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Innsbrook selling compost bins, rain barrels

As part of 'Innsbrook Saves the Earth Week,’ the Innsbrook Foundation is offering 80-gallon Earth Machine compost bins; 55-gallon Systern rain barrels; and 6-gallon stack-and-carry recycling bins for sale through March 21.

The Earth Machine is available for $55, the rain barrel for $65 and the recycling bins for $7 apiece. For details or to place an order, visit http://www.innsbrook.com Order.s will be delivered during Innsbrook Saves the Earth week, April 11-15.

Innsbrook officials have planned five days of events to encourage Earth-friendly actions, including a clean up of the Innsbrook lake and an energy savings seminar and expo.

For details or to order, visit http://www.innsbrook.com/innsdata/events/article_1503.shtml
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Emily Francis (left) of Richmond Green Drinks and Cary Jamieson of The Steward School checked out the cherry tomato crop Aug. 20 at the school's Bryan Innovation Lab following a visit by members of Green Drinks. Jamieson, director of the Bryan Innovation Lab, was among the speakers who pointed out various sustainable features of the building and its surroundings, including geothermal, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal energy systems, as well as rain gardens and large storage cisterns (like the one pictured) to minimize groundwater pollution. > Read more.

Canterbury Recreation Association ‘wins’ the ‘Dunk Hunger’ drive


For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.

CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.

“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.
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‘Uncanny Valley’ coming to HATTheatre


5th Wall Theatre will present “Uncanny Valley” by Thomas Gibbons at HATTheatre, 1124 Westbriar Dr., Sept. 10 through Oct. 3. Starring award-winning actors Jacqueline Jones and Alexander Sapp, and directed by Morrie Piersol. Talkbacks will follow select performances. > Read more.






 

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