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“Dear PoPville,

After being long time renters in DC we are finally buying a house! Over the years I have seen various posts about security camera rebates, green energy programs, and other helpful tips and tricks for getting the best out of the programs the city has to offer to home owners. Unfortunately a lot of this info is now out of date or scattered around the internet deep in random comment sections. My hope is to start a thread where readers can find all of these helpful tips about these programs in one place. Please share your wisdom!”

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Thanks to Lara for sharing the, what looks like, a post carbque situation “in Mt. Vernon Sq. on 4th by Ridge St.”

And more importantly:

“I’d like to share the Opt to Act from REI which gives everyday citizens a 52 week guide to being a better environmental steward. Weekly challenges are assigned to give us the tools to improve our carbon footprint like opting out of junk mail (which no one wants in the first place) and how to recycle snack wrappers! Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

I live in Woodridge and our street was slated for leaf collection last week. We used the ‘new’ DPW app and got the notification on Fri. Nov. 22 that leaf collection would happen the week of 11/25-30. I and many neighbors followed the protocols and had leaves ready for pickup on 11/25. It was the holiday week and the crew showed up on 11/30 with their blowers and rakes and prepped the piles for vacuuming up by the truck. We saw the truck around the corner vacuuming up another nearby block around RI Ave and Monroe NE so had faith that they would turn the corner and finish the job on our street. They never showed up and it’s apparent that many other streets around the block weren’t collected either; Read More

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“Group Work Outs?”


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zach_cockrum

“Dear PoPville,

I am interested in getting more fit in the new year and know there are a ton of gyms with deals, but what I’m really interested in is doing it with a group. I’m not exactly sure how to find those. Not necessarily a bootcamp, but a group of people who are not so in shape being trained by the same person consistently every week in order to get stronger and healthier! Know any groups like that? They don’t even necessarily have to be associated with a gym, although it would be nice to be in that environment. Help appreciated!”

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“Dear PoPville,

Hi! My sad commuter bicycle really needs a tune up. I tried to replace the brakes myself over a year ago … got frustrated, gave up, and haven’t touched it since.

Do any fellow popville readers have any suggestions or favorite shops in DC?”

Ed. Note: With the recent closure of District Hardware and Bike as well as the The Bike Rack’s Brookland location and BicycleSpace in Adams Morgan and on K Street this will be a good thread for future reference/queries. Personally I have had great service at Conte’s Bike Shop at 3410 Wisconsin Ave, NW.

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“Dear PoPville,

How in the hell do we get off the Post Marketplace mailing list? We never signed up for it, we don’t even have a subscription to the newspaper and they constantly are spamming our physical inbox with it. Waste of paper & ink, and they go into our recycling without being looked at.”

Anyone ever successfully opt out of this mailing?

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“Dear PoPville,

does anyone know where can I recycle/responsibly dispose of old clothes and textiles that are no longer in a wearable/usable condition?

I know H&M does a recycling program, however, I don’t have a car, and after I do a large purge, I’\ll end up with multiple garbage bags of stuff that has essentially become rags. So, not ideal to hop into an Uber and dump them at H&M. I was just curious if anyone knew of any other organizations who offer textile recycling, espeicaly if any offer pick up services. Right now I’ve got a pile of stuff shoved in a corner of my apt because I would really like to avoid just throwing it all in the trash and letting it go straight into the landfill. Read More

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“Dear PoPville,

I’ve been looking around and was wondering if PoPville had any recommendations for local resume writer in DC. I’ve seen some past threads on PoPville threads about resume writers for federal jobs but couldn’t find anything related to private sector jobs. More specifically, I’d be interested in resume writers that specialize in the government affairs/ government relations sector. Does anyone in the PoPville Community have a suggestion?”

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