Saturday, January 16, 2010

Potomac Overlook Park - Same Old Park, More Green PR

Hello, Yupette,

I visited the Potomac OverLook Nature Center, now the James Mayer Memorial Nature Center, the other day to see what the Energerium is all about. The Energerium consists of a number of plaques affixed to the inside walls asking visitors to turn off unused lights, buy compact florescent bulbs, etc. The solar panel demonstration project is apparently not producing energy. Solar water heating panels were recently installed on the Park Ranger's home, and are working well. The worst of the invasive plants have been removed.


Monday, January 11, 2010

Green Party Asks for Inclusion on Environmental Taskforce

Writing to County Board Chairman Jay Fisette on January 7th, Arlington Green Party Chairman John Reeder asked for inclusion of a Green Party representative on the County's environmental task force. Reeder also stated that the taskforce is "disproportionately composed of representatives of fossil fuel companies and associations."