"Meet the Candidates"

GreenWheaton Green Drinks

September 25th, 2014

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

at Limerick Pub

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

10 Green Tips

For Fall
adapted by
Sara H. Brosnan

1. Make sure schools in your neighborhood are following MCPS guidelines on idling:. "Idling school buses waste fuel and pollute the air. Children are especially sensitive to diesel exhaust, which causes respiratory problems and worsens allergies and asthma."

2. Work to make sure there are safe routes by which kids can walk to school in your area: Kids walking to school reduces pollution from car travel, and it's great exercise.   International Walk to School Day is October 8th. Find out if there's an event near you or start one.

3. If you're a teacher or parent consider ways to teach your students/kids about the environment

4. Reduce or Eliminate Pesticide Use Part I: "Autumn is a time when pests such as insects and rodents may try to move indoors. Eliminate sources of food, water, and shelter to reduce your pest problems."

5. Reduce or Eliminate Pesticide Use Part II: Locally, Safe Grow Montgomery is working on the issue of cosmetic pesticide use.

6. What's in Season?: There will be a variety of seasonal produce and fruit available well into the fall. When the weather gets cool, it will also be a great time for kids (and adults) to visit one of several Montgomery County Farms where you can "pick your own."

7. Put your garden to bed: This is a great time to clean up and compost dead plants and leaves, mulch, and plan new garden projects.

8.  When gardening "choose hand-powered or electric tools over gas ones." Gas powered leaf blowers in particular cause both air and noise pollution. Plus raking is better exercise!

9. Think about how to make your Halloween more "green"

10. And finally, fall is a great time to get outside and enjoy nature!


Meet the Candidates!

Ballot Box Clip Art
Join us for a very special September Green Drinks in which you have the opportunity to meet and discuss "green" (and other) issues with several of the people running for state and local office this fall.

Limerick Pub LogoThe event will be at the Limerick Pub from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on September 24th.

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Montgomery County Green News Roundup

by Sara H. Brosnan

If you're anything like me you had a summer that was full of traveling. Here's some local(ish) "green" news items you might have missed.

Free Bikeshare Memberships Available - Based on Income Eligibility

Big Belly Comes to Wheaton FAQ: The Wheaton CBD got 18 Big Belly solar dual trash and recycling compacting units.  GreenWheaton plans to conduct a public information campaign this fall surrounding the units.

Montgomery County Council Appoints New Planning Board Chair

How to Do The Ice Bucket Challenge Guilt Free (by former GreenWheaton admin Susanna Parker)

Councilmembers Propose Eliminating Foam Food Containers in County

Community Service Week

October 18-26: GreenWheaton is once again participating in this awesome week of activities promoting service and volunteering.  We are planning activities to foster community outreach and good green habits.  Do you have an idea or project you would like to do?   We are always willing to hear your  ideas to make Community Service Week  a truly momentous and rewarding event.
Help with building and grounds maintenance - Assist with large mailings -
Spend time with your residents - Assemble care packages - Organize office space - Clean parks and streams - Take an inventory count - Put a community garden to bed.
Visit here for more information.

Volunteers Needed Year Round Too!

(pictured above some of our volunteers helping clean up the Veteran's Park on Community Service Day 2013)

In addition to during Community Service Week, GreenWheaton is always seeking volunteers, interns and project leaders to assist with our 2014 and 2015 schedule of events.

Particularly appreciated would be 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 sbrosnan@greenwheaton.org

We are also always looking for 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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Corporate Volunter Council of Montgomery County
Food Recovery 101
9/16/2/2014 (Tuesday)
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
The Universities at Shady Grove
9630 Gudelsky Dr.
Rockville MD 20850
Please Register Online

Silver Spring Green's
Good Green Fun

9/17/2014 (Wednesday)
Details TBA

Poolesville Green
Electric Car Show

9/20/2014 (Saturday)
11:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Poolesville Elementary School
19565 Fisher St.
Poolesville, MD 20837

Les Dames d'Esoffier
Gourmet Culinary Walking Tour of Wheaton

9/20/2014 (Saturday)
9:45 AM to Early Afternoon
Meet at the Corner of Price & Fern Ave.
Wheaton, MD, 20902
$40/$45 Member/Non-member
(Includes breakfast, lunch, and tastings)
Register Online

Sierra Club
Maryland Goes to the People's Climate March
9/21/2014 (Sunday)
6 AM to 10 PM
Buses are traveling from several Maryland locations to NYC
including Westfield Wheaton
$25 for bus ticket

"Meet the Candidates"
Green Drinks

9/25/2014 (Thursday)
5:00 pm to 8:00 PM
Limerick Pub
11301 Elkin Street
Wheaton, MD, 20902
$5 Donation requested

National Public
Lands Day

9/27/2014 (Saturday)
Many volunteer opportunities

Annapolis Green
Green Drinks

Eastport Yacht Club
317 First St.
Annapolis, MD 21403

Maryland Solar and Green Home Tour!
10/4/2014 (Saturday) and 10/15/2014 (Sunday)
11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Various locations

International Walk to School Day
10/8/2014 (Wednesday)

Bethesda Green Gala!
10/9/2014 (Thursday)
Bethesda Blues and Jazz Super Club
7719 Wisconsin Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
$80 (through 9/14)

Maryland Clean Energy Summit
10/14/2014 (Tuesday) and
10/15/2014 (Wednesday)
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GreenWheaton, Inc. is a Maryland non-profit dedicated to engaging the community in education and outreach that promotes Wheaton, Maryland as a model sustainable community with a “visibly green” and healthy environmental footprint.

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