Author Archives: Annette Olson

Freezing Fun in the New Year, and other news

So much is happening in the New Year that we’re excited to start off our planning meeting this coming Sunday at 6 – 7:30 p.m.  Please, join us if you can.  We’ll be discussing the Polar Bear plunge fundraising (more below!), plus the survey results on what GNDC should prioritize, the Tool Library and its […]
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Last Call for the Tool Library, and GNDC Happy Hour tonight!

Should have posted this sooner, but we’re having our pre-Thanksigiving and other holidays celebration tonight at Midlands Beer Garden (address below). When we chose this place last week, it was 70 degrees outside; it’s a little chillier today, but luckily, we also reserved an inside table. As far as I know, we’re all vaccinated, some […]
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The Next Big Thing – regarding Climate Change in DC

Hello everyone whose green in the District! There is a great conference happening this week, starting today (at 2 pm), that is all about how “The Next Big” thing to deal with in DC, bad and good, regarding climate change.  The full schedule is below, (the first talk is at 2 pm about whether Net-Zero […]
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November last month open for the tool library til spring. Get stuff now!

Fall tidying is here. Although it’s a good thing to leave pile of leaves for wintering native bees, some of you may want to rake those leaves into those piles, instead of carrying them by hand. And, if you’ve been waiting for cooler weather to do outside construction projects, now is the time! Circular saws, […]
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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 Saturdays – 2 – 3 pm, email greenneighborsdc@gmail.com Sundays – 2 […]
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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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