Environment Virginia Latest Blog Posts

The national chain prides itself on being a green grocer, but is falling short. Here are 10 steps that Whole Foods should take to be more sustainable in the new year.

What one right whale’s story can teach us about a species

In the time it takes you to brush your teeth tonight, Canada's boreal forest will lose three football fields of trees.

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Elly Boehmer
State Director

From bottled water to pens and pencils, an astounding amount of the everyday products we use come in plastic packaging. In fact, the US produces over 14 million tons of plastic packaging each year. 

Celebrating 61 years of our nation’s greatest wild place

The organizations who signed our letter to Walmart demonstrate the wide-ranging benefits of installing solar panels at big box retail stores

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Elly Boehmer
State Director

A Trump-era policy that rolled back protections for migratory birds has been reversed. Here is what that means for migratory birds in the US. 

Life begins in the space between land and sea. Funding in the Build Back Better Act can help keep these places intact.

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Elly Boehmer
State Director

Virginia contains 3,285 square miles of perennial surface water, which makes up nearly 8% of the entire state. Unfortunately, much of this water is polluted and unsafe for humans and wildlife. So which bodies of water in Virginia are at risk, and what is being done to protect them?  

Many Thanksgiving favorites wouldn’t be the same without bees