GreenWheaton / Silver Spring Green Drinks
Thurs. July 23, 5:30-8p
The Limerick Pub
11301 Elkin St, Wheaton

GreenWheaton planted the Rainscapes Garden near the Welcome to Wheaton sign.

Calendar Highlights
Click on Event Title for Details

Wed, July 8, 12p-1:30p
Tomato Extravaganza Demo
Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue

Wed, July 8, 7p-9p
Mont. Co. Sustainability Network
La Madeleine
7607 Old Georgetown Rd

Thurs, July 9, 6p-9p
Gardening: Landscapes for Life
Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue

Fri, July 10, 7p-10p
Movies At Dusk
Wheaton Triangle
2424 Reedie Drive

Tues, July 14, 6:30p-8:30p
Wheaton Urban Devel. Public Meeting
Community Bldg
2424 Reedie Drive

Sat, July 18, 10a-11a
Music in the Square
Kensington, Howard Ave. Park

Tues, July 21, 7:30p-9:30p
Sligo Creek Water Forum
Silver Spring Civic Bldg
1 Veterans Plaza

Thurs, July 23, 5:30p-8p
GreenWheaton Happy Hour
Limerick Pub
11301 Elkin Street

Fri, July 24, 7p-10p
Movies At Dusk
Wheaton Triangle
2424 Reedie Drive

Sat, July 25, 10a-11:30a
Low Tunnels & Winter Gardening
Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue

Wed, July 29, 5:30p-7:30p
MD Green Registry Awards
Nick's Fishhouse & Grill
2600 Insulator Drive, Baltimore


Sept. 10, 7p-10p
MoCo Executive Hispanic Gala
The Fillmore
8656 Colesville Road

Oct. 8, 6:30p-9:30p
Bethesda Green Gala
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL CALENDAR (Trust me, there is more!)
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Support our Supporters!

Don't forget your local "green" resources and businesses... Here are just a few:

A Wider Circle
All Eco Center
American Plant
Bethesda Green
Do More Yoga
Friends of Sligo Creek
Green Plate Catering
Growing SOUL
Hollywood East Cafe
Java Nation
Leaf Filter
Limerick Pub
Los Chorros
Mark Leisher Productions
M&T Bank
Relay Foods
Seoul Food DC
Signal Financial
Standard Energy Solutions
WH Consulting
Wheaton-Kensington CofC
The ARC Montgomery
The George Apartments

In This Issue...

GreenWheaton Gala Thank You
July GreenDrinks

Energy Tools Available to All
Wheaton Concerts & Movies

News & Resources
Calendar of Events


To All the Attendees, Sponsors & Exhibitors at the 4th Annual GreenWheaton Gala
Thanks to everyone's generosity, time and energy, GreenWheaton raised over $5000 to support our programs and endeavors to promote a “greener”  Wheaton in 2016.  
Thank you for sharing in our celebration, working with GreenWheaton throughout the year, and being instrumental in the continued efforts to create a more sustainable community.  We are successful because of everyone who attends networking events, volunteer activities, community programs or provides behind-the-scenes support.  You are ALL tremendously appreciated.

Here are some pictures from the Gala.   More will be on our Facebook page...


Pictures courtesy Mark Leisher Productions

July's GreenDrinks will be in partnership with Silver Spring Green.

Featured Group: Mont. County Dept. of Environmental Protection

DEP works across all sectors of environmental sustainability. Michelle Vigen, Senior Energy Planner (and others TBA) will share updates on the County's energy and environmental efforts and first-in-nation policies!

Great networking opportunity, plus enjoy special prices for food and drinks!   A $5 donation is requested. 
RSVP on Eventbrite

Thursday, July 23,  5:30-8p

Limerick Pub, 11301 Elkin Street, Wheaton


Looking for online tools & resources to learn about & manage your energy consumption?

Lindsey Shaw, Energy Program Manager with MoCo DEP, has suggestions:

Greener Gadgets has an online tool

Montgomery County residents can borrow a kill-a-watt energy meter from the MoCo Library System (search for 'kill a watt' in the library catalog). Via interlibrary loans, you can pick up the kill-a-watt meters at your local library branch!

My Green Montgomery website and blog are updated regularly.
TGIF Summer Concerts & Movies


Concerts begin at 7 pm. Movies begin at dusk. Bring a chair or a blanket and enjoy both a concert and movie

every 2nd and 4th Friday thru August. Schedule Here

News & Articles Wanted!

Do you have news, events, resources or other interesting tidbits that would be useful for your Wheaton Community?

If so, please send them our way! Your input is always encouraged. Please send submissions, any time of month, to Kira -

News & Resource


Wheaton-Kensington Chamber of Commerce is preparing the 2016 Community Guide & Membership Directory. Deadline to enroll:  July 31. For details, click here or contact Vicky Surles, Administrator, or 301-949-0080

Did You Know? The Environmental & Energy Study Institute published a fact sheet regarding polling the American Public on Climate Change.  Click here for the results.

Wacky & Wonderful Wheaton?  Perhaps...  Could we gain some new ideas, yes!  The Guardian has a list of 10 quirky suggestions cities could become more sustainable.  What will we see in Wheaton?!

Forest Glen Metro entrances may be getting a makeover... and the result could be to strengthen two close but disconnected neighborhoods. Read here for an overview.

Congratulations to the many groups in the region (Including Univ. of Maryland) receiving Chesapeake Bay Trust grants for stream restoration, managing stormwater runoff, creating green jobs and communities. Click here for the most recent press releases.

Socially Responsible Investing / Saving.  Green America offers articles and ideas for investing 'green' on any budget:    5 Green Ways to Save Investing in Change Invest for Your Future.

Breathtaking Brookside Gardens:  Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly Exhibit. July 1 -  Oct 25
Brookside Gardens South Conservatory features hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world! 1800 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902.  301-962-1400

The Montgomery Art Association Gallery - Show extended thru Aug. 2. Opening reception: Sunday, July 12 from 1 - 5 pm.  Gallery Hours: Mon - Sat: 11 am - 8 pm  Sunday: 11 am - 7 pm  at Westfield Wheaton Mall. 11160 Veirs Mill Road. Upper level, near Costco & Panera.

Arts and Humanities Awards: Nominate a Wheaton superstar for the most prestigious honors conferred by the county on individual artists, scholars, organizations, and cultural patrons. Nomination deadline: Friday, July 31.

Small Actions, Big Impact.
Recycle -  Energy saved from recycling a can will power a TV for 3 hours.

Conserve -  Setting your thermostat 2 degrees higher in the summer reduces carbn pollution by 2,000 lbs each year.

Use EcoBrands -  One ton of 100% recycled paper saves 4,100 kw hrs of energy, 7,000 gallons of water, 60 lbs of air pollution, and 3 cubic yards of landfill space.

What IMPACT do you make when you RECYCLE?
Use this footprint calculator from MD DEP

Waste reduction tips for shopping, wrapping, entertaining, and unwanted mail



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