibility of thousands of species becoming extinct.

Salud Healthy Pantry celebrates their second anniversary on Friday, August 22. If you haven't checked them out, they are particurly good at specialty items like gluten-free, fermented foods, and cold-pressed juices.

Maryland Renaissance Festival - some days during August, September and October; check site for specific days

Here'a s look at the plug-in version of the Prius.

National Book Festival (indoors this year) Congressmen John Lewis and James Clyburn are just two of the many authors. Aug. 30

Pups in the Park - take your dog to the baseball game (benefits the Washington Humane Society)  Sept. 7 (SOLD OUT)

Fall for the Book regional book festival Sept. 11-18

The Skeleton Twins, with Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader, opens Sept. 19.

DC Vegfest Sept. 20


DC Walk for the Animals & Pet-A-Palooza Sept. 27

Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary 17th annual Open House and Fundraiser; RSVP requested. Oct. 5

An updated Prius is expected in December. 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".

Here's an all electric bus that's already in use in some cities. The manufacturer, Proterra, makes these buses in Greenville, SC.

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Recommended electric vehicles and Plug-in Hybrids - mileage figures are miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe); prices are BEFORE federal tax credit. These credits (for electric vehicles   for plug-in hybrids) range from $2,500 to 7,500.

base price
Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid 95 $29,990
Chevrolet Volt 98
Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid 100
Ford Focus Electric 105
Smart fortwo Electric Drive 107
Nissan LEAF 114
Honda Fit EV
(available at Maryland dealers)
lease only

Probably the best values in LED bulbs:
Philips 433227 10.5-watt Slim Style Dimmable A19 LED Light Bulb, Soft White

Ledare bulb from IKEA (60 watt equivalent for $4.49)

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Search pics of lots of pets from area shelters.

Baltimore City police officer Jon Boyer is one of the men featured in the Show Your Soft Side calendar, drawing attention to the problem of animal abuse.
Washington Nationals' Ian Desmond

Photographer Melissa McDaniel's book Puppy-Mill Survivors

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Companies are stepping up to the plate and making very large green power purchases:



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