Ways You Can Help the Environment

Bike More

Get out and enjoy nature on your bike. Check out the cool mountain biking trails FredTrails maintains.

Buy Less, Borrow More

Instead of buying new of everything, buy used or borrow products. What cool books and more can you borrow from the Central Rappahannock Regional Library?

Use a Reusable Water Bottle

Ditch the plastic disposable water bottle and invest in a reusable one. Bring yours to the Earth Day festival and refill it at the water station

Get Involved

Join volunteer groups that help the environment like Rappahannock Group Sierra Club.

Plant a Tree

Look into how you can plant a tree. Tree Fredericksburg is a great local resource.

Turn Off the Lights

Conserving energy saves you money and protects the environment. Check out these Top 16 Ways to Save Energy.

Reduce then Recycle

Cut down on your waste and dispose of it safely by following your local guidelines like: R-Board. Learn how to dispose of asbestos properly too!

Recycle Old Batteries

Recycle all of your old batteries and electronics at local office supply stores like Staples.

Walk More

Skip taking the car when you’re exploring downtown. The Rappahannock River Heritage Trail is a great place to start.

Spend Time in Nature

Spending time in nature will not only give you a better appreciation of our planet, it reduces stress as well. Get Back to Nature!

Love Your Rappahannock River

Visit and explore one of Fredericksburg’s coolest features. Are you a Friend of the Rappahannock?

Reuse Your Coffee Grounds

Is making coffee part of your daily routine? Check out these 11 Ways to Reuse Coffee Grounds

Visit Parks

Our area is home to tons of amazing citystate, and national parks. Get out and enjoy them!

Conserve Water

Cut down on the amount of water you use at home. Try these 17 Tips for Conserving Water


Use these resources to get started: Home Composting Guide and Composting Links.

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