Thursday, May 2, 2013
Here are some family activities you can do to foster environmentalism. Sponsored by Sony.
Very few events are celebrated around the globe, but Earth Day is. This year, it’s come and gone. But we’re here to ask: What can we do to show our love of the earth on that day, and every day? On May 31, Sony will release After Earth, an action-packed movie that takes place 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave. It’s the kind of scenario that makes you want to donate to Greenpeace, recycle everything, and start biking every where, immediately. So, in honor of Earth Day, Patch has teamed up with Sony to present these ideas for making every day Earth Day. How can we make every day Earth Day? Begin with little things. Easy things. Obvious things. Things we take for granted each day, and use and/or abuse because of …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The girls will be working towards their Girl Scout Bronze Award and want you to join them.
Friday, April 20, 2012
Meet friends and celebrate the GHI woodlands on Earth Day.
The Greenbelt Homes, Inc. (GHI) Woodlands Committee is inviting Greenbelters of all ages to meet friends and help out the woodlands on Saturday in celebration of Earth Day. "It's going to be a day of service to help restore the ecology of the GHI woodlands," said Matt Berres, GHI staff liaison to the committee. The Committee is meeting along Ridge Road, between the 58 and 62 courts, and will work from 9 a.m. until noon. Volunteers don't need to stay the whole time, though — they may help out for a short time or stay for the duration. The plan is to trim vines and branches back from the trail on GHI property and perform invasive plant removal. Volunteers are encouraged to wear long pants, long sleeves, as well as hats and gloves to protect …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
On Saturday the city will host a kaleidoscope of green activities to celebrate Earth Day.
You don't have to travel far on Earth Day, Saturday, April 21. From a lake walk, to celebrations with food and festivities, to a rain garden planting and tours - it's all happening here in Greenbelt. Three Lakes Walk Join a free walk that starts at Schrom Hill Lake and continues on to Buddy Attick Lake and to the fountain pond by Franklin Park — before heading to your final destination at the Springhill Lake Recreation Center. Anytime between 9 a.m. and noon: Meet by the pavilion at Schrom Hills Lake Park, where the Three Lakes Walk begins. You can start once you register. When you finish the walk and arrive at the Springhill Lake Recreation Center, a shuttle will be waiting to take you back to Schrom Hills Park up until 3 p.m. — or you …
Thousands of volunteers are expected to clean debris from the river and its tributaries on Saturday, as part of the Anacostia Watershed Society’s 23rd annual Earth Day Cleanup & Celebration.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Last year, approximately 2,000 volunteers helped remove 335 tires and 2,600 bags of trash and recyclable materials, totaling 42 tons, from the Anacostia River during the Earth Day Cleanup. Among those items: five TVs, three toilets, three sofas, one refrigerator, 18 chairs, three tents, seven bikes, two mattresses and one newspaper vending box for the Washington Star. More than 2,000 volunteers are expected to continue the work this coming Saturday. Volunteers will be working to remove trash and debris at 40 cleanup sites along the shores of the Anacostia River in Washington and several upstream tributaries in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Additional volunteers will also be planting trees in a wetland restoration project in …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Greenbelters will gather in the New Deal Café for a candlelight moment.
Turn your lights off on Saturday from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. and join Green ACES at the New Deal Café for a candlelight moment with friends. Earth Hour is an international event sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The objective is to send a powerful global message that it’s possible to take action on climate change. The City of Greenbelt will turn off non-essential lights. Tell your friends and family to turn off the lights as well, and to come hang out with us! For more information on Earth Hour visit its website. For more information on Greenbelt's Earth Hour event, email Luisa Robles at email@example.com or call (240) 542-2153.