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An effort, made by local businesses, to reduce energy is being celebrated in Arlington County.
ARLINGTON, VA (Catholic Online) - On Thursday, the county is hosting an awards ceremony for its "Green Games" competition. The contest has businesses and property managers reduce their energy and water use, improve recycling, and have environmentally-friendly methods of transportation.
There are more than 100 offices participating in the competition, which is a year long. This number represents 15 million square feet of office space, which is about a third of the total number of office spaces in the county.
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Pope Benedict XVI's Prayer Intentions for January 2013
General Intention: The Faith of Christians. That in this Year of Faith Christians may deepen their knowledge of the mystery of Christ and witness joyfully to the gift of faith in him.
Missionary Intention: Middle Eastern Christians. That the Christian communities of the Middle East, often discriminated against, may receive from the Holy Spirit the strength of fidelity and perseverance.