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Planting at University Park Elementary School

UNIVERSITY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLANTING Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration is required. Please register at this link: http://www.anacostiaws.org/9517-planting-university-park-elementary-school Maximum number of volunteers: 30 Meeting Location: University Park Elementary School, 4315 Underwood St, University … Continue reading

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University Park Elementary Helps Anacostia River

University Park Elementary School is doing its part to improve the Anacostia watershed. The nonprofit Anacostia Watershed Society is digging up the school’s soccer field and areas around the playground to install new stormwater pipes and drainage basins as part of … Continue reading

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Solar Power Grows on Route 1

A new apartment complex will be the greenest yet along Route 1. Studio 3807 in Brentwood will have solar panels on the roof that will reduce consumption by almost 80 percent and charging stations for electric cars in the garage. It will be built … Continue reading

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Hyattsville Signs Climate Mayors Pledge

Hyattsville joined a list of U.S. cities pledging to try to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. Mayor Candace Hollingsworth signed a pledge from 279 mayors to move ahead with commitments to the climate change agreement, which President Trump withdrew … Continue reading

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Vigilante Offers Coffee Grounds for Your Garden

If you like Vigilante’s coffee, you can get some to go—for your garden. Like many coffee shops, the Hyattsville hangout offers its used grounds for free to customers who want to use it in their gardens or compost piles. (Starbucks … Continue reading

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Why Prince George’s County Banned Styrofoam

Here’s a fun Earth Day tidbit: Prince George’s County banned styrofoam last year. Since July 1, the use of polystyrene packaging (known as “packing peanuts”), cups and takeout containers has been prohibited in the county. The county was at the forefront of … Continue reading

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The State of 5731 Baltimore Avenue

It’s not hard to miss the abandoned gas station at 5731 Baltimore Ave. when you drive into Hyattsville from the north. It lies at the southern edge of Riverdale Park just as you enter the new Arts District Hyattsville, a … Continue reading

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Wind-Powered Homes in Hyattsville

We’ve noticed several people in the neighborhood display a blue sign in their yard that reads “I’m a Clean Energy Home.” Not sure what that meant, we did some research and here’s what we found out. Clean Currents is a residential … Continue reading

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