Going Green

Can you imagine finishing a meal by eating the very same utensils you used to consume it? How about the ability to choose between plain, sweet, and savory flavored edible utensils? If the folks at The Mather have their way, plastic utensils will soon be a thing of the past and the planet will be better for it.

And it’s not just The Mather that’s committed to the health of the environment. Lots of companies in Northern Virginia, including Washington Gas and BOWA, are finding ways large and small to support sustainability and to incorporate “green” practices into their businesses and the community.

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Life Plan Communities Offer Another Alternative to Aging in Place

Mark and Sharon Brender, retirees who live in a townhouse in Arlington, Va., love living in an urban environment, walking to shops and restaurants and hopping on Metro for cultural opportunities in normal times.

But at 70, Mark Brender says he realizes that he and his 73-year-old wife may not always want to live in a three-level home with stairs.

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