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GreenDC Week, which will be held from April 21–27, 2008 is a citywide, collaborative effort to educate the people who live, work and learn in the District of Columbia about energy and environmental sustainability. GreenDC Week aims to educate residents about simple yet effective actions that reduce energy consumption and climate change emissions; improve the quality of our air, water and land; and utilize green building principles.

 

Green DC Day on Freedom Plaza

Event Description:

The celebration will kick off Green DC Week. It will showcase cutting edge environmental and energy exhibits which will teach residents about energy consumption, improving the quality of our air, water, and land and many other environmental topics. Local and federal government, the non-profit sector and the private industry have joined together to educate those who live, work, or learn in the District of Columbia about protecting our environment. The day will be filled with plenty of fun and excitement for people of all ages.

 

Event Date: Monday, April 21

Event Time: 10am - 4pm

Event Location:

Freedom Plaza

13th Street and Pennsylvania Ave NW,

Lead Organization(s): District Department of the Environment

 

Contact person: Robin Graham

Contact Number: (202) 741-5326

Contact email: robin.graham@dc.gov

 

Contact person: Candace McCrae

Contact Number: (202) 741-5325

Contact email: candace.mccrae@dc.gov

 

Earth Day 2008: A Call for Climate

 

Earth Day 2008 is expected to be the biggest yet! From Tokyo to Togo, to our flagship event on the National Mall in Washington, DC and 7 other U.S. cities, we will be galvanizing millions of people around the world behind a Call for Climate, our global warming action theme. Hundreds of events are popping up all over the globe and April 22 should be a most memorable Earth Day. We will be asking people to call their government and urge significant and equitable action on climate change.

 

Our U.S. events, produced by Green Apple Festival, will include A-list musicians and actors, environmental and community leaders, and dozens of exhibits. These special events are the place to be on April 20, right before Earth Day. In Washington, DC we will be rocking out with the Roots,Toots and the Maytals, and Warren Haynes. In Denver, the lineup includes The Neville Brothers, Benevento Russo, Saul Williams, Rose Hill Drive, and Jackie Greene. Our Call for Climate will go out to the U.S. Congress on Earth Day, April 22 and we hope to generate 1-million phone calls to lawmakers! Mark your calendar and check this space for frequent updates!

 

Event Date: Tuesda, April 22

Event Time: 10am - 4pm

Event Location: National Mall

Lead Organization(s): Earth Day Network

 

Saturday, April 26

 

DPW Hazardous Waste Collection

 

Anacostia Watershed Earth Day Cleanup & Rally

 

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Location:

Seafarers Yacht Club

1950 M St., SE; Washington, DC 20003

Contacts:

Jim Connolly, Executive Director, Anacostia Watershed Society

Steven Reynolds, Communications Manager, Anacostia Watershed Society

Kamweti Mutu, Project Coordinator, Anacostia Watershed Society

Tel: 301-699-6204 Fax: 301-699-3317

 

Event Description: This Event is open to the public and to the media.

On April 26, 2008, the Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) and 35 other partner organizations will celebrate Earth Day 2008 by removing trash and debris from more than 30 sites along the Anacostia River in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Each year, stormwater runoff from storm drains and other sources dumps 20,000 tons of trash and debris into the Anacostia River. For the last two decades, AWS has lead efforts to remove this pollution from the water and shoreline of the river. Last year, more than 2,000 local residents volunteer to remove 49 tons of trash from the watershed. The 2008 cleanup promises to be much larger.

Following the cleanup, AWS will sponsor an Earth Day Rally celebration for all participating volunteers and the general public at Seafarers Yacht Club in the District of Columbia. Each year, the location of this rally rotates between DC and Maryland to highlight two facts: (1) that the river and its pollution refuse to obey political boundaries, and (2) that inter-jurisdictional cooperation on environmental policy must proceed in order for the river to be truly restored. The rally provides participants with free food and entertainment, as well as an opportunity for the Mayor to convey his thoughts about the river, the local environment, and government policies aimed at its restoration and protection.

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