[News 10/31/07] It’s not easy being green

“Local Pollution Counters Region’s Reputation as Eco-Leader” (WaPo, 10/31)

> For WG members: Wed., Nov. 7: Join in a dialogue with key government representatives about how to successfully implement the landmark Green Building Legislation in Fall 2008.

A $77 million gift from Washington Post Co. Chairman Donald E. Graham to his wife, Mary Graham, “will be placed in a trust to be administered by her and will help establish a foundation. The foundation’s mission is being finalized.” (WaPo, 10/31)

“Foundations push presidential candidates to discuss poverty” (PND, 10/31)

“The Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy is launching a groundbreaking study, The Joys and Dilemmas of Wealth.” (wire, 10/30)

[Md.] New report from Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute: “Left Behind in the Budget Debate” – “…the current budget seriously under-funds critical programs and services impacting vulnerable populations.” (wire, 10/30)

[D.C.] Mayor Fenty and Chancellor Rhee will hold an Education Town Hall for Youth on Saturday (click and scroll down). 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at THEARC. Fenty and Rhee will outline their plans and solicit ideas from students. (WaPo, 10/31)

[D.C.] “Shortchanging charter schools” (WaTimes editorial, 10/29) – “Some legal analysts say the supplemental request… would illegally bypass the Uniform Per Student Funding Formula…”

Courtland Milloy celebrates our region’s drop in teen pregnancy and birth rates. (WaPo, 10/31)

[Va.] “The Faces Of Affordable Housing” in Arlington, Va. (Connection, 10/30)