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Intersections of Environmentalism: Youth and Justice

Environmental catastrophe does not discriminate among its victims— but our neglect to properly address climate change and how it will affect those most vulnerable will create overwhelming disparities. Over the last few decades, the issues caused by climate change have become more apparent and less deniable. For many concerned, threats to natural entities such as […]
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Youth Environmental Organizations in the District

And another great factsheet by our new intern Peter Martin! (See our Active Environmental Justice Groups in DC factsheet here). This list of youth groups comes in both a long and a short format – the better to spread the news with. Peter chatted with a number of folks about potential organizations to list, but […]
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Environmental Justice Groups in DC

So many wonderful people live in DC who want to help solve environmental justice issues here at home and bring equity – and safety – to others. This is a list our great new intern Peter Martin has put together of environmental justice groups focused on DC that are open to members. From homegrown, neighborhood […]
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Did You Know – DC has a TOOL LIBRARY?!

Need to borrow a keyhole saw? How about a paper shredder? Hedge trimmers, shovels, soil-testing kits, a ladder, wheelbarrows, some ….

What is the Green New Deal and What Could It Mean for DC?

The Green New Deal combines Roosevelt’s economic approach with modern ideas such as renewable energy and resource efficiency…

GNDC provides Small Electronics Recycling

If you have small electronics, and prefer a leisurely neighborhood walk instead of driving to Fort Totten, one of our members is now offering front porch electronics drop-off. Annette is renovating her house, and often drives by Fort Totten on her way to Community Forklift.  She is more than happy to take small electronics, even […]
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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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Recycling in the DC Area – and other Resources

Hi all,  Our Resources Page has been updated, so check it out when you can. And as part of the latest resource we’ve put together, here is a flyer about recycling in the DC Area – what can you recycle – and where.  Hope you can make use of it! GNDC Flyer – Area recycling […]
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Lead in Our Drinking Water

Green Neighbors organized a community meeting in September of 2016 regarding the lead in DC’s drinking water.   Presenters included Claudia Barragan, Chair of the Environmental Justice Committee, DC Chapter of the Sierra Club, and Paul Schwartz, Campaign for Lead Free Water.  It was fascinating, and somewhat scary meeting.  Although we don’t have the minutes up […]
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Sustainable Seafood

With minimal effort, you can make smart choices regarding the seafood you purchase or consume.  Smart seafood choices affect your health, the environment, the economy, and future generations.  When purchasing seafood at a market, look for eco-labels or ask the vendor for sustainable and safe options.  At a restaurant, if a menu does not specify […]
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