Green Neighbors meeting minutes 2/13/17

Participants: Annette, Basav, Catherine, Nick, Gwen, David

Logistics

We’ve booked our next 3 meetings at Petworth Citizen, in the Reading Room at the back – March 20, April 17 and May 15. Catherine will be the facilitator at the March 20 meeting.

Chesapeake Climate Action Network Polar Bear Plunge – results

$1,295 total raised by Green Neighbors. We can keep $447.50 and the rest goes to CCAN.  $101,348 total raised by CCAN.

People’s Climate March – April 29th in DC, right after Earth Day

Nick attended a planning meeting Tuesday night of last week. There was a pretty good cross-section of metro area groups.  Table meeting – goal was to get lots of local groups in the room to come up with a plan together.

Green Neighbors has decided to officially join in planning the Climate March. We will outreach to people in our neighborhoods electronically as well as through flyer-ing at the metro and posting flyers on bulletin boards around the neighborhood. We will reach out to some local organizations to join the effort. Catherine will draft a letter to send to other organizations. Nick will be our official contact person.

We will also do outreach for the Science March on Earth Day.

Long-term potential GN activities later, a sample of ideas tbd:

  • Discuss our niche related to other organizations…
  • Provide “Green 101” training
  • Outreach to local businesses/institutions/residents about switching to clean energy
  • Lead in Water
  • CCAN Carbon Tax
  • RFK Stadium
  • Lorton, VA incinerator
  • NEW: Public transit issue…CFO WMATA, proposed service cuts, layoffs.  David will keep everyone informed.

Website

  • Increased # of folks viewing.
  • Resolutions article posted this week
  • DC green community organizations list to be constructed
  • Need help from fellow GN on “tips” that are local.

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