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Central Farm Market -- Open Sundays, 9 am - 1 pm at the Bethesda Elementary School parking lot on Arlington Road, at the corner of Wilson Lane and Old Georgetown Road.
FreshFarm Market -- Open Saturdays, 9 am - 1 pm on Norfolk Ave. between Fairmont and St. Elmo Aves.
Cape Spin! at the West End Cinema -- June 22-28, check out the documentary film about the surreal, fascinating, tragicomic story of the battle over the wind energy project in Nantucket Sound.
Arganica Festivus @ Amicus
-- Saturday, June 23, noon - 4 pm. Celebrate Summer with Arganica's fresh and wholesome tastes at the Amicus Green Building Center in Kensington.
BG 101 -- Wednesday, June 27, 4 - 5:30 pm. Bethesda Green orientation and review of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check the Events page regularly for updates.
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and get immediate access to Green News & Events, features, notices and other information from Bethesda Green.Farm to Freezer Kick-off
The June 7 kick-off of Farm to Freezer, a local project of Bethesda Cares and Full Plate Ventures to nourish the hungry, attracted 96 attendees at the Bethesda Green Happy Hour hosted by Food Wine & Co.Big Green Bus visits GreenWheaton Gala
GreenWheaton celebrated its First Anniversary at Brookside Gardens June 19 and enjoyed a visit from students traveling with the Dartmouth College Big Green Bus this summer. Check out their video
.Inaugural Reel Water Film Festival a Huge Success
In addition to attracting nearly 200 attendees to learn about water as a vital resource, highlights from the June 16 film festival include raising funds for water filters for the village of Matictic in the Philippines. Silver Spring Green plans Green Living Showcase
Plans are under way for the October 20 showcase in Silver Spring. Information for vendors interested in participating can be found here
BofA Targets $50B for Energy Projectsby Rick Rothacker, Reuters.com, June 11
Bank says initiative aims to help address climate change -- includes financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy projects.
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|From the Executive Director|
For the last two years, Bethesda Green and partner Bethesda Magazine have presented Green Awards, selected from hundreds of "green" individuals and organizations nominated in seven categories. Nominees and particularly winners demonstrated exceptional commitment to the environment in areas as diverse as recycling, energy efficiency, conservation and farming.
Many of our winners were actively engaged in environmental activities for years. Others embraced the environment fairly recently. Regardless, their leadership inspires the next generation as green continues to become more mainstream.
As first-year winner Scott Nash, CEO of MOM's Organic Market, stated, "I look forward to a time when what we do is commonplace and everyone does these things because it make sense."
Several colleagues asked me why these awards are important and particularly why businesses should care. I think the answer is clear: as residents, communities and local companies continue to face significant challenges, we need a wide array of innovative solutions and leaders committed to their implementation. It's a good bet that the best ideas are likely to emerge locally.
The Green Awards nominees represent champions within Montgomery County and northwest DC and demonstrate how we can make our community a better place to live. They can also provide insight for businesses to successfully increase market share, improve the bottom line and better the planet.
We hope you will apply (or nominate someone) for this year's awards, and we look forward to sharing your many successes and celebrating the winners at our Annual Gala this fall.
Call for NOMINATIONS -- last week
Nominations for the 3rd annual Bethesda Magazine Green Awards, conducted in partnership with Bethesda Green, are now being accepted for businesses, organizations, communities and individuals who are providing green services or promoting and living a green lifestyle.
Winners will be profiled in the November/December 2012 issue of Bethesda Magazine and honored at the Bethesda Green Gala on October 11.
Nomination deadline is Friday, June 29.
Click HERE for details and entry form.
Solar & Green Home Expo
On Saturday, June 9, Bethesda Green hosted its third annual Solar & Green Home Expo. The event drew 27 local green business vendors from Montgomery County and the surrounding metro area. Nearly 200 people attended the event throughout the day.
Participating businesses offered green services in the areas of solar energy, geothermal heating and cooling, composting, landscaping, home cleaning products, interior decorating, remodeling, building, energy audits, wind energy, real estate, lighting and sound systems, and much more.
Workshops were held throughout the day for packed audiences who were eager to learn more about green home remodeling, solar power, energy audits, tax rebates and incentives, and geothermal.
See event photos published in Bethesda Magazine.
More information and a complete list of participating vendors available here.
|Independence Holiday Extender
Thursday, July 5 Happy Hour @ Hard Times Cafe
Join Bethesda Green for a cool First Thursday Happy Hour, July 5, 5 - 8 pm, at the Hard Times Cafe, 4922 Del Ray Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814.
Nothing better than a big bowl of chili and a cold beer in the middle of summer. Hard Times also has great salads, chicken wings, and other tasty offerings.
Hard Times has generously agreed to donate a percentage of sales during the Happy Hour to Bethesda Green, so we're really pushing to get a big crowd and encouraging people to stay for something to eat. They have a great chili, in different varieties!
Come join us and network with like-minded eco-friendly people while supporting Bethesda Green.
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Speedy Signs: Offering Eco Friendly Options for Your Business and Personal Sign Needs
by Lori Hill
If you've ever been in the Bethesda Green office, you may have noticed the big Bethesda Green sign in the conference room. I've always assumed that everything in the Bethesda Green office is eco-friendly, and indeed, that sign is no different. It was created by Dave Taghipour and the team at Speedy Signs in Wheaton, MD.
|BG staff (L-R): Sumi Shrestha, Robert Snyder, Sharon D'Emidio, Betsy Reinstein Dewey, Dave Feldman and Dave Heffernan|
Bethesda Green 2012 Annual Report
Highlighting accomplishments over the past year, our 2012 Annual Report is now available to download as a PDF file here. To all our Sponsors, Volunteers and Donors, the staff of Bethesda Green thanks you for your support.