Green Neighbors DC will be participating in the Manor Park Citizens Association’s Earth Day Fair, and we are so excited! The event will take place on Sunday, April 15th from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Whittier Education Campus (6201 5th Street, NW).
2018 D.C. Solar Congress
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Doors open, registration (coffee & breakfast provided)
10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
– Overview of the state of solar in D.C.
10:40 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Presentations – Session 1
– Solar 101 Information Session
Learn how solar works for a residential home from the equipment, how it connects to your roof, warranties, incentives, and financing options.
– Solar Energy, Equity, and Health
Solar power brings economic benefits to those who can participate but it does so much more. Find out why solar equity is important and how communities broadly benefit from its expansion.
11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Presentations – Session 2
– Solar For All: How we got here and what’s next
The District has an ambitious plan to reduce low-to-moderate income residents’ cost of energy across the city and make solar accessible to everyone. Find out what’s happening and what’s on the horizon.
– Battery storage for residential homes
Heard all the hype about battery storage? Come learn about the equipment, economics of it, and how it really works for a residential home.
12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch and informal networking
– Lunchtime brownbag session on Electric Vehicles at 1:00 p.m.
1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Presentations – Session 3
– Solar For All: Stories from the frontlines
The District has an ambitious plan to reduce low-to-moderate income residents’ cost of energy across the city and make solar accessible to everyone. Hear from organizations on the frontlines, making it happen.
– Grid modernization for the District
The city’s grid is undergoing a transformation before our eyes with expanding solar generation, increased energy efficiency, electric vehicle infrastructure, and more. Where’s all this headed?
2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Participatory Open Forum Discussion
Open discussion on the future of solar in D.C., including opportunities to get involved with helping to grow the solar movement across the District.
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Post-Solar Congress Happy Hour (Location TBD)
This event is FREE and open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend! Whether you are a solar homeowner, completely new to solar, or somewhere in between—this event is for you!
We hope to see you there!
Program Director, Solar United Neighbors of
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One of the biggest barriers to donating food is transportation. Community Plates, a national food rescue platform, is a FREE food runner app that coordinates volunteers to help transport food that would normally be thrown away (40% of all food ends of in the dump!) from a donor (restaurant, grocery, caterer, farmers market, event, etc.) to a place that feeds people in need. Community Plates has an app in DC, so you can do it in your spare time!
During this soft launch period, Community Plates is looking for volunteers, food donors, receiving organizations, and anyone who wants to lend a helping hand. Please email Kate Urbank, the DC Site Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any ideas or questions and sign up at communityplates.org to volunteer or receive more information.
Community Compost Cooperative Network. The DPR Community Compost Cooperative Network uses new critter proof and smell proof compost bins designed by Urban Farm Plans to allow trained community members to compost food scraps with garden waste from DPR and partner DPR gardens to responsibly create high quality compost. To join each member must take an hour training and help process compost 1-hour a month. For more information and a map of the 50 DC sites follow this link.
Websites with event calendars
DC Parks and Recreation Urban Gardening Classes
Common Good City Farm workshops
Smithsonian Gardens presents “Let’s Talk Gardens”
US Botanic Gardens