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WEF Staff Pitch In To Improve the Local Community and Environment

August 23, 2018

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WEF Service 2018 Featured

Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff have been busy making a difference in the community and local environment. During the past several months, volunteers have helped pick up litter, recycle paper, and donate sandwiches to those in need. “Plogging” for litter WEF staff joined in a European trend called “plogging” that combines exercise with […]

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WEF Eco Cycles and Shreds Through Environmental Stewardship Goals

January 25, 2018

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At Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) headquarters, staff members work to plan conferences, provide career development opportunities, and support more than 30,000 members. In addition to these labors, WEF makes time to minimize its footprint on the local environment. The WEF Eco team, launched in 2007, spearheads this effort. In 2017, the team led […]

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WEF Staff Make the Local Environment a Little Cleaner for the Holidays

January 12, 2017

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Service Project 2016 Featured

On Nov. 3, Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff took a break from work to make a big difference for the local environment. For the 2016 WEF Eco service project, 23 staff volunteers pitched in to clean the Oronoco Bay and Rivergate City parks, located a short distance away from WEF’s headquarters. Equipped with […]

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WEF Continues Its Green Streak

September 22, 2015

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As part of WEF's Low Carb(on) Diet Initiative, in 2007 WEF constructed a green roof and terrace. WEF photo/Fulcher.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) is keeping its green-streak going by expanding its recycling program and refreshing the water-saving features of its garden. WEF has been recycling plastic, metal, paper, cardboard, and glass since 1993. Twice a week, rubbish removal picks up four 363-L (96-gal) containers filled with recyclable materials. In addition to […]

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WEF Celebrates Spring with Community Service and Commuter Challenge

June 30, 2015

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Every spring in celebration of Earth Day and World Water Day, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF; Alexandria) staff volunteer environmental group, WEFEco, reaches out to the local community. This year, WEF participated in both an Earth Day event and the Commuter Challenge in Alexandria, Va. Reaching out to the community On April 25, staff volunteer […]

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WEF Staff Share the Value of Water Message with Local Students

July 25, 2014

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Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff members took time to spread the message of the value of water and to educate about wastewater treatment. On June 10, WEF welcomed 75 middle-school students from Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy (Alexandria, Va.) to its headquarters as part of the service project “Operation H2O,” organized by the staff volunteer group, […]

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Walking the Talk for Water

June 20, 2013

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WEF staff spread water quality message through community service and outreach   Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) staff ventured outside the office to educate the public about and improve water quality in honor of Earth Day. Staff volunteered for the City of Alexandria’s 2013 Earth Day event and to clean up the Potomac River […]

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