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Virginia ( (listen)), officially the Commonwealth of Virginia, is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States, between the Atlantic Coast and the Appalachian Mountains. The geography and climate of the Commonwealth are shaped by the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chesapeake Bay, which provide habitat for much of its flora and fauna. The capital of the Commonwealth is Richmond; Virginia Beach is the most-populous city, and Fairfax County is the most-populous political subdivision. The Commonwealth's population in 2020 was over 8.65 million, with 36% of them living in the Baltimore–Washington metropolitan area.

Climate action[edit | edit source]

Chesapeake Climate Action Network

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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Northern Virginia Conservation Trust

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Solar power in Virginia on rooftops is estimated to be capable of providing 24% of electricity used in Virginia

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Wikipedia: Hiking trails in Virginia (category)

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Appalachian Voices is an American environmental organization. Their stated environmental concerns include eliminating air pollution, ending mountaintop removal, cleaning up coal ash pollution and promoting renewable energy and energy efficiency.

The organization has offices in Boone, North Carolina, Charlottesville, Virginia, Norton, Virginia, and Knoxville, Tennessee.

Appalachian Voices publishes "The Appalachian Voice," a 71,000-circulation, bi-monthly news publication covering environmental and cultural news in the central and southern Appalachian region.

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2015

Building new roots in America, one farmers market at a time, August 25 [1]


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