IN PURSUIT OF A
Conservation is a large issue. We created this section to put our arms around the topic and make it easy to incorporate into our daily lives. We hope to guide and inspire you, learning with you and from you, on our conservation journey together.
~ Jill and Ellen
Waste Reduction isn’t just about recycling our household products. In fact, waste reduction is about refusing single use plastics, rethinking our choices and reducing our consumption BEFORE our waste gets to the recycling point. The last choice is recycling. This section of our website contains tips and techniques to help you evaluate your consumption habits and contemplate how you might reduce waste in your household. We aim to update this section as we find new ideas to share, so click here frequently.
Legislation comes from ideas.
Advocacy is the promotion of ideas into laws.
When you advocate for the environment, you are trying to persuade members of the Virginia legislature or the US House of Representatives or Senate to pass legislation favorable to our collective conservation goals. Sometimes, you will advocate to defeat or repeal legislation unfavorable to our cause.
It's that simple.
Healthy Yard Healthy Planet
What makes a healthy yard or garden?
How does doing your part to achieve a healthy yard make for a healthy planet?
In this section you will learn about:
Taking the Healthy Yard Pledge
Native Plants and Pollinators
Did you know that club member Hylah Boyd is an award-winning conservationist? Click here to watch a short video where Hylah tells the story of how she became a conservationist--personally and professionally. She encourages TGC members to be concerned citizens and act on environmental issues. Her current issues involve land preservation.
Hylah answers our questions in a more extensive video on the Healthy Yard Pledge and Say No to Single Use Plastics. She discusses mulch, weeds, composting, and native plants as well as the perils of takeout food; the importance of reusable bags; and how no one is perfect but we all can play a part in conservation. Click here to watch!