Category Archives: How-To

GNDC is working on a tool-share! Virtual Meeting 6 pm Sunday, Nov 22nd.

For those who keep track, our GNDC meeting is a week later than normal due to a conflict and so as to follow up on some research leads regarding our new priority – creating community resilience via building community resources – starting with tool libraries. Tool libraries are so you can check out tools you […]
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Plastic-Free July Starts Tomorrow!

Hey again. There’s a campaign that’s been growing yearly, which started in Australia, to make July Plastic-Free. https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/. Something we all should aim for when possible. We are talking mostly about single-use plastic here, especially, as some plastic is very necessary. For instance – IVs for COVID patients. But do we need plastic bags to […]
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Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in the Potomac River

There’s quite a list of EDC’s already found in the Potomac River …see how you can avoid releasing more EDCs into the river.

Be a Plogger in DC!

by David Schwartzman, GNDC What is Plogging? “Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter (Swedish: plocka upp). It started as an organized activity in Sweden around2016 and spread to other countries in 2018, following increased concern about plastic pollution. As a workout, it provides variation in body movements by adding bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plogging) %5B…%5D
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Green Neighbors DC members are kicking the plastic straw habit. Here’s how.

Thanks to Lisa, a Green Neighbors member, we have decided to kick the plastic straw habit via the #refusethestraw campaign, and Lisa has made up a mini-flyer that you can hand out (or carry with you and just show) waiters, friends, etc as to why one should “refuse the straw.” document: no straw green neighbors […]
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They need us

The last two months have been horrendous tragedies for many folks.   Our friends at Climate Justice have put together a list of potential assistance networks you can donate to help out.  Also, see our previous post about helping Hurricane Harvey victims – especially those who suffer from environmental injustice. —————— With recent news of Mexico […]
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196 Science-Lovers and their Climate Change Solutions

One of our Green Neighbor members (okay, me) has summed up a major FB thread from an anonymous scientist/science-lovers FB group, in which almost 200 people post 200+ comments/discussions about listing potential climate change steps we can take.  I boiled these down to 93 different suggestions, and they are now in my blog http://www.climatesteps.org. Some […]
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New Year Climate Resolutions

Hi all, Have you made your resolutions yet? Whether yes or no, consider going green on at least a couple.  One of our members, Annette, has just posted some New Year Climate resolutions to consider, and which ones she plans to tackle.  http://www.climatesteps.wordpress.com.    She also has created a public Facebook page on which folks can […]
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Recycling in the Neighborhood

In DC, we all have available curbside recycling collection in the blue bins provided by the city. You can click here for a list of basic items that can be recycled, as well as the day your recycling will be collected. However, the Department of Public Works (DPW) also provides an opportunity to recycle other […]
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