And an upcoming interesting talk by DCEN:
|DC Wildlife & the Pandemic!|
|We love our DC wildlife. Understanding the nexus between wildlife and the pandemic, and robust programs in support of a healthy urban ecosystem in DC, can help in the protection and well-being of human and critter alike.|
|Living Sentinels: Monitoring Wildlife to Prevent the Proliferation of New Diseases|
|Mark your calendar.|
On September 29, at 3:00 PM, join the DC Environmental Network and City Wildlife for a webinar featuring local, national, and international wildlife and health experts, as they explore the complex connections between wildlife rehabilitation and trade, and the current, pandemic driven, global health crisis.
Mary Cheh, DC Councilperson, Ward 3, Chair of the DC Council Committee on Transportation & the Environment: Moderator
John Hadidian, PhD, City Wildlife board of directors: Sentinels: The Role of Wildlife Rehabilitation in Detecting Wildlife-Borne Diseases and Safeguarding Public Health and the Environment
Teresa Telecky, PhD, Vice President, Humane Society International: Wildlife: Covid-19 and Wildlife Trade
David Wiebers, MD, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation, Emeritus Professor of Neurology, Consultant Emeritus, Departments of Neurology and Health Sciences Research: What the Covid-19 Crisis Is Telling Humanity
All are welcome!
Past Events Available or Soon Available via Recordings
Plastic Podcast #1
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. Link for final version to come. Dr. Annette Olson, a biologist/environmental scientist, the lead of GNDC, and the Founder of Climate Steps and guest Den Fusso, plastic activist, discuss what solutions they have found effective.
Obstacles and Opportunities in Environmental Action in a Time of Social Crises.
Recording to come!
DC’s First Food Runner Program, Community Plates!
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!
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 DC Department of Parks and Recreation 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. http://dpr.dc.gov/service/community-compost-cooperative-network.
Websites with event calendars
Casey Trees – http://caseytrees.org/events
Common Good City Farm workshops – http://commongoodcityfarm.org/programs/seedtotable
Smithsonian Gardens presents “Let’s Talk Gardens” – http://www.gardens.si.edu/whats-happening/lets-talk-gardens.html
US Botanic Gardens – https://www.usbg.gov/programs-and-events