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Wright Scoop Inspires City Council Go Green, Change Ecological Health

Glen Allen VA-based The Wright Scoop –Sylvia Hoehns Wright, recipient of the "Turning America from Eco-weak to Eco-chic" award sponsored by Project Evergreen, Hines Horticulture and Today's Garden Center magazine – inspires city of Petersburg VA Council to change ecological health.

Petersburg, VA, August 15, 2011 --( During a city of Petersburg VA Council planning session held in Smithfield VA August 4-6, 2011, the Wright Scoop - Sylvia Hoehns Wright,, host a workshop discussion, Ecological Health of Communities, challenging attendees to create community green, sustainable urban/suburban landscapes. As a result, the Council voted to make "going green" a viable economic objective.

About Petersburg VA -
Located along the eastern seaboard, approximately halfway between New York and Florida, Petersburg is situated at the juncture of Interstates 95 and 85, just 23 miles south of Virginia's state capital of Richmond. The 23.1 square mile city is one of 13 jurisdictions that comprise the Richmond-Petersburg Metropolitan Statistical Area. Petersburg,, is the center of the Appomattox Basin regional economy that includes the counties of Chesterfield, Dinwiddie and Prince George and the cities of Hopewell and Colonial Heights.

Eco-Legacy: Changing America’s Landscape -
Having attended Wright's workshop, Changing America’s Landscape, during the National Cities Conference held in DC, "I was anxious," says Councilor Kenneth Pritchett, "to start a Go Green effort for my community." Sharing first-hand knowledge of the impact of urban development on her central Virginia wet-land property, Wright explored techniques proven to move America's landscapes from eco-weak to eco-chic, creating a legacy of healthy community green spaces. "The present-day challenge," says Wright "for community leaders is to create eco-healthy public spaces, adopt a “waste not, want not” commitment - become caretakers for the environmental community. For, individually and collectively we face a critical decision: either implement green land use strategies and create eco-healthy spaces or continue use of practices that contribute to the decline of eco-systems."

About Wright –
Sylvia Hoehns Wright - a graduate of the Virginia Natural Resource Leadership Institute program - is featured by Virginia Home Grown WCVE Richmond PBS TV, the Richmond Times Dispatch newspaper, State by State Gardening magazines and Birds & Blooms magazine for her hands-on eco-efficient landscape/garden activities. A recognized "green writer" by the VA Press Women, she contributes columns and articles to Green Profit and Today’s Garden Center magazines and the Mid-Atlantic Grower newspaper; and blogs for Build Green TV and the state of Virginia "plant more plants" program.

Somewhat jokingly, Wright refers to the history of her present-day title, eco-chic specialist. "Initially," she says, "media referred to my eco-strategies as the by-product of a naturalist. Then, when I contributed to state-wide media publications, I became known as eco-wise. After speaking and publishing in the DC area, my work was referred to as eco-savvy. And, it was through participating in the Green Festival held in DC and acquiring a national award that I picked up the label, eco-chic. Still, regardless of terms used to describe my eco perspective as long as people hear the message – achieve ‘a legacy of healthy ecological green’, I’m happy."

A one-on-one coach, consultant, keynote/departmental speaker and/or workshop instructor, details of Wright’s books are available at Sylvia Wright's Storefront - and activities at web site For assistance, contact or call 804-672-6007; or, follow her activities through facebook group The Wright Scoop or twitter ID WrightScoop.

As recipient of the Turning America from Eco-weak to Eco-chic Award, Wright challenges all to move their life-styles from eco-weak to eco-chic – "green" life’s garden, one scoop at a time!

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