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Disruption, a free movie about climate change, premiers online Sept. 7. One of the best summaries of the history of climate science, going back to the 1800's starts at about 5:55 in the video. If you watched only 3 or 4 minutes of this, this would be a good part to view.



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

Free outdoor movies and concerts at Tysons Corner Center's new outdoor plaza  - thoughout the summer.

Capitol Riverfront Friday Night Concert Series (free concerts at Yards Park) - through Sept. 19

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.

Fall for the Book regional book festival Sept. 11-18




DC Vegfest Sept. 20 

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

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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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.

MPGe
base price
price after tax credit
Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid 95 $29,99027,490
Chevrolet Volt 98
34,170
26,670
Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid 100
31,635
29,135
Ford Focus Electric 105
35,170
27,670
Smart fortwo Electric Drive 107
25,000
17,500
Nissan LEAF 114
29,010
21,510
Honda Fit EV
(available at Maryland dealers)
118
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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