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September is Yoga Month Many studios are giving a free week of yoga lessons to folks who'd like to try out yoga for the first time.

A new bill in Congress would make polluters pay, and the revenue would go to Americans with valid Social Security numbers. learn more

Maryland Renaissance Festival - some days during August, September and October; check site for specific days

Here'a s look at the plug-in version of the Prius.

Skyline Drive opening day

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Folks have enjoyed the fall colors along the Skyline Drive since it's opening in 1932. Here's last years fall color report to give you an idea of the best time to go. mountain view webcam

Simple Recipes for Joy: More Than 200 Delicious Vegan Recipes will be available mid-September. Notice the yoga postures author Sharon Gannon does in the video. At 63, she is flexible and healthy. Luncheon, Talk and Book-Signing Party with Sharon Gannon Sept. 27

DC Walk for the Animals & Pet-A-Palooza Sept. 27

The Occoquan Craft Show is Sept. 27 and 28. Here's a clip from the Spring show.

There's several farms in the area that let you pick your own apples and other fruits and veggies. Maryland Virginia

You can pick your own pumpkin. Maryland Virginia

Here's some of the Maryland and  Virginia Fall Festivals.

Fall for Fairfax Kidsfest Oct. 4-5

Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary 17th annual Open House and Fundraiser; RSVP requested. Oct. 5

An updated Prius is expected in December. The big news is that there will be a battery option. Buyers will be able to choose from a standard battery, like what's used now. Or an optional lithium-ion battery will be available, which a Toyota senior manager said would give fuel economy numbers "that will surprise everyone".

Here's an all electric bus that's already in use in some cities. The manufacturer, Proterra, makes these buses in Greenville, SC.

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Some of the cheese used by companies like Dominos, Pizza Hut, and Papa Johns came from a supplier that used milk from the farm in this video.

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Recommended electric vehicles and Plug-in Hybrids - mileage figures are miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe); prices are BEFORE federal tax credit. These credits (for electric vehicles   for plug-in hybrids) range from $2,500 to 7,500. Note, the Volt is not actually a hybrid; it's considered an electric car, so it qualifies for the $7,500 credit.

base price
price after tax credit
Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid 95 $29,99027,490
Chevrolet Volt 98
Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid 100
Ford Focus Electric 105
Smart fortwo Electric Drive 107
Nissan LEAF 114
Honda Fit EV
(available at Maryland dealers)
lease only

Probably the best values in LED bulbs:
Philips 433227 10.5-watt Slim Style Dimmable A19 LED Light Bulb, Soft White

Ledare bulb from IKEA (60 watt equivalent for $4.49)

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Search pics of lots of pets from area shelters.


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Companies are stepping up to the plate and making very large green power purchases:


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