Celebrate Earth Day With These Eco-Friendly Activities

April 21, 2017 11:52 am

Earth Day is this Saturday, April 22, and celebrating this worldwide holiday means doing some good for our planet. Here are a few fun ideas for ways to celebrate Earth Day near Dahlgren.

  • Forget the car! Instead, take public transportation, ride your bike or even walk to get where you need to go.
  • Volunteer your time picking up trash on a local highway, plant trees with a nature conservancy, or plan a clothing drive to help the community while putting those old garments to good use.
  • If you don't already recycle, be sure to go over the building's recycling plan in honor of Earth Day. It's easier than you might think to separate your glass, plastic and paper!
  • Switch your bills to e-bills in order to cut down on paper waste. You might even find that it makes your monthly bill pay easier.
  • Invest in a reuseable water bottle so that you can stop purchasing plastic disposable bottles.
  • Update your lightbulbs with eco-friendly LED bulbs. These lightbulbs last longer and cut down on your energy use.
  • Enjoy some time outdoors. One of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day is by going for a hike, talking a walk in the neighborhood or riding your bike to enjoy the green spaces in the area.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

March 17, 2017 1:05 pm

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Dahlgren! Whether you like to drink green beer at your favorite Irish bar or make a traditional dinner of corned beef and soda bread, there are a number of ways to celebrate this beloved Irish holiday.

We'd love to hear how our residents like to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. If you have a special holiday tradition (or if you're starting a new one this year), share your St. Paddy's plans in the comment section!

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What Would Your Perfect Day Look Like?

March 17, 2017 12:57 pm

There's so much to do in the Dahlgren area, it's not hard to plan a day of fun and excitement. What would your perfect day look like? Whether you'd start with brunch and spend the rest of the day shopping or hit the trails on your mountain bike, let us know in the comments what you'd do on your perfect day!

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