GreenWheaton / Silver Spring Green Drinks
Wednesday, Sept. 16, 5:30-8p
Los Chorros Restaurant
2420 Blueridge Ave, Wheaton, MD 20902

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

Calendar Highlights
Click on Event Title for Details

Thurs, Sept. 10, 5p-8p
Bethesda Green HH

Sapphire Cafe
7940 Wisconsin Ave.

Thurs, Sept. 10, 7p-10p
MoCo Hispanic Gala
8656 Colesville Rd.
4935 Bar and Kitchen 4935 Cordell Ave,

Sat, Sept 12, 10a-11a
Music in the Square
Kensington, Howard Ave. Park

Sat, Sept 12, 10a-2p
Brookside Plant Sale
1800 Glenallan Ave

Wed, Sept. 16, 9:30-11a
MoCo Green Bank Seminar
603 Edmonston Drive
Rockville MD

Wed, Sept. 16, 5:30-8p
GreenWheaton Networking
Guest - MD Sierra Club
Los Chorros
2410 Blueridge Ave

Sat, Sept 19, 10a-11a
Music in the Square
Kensington, Howard Ave. Park

Sat, Sept 19, 10a-4p
Poolesville Community Day
Elec. Vehicle Display
19565 Fisher Ave.
Poolesville, MD

Sun, Sept 20, 1p-5p
MoCo Friendship Picnic
Wheaton Regional Park
2002 Shorefield Road

Sun, Sept 20, 6:30-9:30p
"Revolution" Movie Screening
Unitarian Univ. Church
10309 New Hampshire Ave.

Mon, Sept. 21, 7p-9p
Wheaton Library/ Community Center public update
Wheaton Rescue Squad Hall
2400 Arcola Ave

Thurs, Sept 24, 6p-10p
Transit Task Force Forum
MoCo Council Offices
100 Maryland Ave, 3rd Fl.
Rockville, MD

Sat, Sept. 26, 10a-11a
Music in the Square
Kensington, Howard Ave. Park


Share, Learn, Laugh, Connect & Applaud!
Don't miss the Bethesda Green Gala
Oct. 8, 6:30p-9:30p
Bethesda Blues & Jazz Club

MoCo Planning Dept's Sept. Calendar of Events
Engage with planners, Board members, and help shape the future of MoCo communities.  For more details on projects, plans and meetings, click HERE.

Poolesville Green has a new website and great events in October.


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...

September GreenDrinks
Green Bank Seminar
Mont. Co Trails Forum
Bethesda Green Gala
GreenWheaton Featured!
News & Resources
Calendar of Events

September Socializing!

We are delighted to welcome Dori Cantor Paster, Maryland Sierra Club, as our guest for the September Green Drinks with Silver Spring Green at Los Chorros. Please note, it will be *Wednesday* September 16th.  Los Chorros, 2420 Blueridge Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902. 

RSVP - Let us know you can make it!

Dori will share critical environmental issues expected in MD's 2016 legislative session, goals for substantial climate progress in MD thru increased renewable energy,  addressing pesticide use, large-scale farming issues, waste and recycling, as well as defending recent Chesapeake Bay protections.  You can learn to influence your legislators in Annapolis and have MD lead environmental protection.
Consider attending MD Sierra Club's annual Jamboree - October 16-18.
It's a great chance to get involved in their campaigns to protect our air, water, and natural places, and to meet fellow Sierrans.

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Get the Scoop on the County Green Bank!

Montgomery County Green Bank Information Session

September 16th from 9:00-11:30am

Rockville Fitzgerald Theater

603 Edmonston Dr, Rockville, MD 20851


This event will cover: 

An orientation on the recently passed legislation
A review of similar initiatives in other states and jurisdictions
Answers to your questions: What can a Green Bank do?  What sectors will it serve?  What it will "look like"?  And, how will it be governed?
Impact of the DC PSC denial of Pepco-Exelon merger
The County's Work Group process and how to get involved

Register Today!

Hike, bike, roll, stroll, run, ride…. got trails?

Join a Public Meeting on September 16 about the future of trails in Montgomery Parks. 

Mont. Parks has been revising the Countywide Park Trails Plan and will share ideas about enhancments, the proposed addition of a “Loops and Links” system, plans to improve community service by connecting countywide park trails to regional and recreational parks, as well as to as commercial/employment centers and metro stations. 

Attend this important meeting to provide your input. For more information please visit
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM
M-NCPPC Montgomery Parks Shady Grove
Maintenance Yard Training Room
(enter under the green awning)
16641 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville, MD 20855
Parks staff will present an overview of the proposed Staff Draft Countywide Park Trails Plan Amendment so you can Tell Us What You Think!
Contact Melissa Chotiner, Media Relations Manager, with questions

Don't Miss the 
6th Annual Bethesda Green Gala

Thursday, October 8th.

 Enjoy the historic Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club.  Gala highlights include:
-- Honoring 2015 Bethesda Magazine Green Award Winners
-- Seasonal menu with fare from local purveyors
-- Open bar with local beer and wine
-- Silent Auction including sustainable trips, gifts and services
-- Music and much more!


GreenWheaton in the News!

Holly Leber, Editorial Director of Daily Do Good, recently interview Wendy Howard and Ed Murtagh about GreenWheaton.  Read the full article here!

And learn more about Daily Do Good!

News & Resource

Interested in joining Coalition for Smarter Growth's efforts to impact and influence Rapid Transit in Maryland ? Join them on Wed. Sept 9 - for a Transit Day of Action.  Or attend their October 13th Annual Social - learn about their efforts to positively impact our region.

Is your child headed back to school? Are you looking for healthier lunch ideas for them?  Check out Sister Eden's (aka Lori Hill) blog and recipes!

Does it make sense to build a new highway into Montgomery County's newest walkable community? Read  Greater Greater Washington's article 

Take a walk!  Or a bike ride, or a bus ride, or carpool for the annual Car Free Day!  9/22/15. A worldwide event that encourages greener methods of travel  Learn more here.  

For nearly 2 years pedestrians have been unable to use the raised footbridge connecting Wheaton Plaza to the Wheaton Metro station. A Kensington Heights resident has started an online petition to repair the bridge. Click here for info.

Tree Care 101 - Conservation Montgomery helps you give your trees some TLC. Learn how to keep your trees healthy and safe.  Classes start in Sept.

Congratulations!   Chesapeake Conservation Corps Class of 2016 Announced.   This is a well regarded job training program administered by the Chesapeake Bay Trust, providing young adults with employment opportunities in environmental service.  These youths could be your next amazing hire!  

Congrats to Univ. of MD - The US EPA has selected UMD as one of 9 winners of a six-year grant to support a regional Environmental Finance Center (EFC). Through the EFC, local communities will be able to access technical expertise to identify solutions for financing environmental activities. 

Does your organization need volunteers?   Daily Do Good is launching a volunteer board. Friends & neighbors looking to give their time & skills will have a simple, informative resource of do good opportunities all around the DMV.  Complete this form or email

Montgomery County Volunteer Week is October 16-25.  Look for more info about how GreenWheaton and  YOU can participate!

In case you missed it - America's Clean Power Plan sets the first-ever carbon pollution standards for power plants, with the goal of reducing emission by 32 percent by 2030.

News & Articles Wanted!

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

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