Author Archives: Annette Olson

New October (fall?) hours for the Tool Library!

Due to travel and new volunteers, and all sorts of activities, we have new appointment hours for the tool library. Tuesdays – 10-11 am, please email kfedler@his.com. Thursdays -4:30 – 5:30 pm, email joshua.singer@dc.gov (starting October 14th) Fridays 5-6 pm, email greenneighborsdc@gmail.com Sundays – 2 – 3 pm, email greenneighborsdc@gmail.com. Come check out the tool […]
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First tour full – 2nd tour added: Anacostia River Tour, August 29th, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

We are organizing this boat tour (now tours!) of the impactful, beautiful Anacostia River, conducted by Anacostia Riverkeepers, for any interested resident.  And, yes, the river is very beautiful once you get away from the downtown dock, and it’s very peaceful – but also environmentally historic. The Riverkeeper who will be leading the tour will tell us […]
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GNDC’s 1st Happy Hour!

Join Green Neighbors DC for a happy hour taking place next Thursday, July 15th at 5:30 p.m.! We’ll be celebrating summer outside at The Pub & The People‘s patio. Come for a happy hour of drinks, fun, and most importantly fresh air. It will be a great way to unwind from the week and meet other GNDC’ers! Feel […]
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GNDC Hosts a Tour of Tools this Saturday! DC’s Shared Tool Library.

DC HAS A TOOL LIBRARY!  Did you know?!?  Neither did we until late last year.  We were trying to decide whether to start one, but this great one, also known as DPR’s Garden Tool Share already exists, with 139 types of tools, not all garden-related!  Weed-whackers, power washers, hedge trimmers, paper-shredders, composters, a table saw, […]
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Help Us Save Our Park

Lois asked me to share the following. I’m a little bit behind on it, so don’t waste time, please, if you want to sign the petition Greetings, I am part of the Foxhall neighborhood that is trying to save our Recreational Park in DC.The DC Councilmember, Mary Cheh, has decided to build a school on […]
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GNDC at Petworth Community Market tomorrow — stop by!

GNDC will be at the Petworth Community Market tomorrow – having a table topped with tools!  Come by and chat and learn about DC’s relaunched tool library (we’re giving tours next Saturday, the 26th, 14th and Taylor). We’ll also have info about rain barrels and rain gardens, green roofs, lead in our water, DC environmental […]
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A quick, virtual GNDC Meeting this Sunday! 6 pm

Hello all,  Despite it being Father’s day this Sunday, we want to have a short meeting for updates and quick decisions. Also, as we’re having our booth at the Petworth Community Market this Saturday and some of us will be working (pardon me, having great fun there!!), we’ll keep it all sweet and short.  We’ve […]
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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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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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