GreenWheaton January Green Drinks
Thurs, January 22, 2015 5p-8p
Hollywood East Cafe Wheaton MD 
GreenWheaton planted the Rainscapes Garden near the Welcome to Wheaton sign.

Calendar Highlights

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Wed. Jan 8, 12p-1:30p
Environmental Network Advocy Awards

1100 15th St, NW. 11th Fl.

Wed, Jan 14, 7p-9p
Mo Co Sustainability Network

La Madeleine
Bethesda, MD

Thurs - Sat, Jan. 15-17, all day
Cultivate the Chesapeake Foodshed

College Park Marriott Hotel

Thurs, Jan 15. 7:30-9p
MoCo Council Hearing

Pesticide Ban on Docket
100 Maryland Ave.
Rockville, MD

Fri. Jan 16. 3-5pm.
Seminar: Adaptation, Resilience, Mitigation.

GWU Media and Public Affairs Building
805 21st St., NW, Room B07

Mon. Jan 19, 10a-12pm
Wheaton Claridge Park Clean-up

11901 Claridge Road
Wheaton, MD 20902

Wed. Jan. 21, 5:30-8p
Silver Spring Green Happy Hour

Location: TBD

Thurs. Jan 22, 5:00-8pm
GreenWheaton Green Drinks

Hollywood East Cafe
Wheaton Mall

Thurs. Jan 29, 9a-3pm.
Green Purchasing Vendors Fair

777 North Capitol St, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Thurs. Jan 29, 6p-9pm.
DC Net Impact networking

Fado's Irish Pub
808 7th St, NW.

Sat. Jan. 31, 10a-2p
Fields of Green Internship Fair

4825 Cordell Ave
Bethesda, MD 20814

Sat. Jan. 31, 12:30p-4p
Washington Gardner Seed Exchange

Behnke Nurseries, 11300 Baltimore Ave,
Beltsville, MD
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In This Issue...

MLK Day of Service Event
MEA Grant Opportunity
MoCo Green Fest
News & Resources
Calendar of Area Events

Wheaton Claridge Park Clean-Up
Jan. 19, 2015

MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE IS HERE! ... and Green Wheaton is leading an event at Wheaton Claridge Park.
Come on out for some fun and fresh air, meet your neighbors and take active ownership in your local park!

Location: 11901 Claridge Road
Date: Mon. Jan. 19, 2015
Time: 10am - 12pm

Sign up on Eventbrite

Gloves and trashbags will be provided.  Dress warmly/ appropriately, with comfortable shoes.  The clean-up will take place rain or shine.

Contact Kira with questions:
(everyone is welcome - feel free to just show up!)

Maryland Energy Administration -  Grant Opportunity
"EmPOWER Maryland" program

(Time Sensitive)

MEA provides competitive grant awards to showcase ambitious upgrades to commercial and industrial buildings that reduce each grantee’s electricity usage at the project site by at least 20 percent.

Interested applicants are encouraged to register for the upcoming informational webinar on Jan. 7, 10am.

Save the Date!

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Bring the whole family to Silver Spring on March 28th from 11-4 and help make the first Montgomery County GreenFest a day to remember.

Join hundreds of your neighbors and local organizations to celebrate our amazing local environment and learn about the key role YOU play in keeping it healthy.

The Montgomery County GreenFest is a free event with something for everyone to enjoy.

Saturday, March 28th
11am – 4pm
Montgomery College,
Takoma Park/Silver Spring

7995 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910.  

Activities will be focused in the Cultural Arts Center, Cafritz Foundation Arts Center and Jesup Blair Park!

Exhibitor Information

Do you work for an environmental business or nonprofit that would like to be an exhibitor at the GreenFest? Learn more about being an exhibitor and  submit an application.

News & Resource

Are you wondering about the state of green jobs in energy efficiency and renewable energy?  Here's a Fact Sheet from Environmental and Energy Study Institute.

Are you aware of community issues affecting Montgomery County? One is a proposed ban of non-essential pesticide use on lawns.  The bill is up for hearing on Jan 15.  You can find information through Safe Grow Montgomery.  or this action alert.

An interesting article about the growing solar and wind industries and their competitive rates vs traditional fuels.   Montgomery County DEP has local resources for you...

Spotlight on local businesses making a big impact on energy efficiency.  From the blog:

Everyone Wins: Energy Savings at Lee Development Group

Benchmarked: An Energy Case Study from WRIT

Learn from them - save money, improve equipment performance, increase the positive building atmosphere, and increase tenant/ staff participation.


Recycling 2.0
Are you curious about Changing Consumer Behaviors Amid Changing Waste Streams?  Watch an interesting webinar  by


Did you know:
69% of plastic bottles don't get recycled?
45% of aluminum cans end up in the garbage?

Did you know that recycling:
1 glass bottle saves enough energy to power a 100-watt lighbulb for 4 hours?

1 aluminum can will power your computer for 3 hours?

Maybe it's time to rethink recycling.
Take the pledge to make a difference in 3 easy steps with Recycle Often, Recycle Right:

1) Recycle all my empty bottles, cans, and dry paper.

2) Keep food and liquids out of my recycling.

3) Keep loose plastic bags out of my recycling (take them to the grocery store instead)


MoCo DEP Div. of Solid Waste Services has great resources for you to handle household hazardous waste, learn about EcoWise, get free paint, extensive donation options, electronics recycling, vegetable oil collection, textile and scrap metal recycling, as well as a book donation program. Check it out online
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