Category Archives: DC Green Info

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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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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A Case for Supporting and Growing our Tool Library in Washington, DC

Note: GNDC is holding a Tour of the Tools Saturday, the 26th, of DPR’s Garden Tool Share, at 1380 Taylor ST NW, 10 – 2 pm. Taylor ST is being worked on, so parking on 14th St is best. In 2006, the Kounkuey Design Initiative (KDI) in Nairobi, Kenya, began working with residents of the […]
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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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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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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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