Tag Archives: pollution

Have You Heard the Buzz? The use and sale of gasoline powered leaf blowers is now illegal in DC.

By Catherine Plume, Executive Committee member, Sierra Club – DC Chapter, shared with permission from the SCDC newsletter. While some people love gasoline-powered leaf blowers for their efficiency, as many abhor them for high-pitched noise they produce. But did you know that gas-powered leaf blowers are also a major source of pollution and a health […]
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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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