We’ve launched the DPR Garden Tool Share site online – and in person!

Green Neighbors DC is supporting DPR’s previously little known Garden Tool Share Program , located at 14th and Taylor NW, to make it far more known and more broadly useful. They actually have a ton of garden tools: rakes, weed-whackers, hedge trimmers, shovels, bee equipment, and composters. They also have solar ovens, a shop vac, paper shredders, […]
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GNDC Meeting, tonight, 6:00 – 7:30 pm. The DPR Tool library, DC Enviro Groups – and more!

Happy warm weather! Did you know that when I first moved to DC almost 30 years ago, the average number of days with 95+deg days was 4? It is now 9. In 2040 it will be roughly 45. So let’s do something about this. Join us for some excellent planning of events, activities, content development, […]
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Intersections of Environmentalism: Youth and Justice

Environmental catastrophe does not discriminate among its victims— but our neglect to properly address climate change and how it will affect those most vulnerable will create overwhelming disparities. Over the last few decades, the issues caused by climate change have become more apparent and less deniable. For many concerned, threats to natural entities such as […]
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Youth Environmental Organizations in the District

And another great factsheet by our new intern Peter Martin! (See our Active Environmental Justice Groups in DC factsheet here). This list of youth groups comes in both a long and a short format – the better to spread the news with. Peter chatted with a number of folks about potential organizations to list, but […]
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Environmental Justice Groups in DC

So many wonderful people live in DC who want to help solve environmental justice issues here at home and bring equity – and safety – to others. This is a list our great new intern Peter Martin has put together of environmental justice groups focused on DC that are open to members. From homegrown, neighborhood […]
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WIN-TV interviews GNDC tomorrow!

We’ll talk about climate change’s potential (probable) impacts on DC, and some of what we do at GNDC to help make DC, well, green.

Did You Know – DC has a TOOL LIBRARY?!

Need to borrow a keyhole saw? How about a paper shredder? Hedge trimmers, shovels, soil-testing kits, a ladder, wheelbarrows, some ….

GNDC sent in comments on DC/DOT plans for new streetlighting

In a response to a notice sent out by the International Dark Sky Association about DC’s Department of Transportation’s request for new streetlighting that would be actually brighter than standards and thus affect wildlife and humans alike, we did a poll of GNDC members to see whether we should officially send comments to DC City […]
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Streetlights and Birds – Testify on the 26th!

Hello from DarkSky.org, The DC Department of Transportation (DDOT) plans to replace all of the District’s 75,000 streetlights with new LED lights. While LEDs are more energy-efficient than older lights, DDOT’s plan calls for the use of new lights that are far too bright – much, much brighter than what is set out in national […]
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GNDC Meeting this Sunday, 6:00, Virtual!

Lots to catch up on with GNDC with our monthly meeting this Sunday at 6 pm, virtual.  Did you know, for instance that DC has a Tool library?! If interested in joining us, email us at this address, so we can send you the zoom link.  Thanks! So basic agenda: Introductions Old business:      Introduction of […]
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