Green Neighbors DC gives testimony on B22-904, the Clean Energy Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018, for the DC City Council

Last month, the Chesapeake Climate Action Network (CCAN) invited Green Neighbors DC to present testimony on the proposed Clean Energy Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018, put forward by Councilmember Mary Cheh for the DC City Council, and they helped organize our inclusion in the process.  Annette Olson, a GNDC member since 2014, presented the testimony […]
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Food Recovery Week

From the DC Food Recovery Working Group: DC Food Recovery Week – October 13-20, 2012. Looking to up your sustainable cooking game, learn more about composting or otherwise help fight food waste in the DC region? Check out DC Food Recovery Week! From Oct. 13 to 20, cooking classes, compost trainings, networking events and restaurant […]
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Fall is here, with Events in the DC Area

Labor Day is past, and now all sorts of environmental events are popping up.  Here’s a sample. Rise for the Climate, Saturday and Sunday, September 8-9, 2018, Rockville, MD.  National Drive Electric Week exhibit – September 8-16th, on the National Mall. Climate First holds protests monthly against Wells Fargo, with protests happening on September 14 […]
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GNDC Fall Kickof Meeting Sept. 17th, at 4024 5th Street NW: please come with your ideas, dreams for GNDC!

After a summer hiatus, we’ll be starting up again in the fall, discussing fall activities, future plans, and membership.  Sadly, our past founders and co-leaders, Catherine and Basav, have moved to MD, and over the next few months will be passing the reins (and the email account) to the rest of us.  We’ll write more […]
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A Summer Clothing Swap and Repair Event

The Sustainability team at Optoro, a tech start-up working in reverse logistics based in DC, is hosting a public Summer Swap Shop on Friday, August 17 from 2:00-6:00 PM at Wunder Garten (1101 First St NE), and Green Neighbor folks were specifically invited. The event will bring together people from the DC community to “trade […]
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A Summer Hiatus in GNDC Meetings

Hi all, we’re taking a summer hiatus, as all of Washington DC typically does in August.  But join us in September as our meetings start up again.  We’re looking for new members, especially in helping organize events.  We’re also looking to work with other organizations to run joint events.   Please come with ideas. Our meetings […]
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Recycling in the DC Area – and other Resources

Hi all,  Our Resources Page has been updated, so check it out when you can. And as part of the latest resource we’ve put together, here is a flyer about recycling in the DC Area – what can you recycle – and where.  Hope you can make use of it! GNDC Flyer – Area recycling […]
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Night of the Environmentalists – Veggie Potluck & Outdoor Movie, Saturday, June 16 at 6:30 PM – 10 PM

My friend Max and I are finally fulfilling our New Year’s resolution: to throw a vegan/vegetarian (more vegan) potluck at my place. I’ve been vegetarian now for 25 years, and Max has been a vegan for eight, so this potluck is to celebrate and share the great, great recipes we’ve been tasting. But there’s more. […]
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Green Neighbors DC members are kicking the plastic straw habit. Here’s how.

Thanks to Lisa, a Green Neighbors member, we have decided to kick the plastic straw habit via the #refusethestraw campaign, and Lisa has made up a mini-flyer that you can hand out (or carry with you and just show) waiters, friends, etc as to why one should “refuse the straw.” document: no straw green neighbors […]
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Green Neighbors DC meets on Monday, April 16, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, at Petworth Citizen

Green Neighbors will meet on Monday, April 16, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. We will meet in the Reading Room in the back of the Petworth Citizen, 829 Upshur Street NW . We will discuss plans for future events, including a possible film screening. Hope to see you there! Catherine —