It's everywhere. People going green, businesses going green, governments going green! It makes sense if we want to preserve and protect our planet. If you are ready to join the Go Green Movement, here are some things you can do right at home and in your community!
Change Your Habits and Reduce Your Impact to Protect the Environment
We can all make a difference. Small steps. Large strides. All actions no matter the size can help us move toward a greener and cleaner community. You can help around the house and your business by starting or increasing your efforts to conserve energy, reduce waste, control emissions and reduce pollution. Learn about efforts by local youth and their families to restore and improve our local natural areas
Volunteer Your Time and Help with Local Projects
Discover What Others are Doing and What You Can Do to Help Them
- Your Local Government Goes Green. Prince William County Government is involved in a number of initiatives to do our part to be good stewards of the planet. We hope you will join us by doing your part. Together, we will see amazing improvements and results!
- Who's Helping to Protect the Environment offers a list of agencies that work everyday on behalf of the Earth and offer programs so you can take part in those efforts, as well as a list of businesses that support our efforts.
- Green Leaders in Our Community spotlights citizens, organizations and businesses that provide outstanding service to our community as environmental stewards through dedicated action and sound practices.
- Horticulture Therapy is provided to individuals with serious mental illness and/or co-occuring disorders. It offers them opportunities to improve the quality of their lives and increase their independence in the community. The Friends of Horticulture Therapy are raising funds to build a new center to permanently house the program. It will include classrooms, offices and land so participants can benefit from hands-on experience to maintain gardens and other therapy projects. If you would like to learn more about this program or provide support, please visit www.foht.org.
Please do it now!
Did you know the rectangle drains along the curb feed directly to local streams and creeks? Many people think it leads to the waste water treatment plants. Please be careful not to dump any materials that could harm our local waters. These materials include used motor oil, leaves, grass clippings, pet waste and fertilizers. Please follow these methods to properly dispose of these items:
- Used motor oil can be recycled at the County Landfill
- Leaves and grass clippings can be composted in your backyard to create a valuable material to enrich your soil (or take to the County Landfill or Compost Facility for composing)
- Pet waste should be bagged and dispose in your trash
- Fertilizer can be taken to the County Landfill on Wednesdays and Saturdays for collection at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection (remember it is best to fertilize in the fall)