Events in the DC Area

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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).

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2018 D.C. Solar Congress

Saturday April 14, 2018
9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
UDC – David A. Clarke School of Law
4340 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20008
RSVP today!

AGENDA

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)

Click here to RSVP for the D.C. Solar Congress!

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!

Help us spread the word about the D.C. Solar Congress by sharing the event on Facebook and passing around our event flyer to anyone you know who may be interested!

We hope to see you there!

Best,

Yesenia Rivera
Program Director, Solar United Neighbors of

DC.

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Earth Optimism 2018: Climate Change and You
Free Teen Event
Sunday, April 22, 1-4 pm
National Museum of Natural History
Q?rius, Ground Floor
Be Empowered: Explore climate change solutions
Be Informed: Talk with scientists, climate communicators and teen leaders
Get Involved: Get information on internships and opportunities
Hang Out: Meet other local teens and enjoy free, sustainable, local food
This event is open to teens ages 13-19. You need to register online at the website above.
When:

April 25, 2018 at 5:30pm to

April 25, 2018 at 9:00pm

Where:

The Loading Dock map 375 Fairfield Ave Stamford, CT 06902

Contact:
Continuing Events
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!

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 katharine@communityplates.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.
http://dpr.dc.gov/service/community-compost-cooperative-network

Websites with event calendars

DC Parks and Recreation Urban Gardening Classes

https://dcdpr.asapconnected.com/Courses.aspx?CourseGroupID=11845

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

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