GreenWheaton Green Drinks

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

5:00 PM to 7:30 PM* Stay for Trivia Night!

at Limerick Pub
  (11301 Elkin St, Wheaton, MD 20902)
 
GreenWheaton planted the Rainscapes Garden near the Welcome to Wheaton sign.
Cooking for the holidays?
Organic or Conventional?


("The Wallet Card" from
Green America, GMOInside.org, EWG.org)


Safe(r) to buy Non-Organic:
(after washing)

Asparagus, Avocado, Blackberries, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cantaloupe domestic, Cauliflower, Cilantro, Eggplant, Garlic, Ginger, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Mangoes, Onions, Pineapple, Radishes, Sweet Peas, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes

OK to Buy Non-Organic:
(best if you remove the peel)

Bananas, Cantaloupe imported, Grapes domestic, Green Onions, Lemons, Limes, Pumpkins, Tangerines, Winter Squash

Always Buy Organic:
Almonds, Apples, Basil, Bell Peppers, Peaches, Blueberries, Carrots, Celery, Cherries, Corn, Cucumbers, Grapes imported, Green Beans, Hot Peppers, Kale, Collard Greens, Lettuce, Nectarines, Oranges, Peanuts, Pears, Pecans, Plums, Potatoes, Rice, Soy, Spinach, Strawberries, Summer Squash, Zuchinni
 

Project: Recycle Your Cooking Oil

One person’s waste is another person’s biofuel.

Cooking oil and grease is hard on municipal water sanitation systems and can increase the energy required to treat waste water. It’s also hard on your garbage disposal and can build up and cause major problems in your plumbing system. Dispose of used oil responsibly through Montgomery County’s cooking and vegetable oil recycling program, where it is reused in animal feed and biofuels.

Montgomery County’s cooking grease/oils recycling locations and guidelines: Montgomery County.

More than 315 million gallons of biodiesel were produced in the U.S. in 2010 — including recycled vegetable oil. That’s well over twice the 112 million gallons produced in 2005.

Project: Recycle Everything!

See everything that’s recyclable through Montgomery County’s recycling service, including not-so-common items, and how to do it

Get all the details on your trash and recycling collection, including schedules

Order your free recycling bins for curbside pickup

Find a County Transfer Station where you can drop off your recycling

Identify your household hazardous waste and learn how to properly dispose of it

Gaithersburg residents: Participate in your curbside recycling and leaf collection programs

Get information on organizations that can help you recycle, reuse, donate, or repurpose things you don’t want anymore: Montgomery County Use It Again Guide

Refurbish Mac computers locally

Earth911.org for recycling/reusing household items

Greendisk for computers and electronics

Freecycle to give or get free unwanted stuff

Fact: 80 percent of America’s paper mills depend on recycled paper for the materials they need to for manufacturing.

Giving Thanks...
Giving Back

As we move closer to Thanksgiving, many of us picture our tables overflowing with food.  Unfortunately, not everyone experiences that reality. Food insecurity is a real and life altering problem, perhaps to some of your friends and neighbors.  For all the support you've received in life, consider giving thanks and giving back to your local community. 
MUM is always happy to receive food donations. Because the size of the pantry is limited, MUM gives only non-perishable foods. Items we ALWAYS need (because they are part of the standard package we provide our clients) are:

• Hot/Cold Cereals                                      • Crackers/Cookies
• Canned Fruits/Vegetables                          • Dessert Mixes/Icing
• Dry/Canned Beans, Pastas, Rices;             • Fruit Juices
• Pasta Sauces                                               • Dry/Canned Milk
• Canned Meats/Tuna                                   • Tea/Cocoa/Coffee
• Soups/Stews/Chilies                                   • Diet Specific Foods
• Peanut Butter/Jelly                                     • Toiletries
• Condiments/Spices


If you wish to donate non-perishable food to MUM, please call during regular office hours [Mon. and Wed. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thurs. 9a.m. to 3 p.m.] to schedule delivery - See more at: http://mumhelp.org/#sthash.KtBpCn5c.dpuf


MUM is always happy to receive NON-PERISHABLE food donations.  Items ALWAYS needed are:
Hot/Cold Cereals                                      • Crackers/Cookies
• Canned Fruits/Vegetables                          • Dessert Mixes/Icing
• Dry/Canned Beans, Pastas, Rices;             • Fruit Juices
• Pasta Sauces                                               • Dry/Canned Milk
• Canned Meats/Tuna                                   • Tea/Cocoa/Coffee
• Soups/Stews/Chilies                                   • Diet Specific Foods
• Peanut Butter/Jelly                                     • Toiletries
• Condiments/Spices - See more at: http://mumhelp.org/#sthash.KtBpCn5c.dpuf

• Hot/Cold Cereals                                      • Crackers/Cookies
• Canned Fruits/Vegetables                          • Dessert Mixes/Icing
• Dry/Canned Beans, Pastas, Rices;             • Fruit Juices
• Pasta Sauces                                               • Dry/Canned Milk
• Canned Meats/Tuna                                   • Tea/Cocoa/Coffee
• Soups/Stews/Chilies                                   • Diet Specific Foods
• Peanut Butter/Jelly                                     • Toiletries
• Condiments/Spices


If you wish to donate non-perishable food to MUM, please call during regular office hours [Mon. and Wed. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thurs. 9a.m. to 3 p.m.] to schedule delivery. - See more at: http://mumhelp.org/#sthash.KtBpCn5c.dpuf
Hot/Cold Cereals, Canned Fruits/Vegetables, Beans, Pastas, Rices, Sauces, Canned Meats/Tuna, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Tea, Coffee, Cocoa, Fruit Juices, and Toiletries.
2424 Reedie Dr.
Wheaton, MD 20902-4624
Telephone:
Fax: 301-929-8234
E-mail: office@mumhelp.org - See more at: http://mumhelp.org/contacts.php#sthash.JJxyrLsW.dpuf

2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD. 301-929-8675. office@mumhelp.org       www.mumhelp.org


VOLUNTEER
Walk with volunteers from Mid-County United Ministries (MUM) and join those fighting hunger in our community. The 10th annual Mid-County Hunger March takes place on Nov. 23, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, as we support our neighbors who struggle with food insecurity.

Gather at 3 p.m. on Sunday in the parking lot of the Presbyterian Church of the Atonement, 10613 Georgia Ave.

We will walk three-quarters of a mile along Georgia Avenue to the Mid-County Regional Services Center, 2424 Reedie Dr. in Wheaton, where MUM\'s pantry and offices are located. A reception immediately follows the march.

Local pantries, community groups and congregations are invited to bring marchers, signs, banners and bags of groceries. Grocery collections will go to participating pantries.
MUM is always happy to receive food donations. Because the size of the pantry is limited, MUM gives only non-perishable foods. Items we ALWAYS need (because they are part of the standard package we provide our clients) are:

• Hot/Cold Cereals                                      • Crackers/Cookies
• Canned Fruits/Vegetables                          • Dessert Mixes/Icing
• Dry/Canned Beans, Pastas, Rices;             • Fruit Juices
• Pasta Sauces                                               • Dry/Canned Milk
• Canned Meats/Tuna                                   • Tea/Cocoa/Coffee
• Soups/Stews/Chilies                                   • Diet Specific Foods
• Peanut Butter/Jelly                                     • Toiletries
• Condiments/Spices


If you wish to donate non-perishable food to MUM, please call during regular office hours [Mon. and Wed. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thurs. 9a.m. to 3 p.m.] to schedule delivery. - See more at: http://mumhelp.org/#sthash.KtBpCn5c.dpuf
MUM is always happy to receive food donations. Because the size of the pantry is limited, MUM gives only non-perishable foods. Items we ALWAYS need (because they are part of the standard package we provide our clients) are:

• Hot/Cold Cereals                                      • Crackers/Cookies
• Canned Fruits/Vegetables                          • Dessert Mixes/Icing
• Dry/Canned Beans, Pastas, Rices;             • Fruit Juices
• Pasta Sauces                                               • Dry/Canned Milk
• Canned Meats/Tuna                                   • Tea/Cocoa/Coffee
• Soups/Stews/Chilies                                   • Diet Specific Foods
• Peanut Butter/Jelly                                     • Toiletries
• Condiments/Spices


If you wish to donate non-perishable food to MUM, please call during regular office hours [Mon. and Wed. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thurs. 9a.m. to 3 p.m.] to schedule delivery. - See more at: http://mumhelp.org/#sthash.KtBpCn5c.dpuf
MUM is always happy to receive food donations. Because the size of the pantry is limited, MUM gives only non-perishable foods. Items we ALWAYS need (because they are part of the standard package we provide our clients) are:

• Hot/Cold Cereals                                      • Crackers/Cookies
• Canned Fruits/Vegetables                          • Dessert Mixes/Icing
• Dry/Canned Beans, Pastas, Rices;             • Fruit Juices
• Pasta Sauces                                               • Dry/Canned Milk
• Canned Meats/Tuna                                   • Tea/Cocoa/Coffee
• Soups/Stews/Chilies                                   • Diet Specific Foods
• Peanut Butter/Jelly                                     • Toiletries
• Condiments/Spices


If you wish to donate non-perishable food to MUM, please call during regular office hours [Mon. and Wed. 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Thurs. 9a.m. to 3 p.m.] to schedule delivery. - See more at: http://mumhelp.org/#sthash.KtBpCn5c.dpuf
Hot/Cold Cereals                                      • Crackers/Cookies
• Canned Fruits/Vegetables                          • Dessert Mixes/Icing
• Dry/Canned Beans, Pastas, Rices;             • Fruit Juices
• Pasta Sauces                                               • Dry/Canned Milk
• Canned Meats/Tuna                                   • Tea/Cocoa/Coffee
• Soups/Stews/Chilies                                   • Diet Specific Foods
• Peanut Butter/Jelly                                     • Toiletries
• Condiments/Spices - See more at: http://mumhelp.org/#sthash.KtBpCn5c.dpuf

E-Recycling
It's Always a Good Time

If you missed our Paper Shredding & E-Recycling event at Signal Federal Credit Union in October, here's a way to participate any time.

The e-Stewards Initiative aims to create a more sustainable and just world by creating a responsible recycling solution to our growing electronic waste (e-waste) problem. They seek to answer the question of what is the right thing to with your old TV, computer, mobile phone, or tablet? Collectively consumers can create the positive changes needed to prevent our electronics from polluting the environment and poisoning local and global communities.

http://e-stewards.org/learn-more/for-consumers/
* Learn how e-waste affects the environment and our lives.
* Discover where your old or broken electronics go.
*Find out how you can make a difference and take action now!
 
Staples 
http://bit.ly/1ktDrhD

Best Buy
bestbuy.com/recycling

ON THE ROAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS?
Travel "Green"!

Find out more about green travel options, like the trip-planning services of the Better World Club (betterworldclub.com) which offers route maps, roadside assistance for drivers and cyclists, and discounts on hybrid car rentals and hotels. fro more green ideas, consult the International EcoTourism Society (ecotourism.org), Sustainable Travel International (sustainabletravel.com) and the "Green Hotels" Association (greenhotels.com).

Sustainable Travel International

 

Volunteers Needed Year Round Too!

(pictured above are some of our volunteers helping at the Spring Shredding & E-Cycle Day 2014)

GreenWheaton is always seeking volunteers, interns and project leaders to assist with our 2014 and 2015 schedule of events.

Have something to share? We'd love additional articles for our newsletter. Can you spotlight a local green business or resident? Contribute a photo? Cover a green event? Have another article idea? Please contact our newsletter editor at info@greenwheaton.org

Feeling social? We always appreciate help at our monthly Green Drinks Happy Hour and for tabling assistance at other events.   These are just a few of the ways you can help GreenWheaton and the community. We need your help!! Contact info@greenwheaton.org
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Calendar


“A Quest for Clean Energy” Symposium
11/06/2014  (Thursday)
10:00a to 4:00p
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,  6th Floor - Room 603


Bethesda Green Happy Hour
11/06/2014  (Thursday)
5:00p to 8:00p
4935 Kitchen & Bar
4935 Cordell Avenue, Bethesda, MD
4935 Bar and Kitchen, a new restaurant at 4935 Cordell Avenue in Bethesda. - See more at: http://greenwheaton.org/calendar-of-events/#sthash.ROuscg8c.dpuf
4935 Bar and Kitchen, a new restaurant at 4935 Cordell Avenue in Bethesda. - See more at: http://greenwheaton.org/calendar-of-events/#sthash.ROuscg8c.dpuf
4935 Bar and Kitchen, a new restaurant at 4935 Cordell Avenue in Bethesda. - See more at: http://greenwheaton.org/calendar-of-events/#sthash.ROuscg8c.dpuf
4935 Bar and Kitchen


Annapolis Green
Green Drinks

11/6/2014 (Thurs) 5:30p to 7p 
Great Frogs Winery
3218 Harness Creek Road Annapolis MD



Georgetown Univ. Urban Planning Lecture Series
11/10/2014  and 11/17/2014 (Monday)
5:30p to 6:30pm
640 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC



Montgomery County Sustainability Network
Bikes for the World & safe Grow Montgomery
11/11/14 (Tues)
Dawson's Market
225 No. Washington St, Rockville, MD


Coalition for Smarter Growth
How transit, walking, biking, and transit can save the world
11/13/14 (Thurs)
6:30p to 8:00p
Sierra Club  - DC Office
50 F Street NW, 8th floor, Washington, DC

MyGreenMontgomery Event
Paper Shredding, Recycling and Household Donations
11/15/14 (Sat)
10:00a to 2:00p
Northwest High School, 13501 Richter Farm Rd, Germantown, MD 20874


Silver Spring Green's
Good Green Fun

11/19/2014 (Wed)
5:30p to 7:30p
Scion Restaurante
1200 East West Hwy Silver Spring MD 20910



MidCounty Hunger March supporting MUM
11/23/2014 (Sat)
Presbyterian Church of the Atonement, 10613 Georgia Ave. - See more at: http://greenwheaton.org/calendar-of-events/#sthash.ROuscg8c.dpuf
Presbyterian Church of the Atonement, 10613 Georgia Ave - See more at: http://greenwheaton.org/calendar-of-events/#sthash.ROuscg8c.dpuf
10613 Georgia Ave
3:;00p to 5:00p
Start: Presbyterian Church of the Atonement
10613 Georgia Ave, Wheaton, MD
End: MidCounty Regional Offices / MUM Pantry
2424 Reedie Drive, Wheaton, MD



Science Sunday: Clean Water
11/23/14 (Sun)
3:00p to 4:30pm
20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds, MD 20841,


GreenWheaton Green Drinks
11/25/2014 (Tue) 
5:00p to 7:30 * Stay for Trivia Night!
Limerick Pub
11301 Elkin Street, Wheaton, MD
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