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Week in Fairfax

Learn about Energy Efficiency

Residents may learn about energy efficiency during the Green Breakfast set for Saturday, July 14, from 8:30-10 a.m., at Brion’s Grille, 10621 Braddock Road in Fairfax. It’s in the University Shopping Mall (Braddock Road and Route 123). Susan Hafeli of Energy Action Fairfax is the guest speaker. Energy Action Fairfax is Fairfax County’s community energy-efficiency program that unites neighbors to help them save energy and improve the comfort of their homes.

Public Transit Meeting Set

The Fairfax County Department of Transportation is conducting the Countywide Transit Network Study to determine the type of transit systems needed to accommodate forecasted growth throughout the county over the next several decades. A public meeting will be held Monday, July 16, in rooms 9 and 10 of the county Government Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway in Fairfax. It’ll run from 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., with a 20-minute presentation at 7 p.m.

The study will develop recommendations for where Metrorail should be extended, where streetcar or light-rail systems are appropriate, and where dedicated lanes that allow buses to move faster could go. It will also recommend how the system may be phased in and funded over time.

Area residents are encouraged to attend the meeting or a workshop to discuss the study purpose and scope and schedule and help refine proposed study goals and objectives. They may also help identify possible modifications to the Comprehensive Plan designation of Enhanced Public Transportation Corridors.

Recycle During Electric Sunday

Residents may recycle old TVs, computers, peripheral electronic devices – such as keyboards, speakers, printers and scanners, as well as household hazardous wastes – including fluorescent light bulbs and tubes, for free, during Fairfax County’s "Electric Sunday" events. The next one is slated for Sunday, July 22, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the I-66 Transfer Station, 4618 West Ox Road in Fairfax. For more information, call 703-324-5052.