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Get Detailing at Speedy Green Car Wash - Donate 50 Percent to Austism Center

 

GET DETAILING at SPEEDY GREEN CAR WASH - DONATE 50 PERCENT to AUTISM CENTER
April 28 and 29, 50 Percent of Full-Service Car Detailing Donated to Manassas Matthew’s Center

In honor of National Autism Month and National Car Care Month, Speedy Green Car Wash in Manassas Park is donating 50 percent of their full-service car detailing for appointments made on Thurs., April 28 and Fri., April 29. All donations go directly to the Matthew’s Center, a Manassas, Va.-facility that helps children with autism. Customers can make appointments for Thurs., Apr. 28 and Fri., Apr. 29 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., and reference the Matthew’s Center for the Meguiar’s Ultimate or Meguiar’s Traditional full-service detailing. Call Speedy Green Car Wash at 703.257.0737.

5 Tips for Greening the Closet

5 Tips for Greening the Closet

With Earth Day just around the corner, it is a good time to think about greening the home. One place that most people overlook when trying to make environmentally friendly choices is the closet. While it may be tucked way and largely out of site, the closet can play an important role in creating an environmentally friendly home. Greening the closet is not only important, but is actually quite easy!

“Our closets hold so much of who we are, from the clothes we wear on a daily basis to the special vintage items we want to preserve,” says Fred Silber of Creative Organization, a New Jersey-based company that has created a line of sustainable, eco-friendly closet organizing products. “Because they tend to hold so much, and such a variety of things, it is important to make sure that it is an area of the home that is not overlooked when trying to live in an environmentally friendly way.”

Here are five tips to keep in mind when greening the closet:

Fourth Old Town Manassas Spring Cleaning Day in April

Fourth Old Town Manassas Spring Cleaning Day in April

On Sat., Apr. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old Town Manassas will host the Fourth Annual Spring Cleaning Day at the Harris Pavilion at 9201 Center Street in Manassas, Va., where attendees can recycle their gently used household items or clothes and donate them to local non-profits, visit recycling and conservation exhibits, and kids can make earth-friendly art projects. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.visitmanssas.org or call 703.361.6599.        

 

The Manassas Art Guild will also be featuring a spring Earth exhibit, where artists showcase their artwork reflecting themes of recycling, natural materials and the environment. 

Spring Cleaning Day will also provide live entertainment from local entertainers, inflatable moon bounces for kids and a special preview of this summer’s Manassas farmer’s market vendors.

Speedy Green Car Wash Hosts School Fundraisers in February

Speedy Green Car Wash Hosts School Fundraisers in February

Speedy Green Car Wash is hosting four fundraisers in February. Twenty percent of car washes will go to the selected fundraiser. When you select a car wash, type in a fundraiser code. Fundraiser codes include: SERVE, 8099, Osbourn High School, 9005, Manassas Park High School, 1234 and Osbourn Park High School, 2222.  

For more information, call 703-257-0737 or view www.speedygreencarwash.com.

Owned by Northern Virginian native, Chip Ashton, Speedy Green Car Wash is renowned for its cutting-edge car wash technology, as well as their commitment to protecting the environment.  One hundred percent of all car wash water is recycled and biodegradable chemicals are used, placing them among a handful of car washes nationwide.

Falls Church Recognized as Certified Green Government

This was sent to us by the City of Falls Church:

The City of Falls Church has been recognized for the third year in a row as a Virginia “Certified Green Government” for successfully implementing environmental policies and taking practical actions to reduce carbon emissions.  The Green Government certification is part of the Virginia Municipal League’s Green Government Challenge. 

Local governments who received the recognition earned “green points” by implementing or adopting up to 30 policies and actions from 11 categories ranging from energy efficiency and green buildings to land-use and innovation.  Amassing between 100 and 124 “green points” out of a possible 200 earned certification as a “Green Government.”  

Thirty-one cities, towns and counties participated in the 2010 Green Government Challenge.  And of those 31, 21 achieved the minimum score of 100 “green points” that was necessary for certification as a “VML Green G

Recycling Extravaganza!

The residents of Falls Church are invited out for the city’s semi-annual “Recycling Extravaganza” on  Saturday, September 11. The City of Falls Church Department of Environmental Services and the Falls Church Environmental Services Council want locals to bring their unwanted electronics, clothing, medical supplies, bicycles and more! All of the items brought to the event will be recycled, donated to charity or reused.

The “Recycling Extravaganza” will be held at the Falls Church Property Yard and Recycling Center at 217 Gordon Road in Falls Church, VA. Come anytime between 9:00 a.m. and 2 p.m.

For more information about the event you can call the Environmental Programs Specialist at 703-248-5176 or to find a complete list of acceptable items you can check out www.fallschurchva.gov.

School Lunch Prices Moving Up to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Falls Church City Schools are committed to “Going Green” this upcoming school year. In an effort to promote sustainability, the schools are marking up lunch prices. The costs are coming from using recyclable paper trays, instead of Styrofoam waste. The school lunch prices will see an increase by 6% that was approved by the Falls Church City School Board to fund the new trays.