Category Archives: DC Green Info

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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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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The GNDC Plastic Podcast, July 25th, 2 pm, Eastern.

Wind up Plastic-Free July by spending some time with us learning what is plastic, its impacts – good and bad – including on climate change, and how to fight plastic pollution throughout the year. Green Neighbors DC is doing its first podcast – live no less! July 25th, at 2 pm Eastern time. Due to […]
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What is the Green New Deal and What Could It Mean for DC?

The Green New Deal combines Roosevelt’s economic approach with modern ideas such as renewable energy and resource efficiency…