With Warming, East Coast Forests Sequester More CO2

Reposted from Wild Virginia.

Vegetation Monitoring Crew member in Shenandoah National Park, 2013.

As a human species, we seem to be doing our best to overwhelm the natural balances of the earth: we waste about 1/3 of all food produced (and up to 40% in the U.S.), we cut down 46-58,000 square miles of […]

Dreaded Atlantic Coast Pipeline Application Filed on 9/18/15

Reposted from Friends of Shenandoah Mountain, September 19, 2015

Dominion Resources and its partners filed an application with FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) on Sept. 18 to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). The proposed ACP route crosses Shenandoah Mountain south of Rt. 250 through Cow Knob Salamander habitat and then passes through the corner […]

Future Bluestone Trail Extension

Reposted from the Shenandoah Valley Bicycle Coalition, September 16, 2015


Project Under Design:

In 2015, the City of Harrisonburg and James Madison University were awarded $364,500 from Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Revenue Sharing funds to extend the Bluestone Trail from Sonner Hall to Carrier Drive on JMU campus. The City is administering […]

Home Energy Audits in Harrisonburg City

Reposted from Design Matters, The Gaines Group: Harrisonburg Architect by Charles Hendricks, April 1, 2015.

I am now performing Home Energy Audits for Harrisonburg Electric Commission (HEC). These are base line / help you reduce your monthly electric bills / more of an air leakage test than full energy audit kind of review for your […]

Hello Harrisonburg Hits Town

Former Mayor and current City Council member Kai Degner launched a new communication tool on June 1, 2015, in the way of a local podcast focused on Harrisonburg. Hello Harrisonburg features one-on-one conversations between Kai and local leaders, designers, entrepreneurs, business owners, activists, educators … to help tell the story of Harrisonburg, VA.

About 30 […]

WMRA: Clean Virginia Series

View from Mary’s Rock in Shenandoah National Park by Kara Lofton

Freelance reporter Kara Lofton has completed an 8 part series on environmental issues affecting Virginia as reported on WMRA.

The series sets out to “… explore the state of Virginia’s unique environment, specifically its water, air and soil. How does agriculture affect our […]

Earth Day…and Beyond!

April is a wonderful “green” month in a variety of ways. Spring is springing a little late this year, so April is the month of buds and blossoms, of starters and sprouts. We can see more people out in their gardens, jogging, walking, biking, and congregating in any number of places without roof and walls. […]

HR Green Tales: Shenandoah Group of the Sierra Club

The Sierra Club is the country‚Äôs oldest, and easily one of the best-known, environmental organizations. The legendary naturalist John Muir founded it in 1892, with a mission to preserve, protect, and enjoy nature. Since then, the Sierra Club has been a leader on a number of environmental initiatives aimed at […]

Going Green in 2013

Last year, 2012, was the first full year of the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Green Network. It has been an amazing process, with many of the area’s leading green organizations, businesses, and individuals coming together to build the “network” and give it a mission. And muscle.

It was exciting to take part in and support some familiar community […]


Welcome, everyone, to Harrisonburg Rockingham Green Network’s revised website. We are a collection of sustainability-related organizations in the city of Harrisonburg and the county of Rockingham in the central Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. Our members include an array of non-profit and for-profit organizations, but we all share an interest in making our region more sustainable.

We […]