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Rethink Energy: What Can I Do?

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This regularly-scheduled sponsored Q&A column is written by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Energy team (AIRE). This county program helps you make smart energy decisions that save you money and leaves a lighter footprint on the environment. Got a question? Email us at [email protected]!

You’ve heard it all before at year’s end. Blah blah blah make a change. Blah blah blah eat more kale. Blah blah blah save money, set a goal, make a resolution, etc.

Before you pop some champagne and celebrate the new year with friends, it never hurts to start thinking about the year to come. With the landmark Paris climate agreement, our global community is taking unprecedented action together toward a more sustainable planet. Our collective action is where the rubber meets the road.

Resolutions related to money and health top most resolution lists, but we’d like to ask you to rethink how those can relate to energy. Regardless of the personal changes you decide to make in your life, the New Year is a great time to join other Arlingtonians and create a climate of change in our community.

Rethink Energy Challenge logo“What can I do to save energy?” That is one of the questions we hear most.

Take one minute and click this link to take the Winter Rethink Energy Challenge! Reducing your energy use is easy, saves you money, and helps make Arlington a more sustainable community.

Arlington’s energy team challenges you to rethink energy over the coming year by trying one or more of the Rethink Energy Challenge tips. Come join us!

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Just hop aboard The Lunch Train and set the destination for: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, or nightlife!

– No app necessary. Simply go to the website if you’d like!
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– Use your current location or a desired location
– Add restaurants you’re interested in, invite your friends, and play the game!

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Lyon Park & Ashton Heights’ biennial home & garden biennial tour is back. The tour will include contemporary custom homes, older historic bungalows as well as renovated properties. One of the stunning homes on the tour is pictured above.  In addition to beautiful & unique homes, the Villa & Vistas ’22 event will conclude with a festive reception at the Lyon Park Community Center at 414 N Fillmore Street, Arlington VA 22201. What could be better right?

All proceeds from this event will go to the Lyon Park Citizens Association (LPCA) towards our neighborhood jewel & hub, the Lyon Park Community Center (LPCC).

When: Sunday, October 2nd, Noon – 4 PM. 

Where: Meet to get your tickets and the tour map at the Lyon Park Community Center (414 N Fillmore Street) We will have a table with information outside.

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Vini Franchetti Wine Dinner

Join us as we explore Vini Franchetti & their two sister vineyards Passopisciaro (Sicily) and Vini Franchetti (Tuscany) for our Sicily/Tuscany Wine Dinner!

Sunday, Oct 9 @ 6pm

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