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November 29, 2018

Partner Spotlight: Center for Sustainable Communities

Partner Spotlight: Center for Sustainable Communities

Virginia Energy Sense interviewed Center for Sustainable Communities Managing Director Garry Harris to discuss how his organization is playing a role in encouraging energy efficiency and environmental stewardship in Virginia. Please provide a short summary of what the Center for Sustainable Communities is and the work it does. The Center for Sustainable Communities is a nonprofit whose mission is to

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November 15, 2018

Virginia Energy Sense Receives VAEEC Committee’s Choice Award for its Energy Conservation Curriculum

Virginia Energy Sense Receives VAEEC Committee’s Choice Award for its Energy Conservation Curriculum

We’re excited to receive the Committee’s Choice Award from the Virginia Energy Efficiency Council (VAEEC) Education and Events Committee for our energy conservation school curriculum! Virginia Energy Sense developed the school curriculum with the assistance of the Virginia Department of Education in an effort to help teach the Standards of Learning on energy usage to third graders across the state.

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October 4, 2018

Guest Blog: Discovery Elementary

Guest Blog: Discovery Elementary

Virginia Energy Sense interviewed Erin Russo, principal of Discovery Elementary located in Arlington County, to learn how her school is teaching students the importance of sustainability and energy conservation. As the school’s founding principal, we’d love to learn more about your background. Can you tell us more about your previous professional experiences and how you came to be at Discovery

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June 22, 2018

Stay Cool and Save Energy this Summer

Stay Cool and Save Energy this Summer

You’ve likely noticed the changes all around you. Kids are joyous for another long break from school, the temperatures are rising, and the days appear longer than before. Spring has come and gone and summer is finally here. As we say goodbye to another spring, we’re faced with new challenges to our energy usage. The summer months can take a

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May 25, 2018

Partner Spotlight: The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP)

Partner Spotlight: The Local Energy Alliance Program (LEAP)

Virginia Energy Sense interviewed LEAP Executive Director Lesley Fore to discuss how her organization is playing a role in encouraging energy efficiency and environmental stewardship in Virginia. Please provide a short summary of what LEAP is and the work it does. As a trusted nonprofit, LEAP delivers direct education and services for improved energy performance to address climate change; create

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April 23, 2018

Partner Spotlight: Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital’s Lights Out Campaign

Partner Spotlight: Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital’s Lights Out Campaign

Key Points – The sustainability team started the Lights Out campaign at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH) to focus on saving electricity. – The campaign was a competition that challenged staff to turn off lights and resulted in more than 17,000 lights turned off in four weeks. – Staff were encouraged to continue the effort by turning off lights, televisions

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April 16, 2018

Partner Spotlight: University of Virginia’s Office for Sustainability

Partner Spotlight: University of Virginia’s Office for Sustainability

Virginia Energy Sense interviewed the University of Virginia (UVA)’s Office for Sustainability’s Nina Morris to discuss how her office is playing a role in encouraging energy efficiency and environmental stewardship on campus. What is your role in the organization? I am the Sustainability Program Manager for Outreach, Engagement and Communications with the Office for Sustainability. I manage UVA Sustainability’s communications

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