UPDATE: The speed dating event has been changed to March 7 from February 21.
Just because you don’t eat meat doesn’t mean you can’t meet that special someone out at a restaurant. On Thursday, March 7, Zipcar and Live Green will co-sponsor a vegan speed dating event at Everlasting Life Cafe at 2928 Georgia Avenue NW.
The mini-date event is for vegans, vegetarians and other interested eco-conscious allies, and includes free vegan appetizers, free wine, free music and a free raffle to a one-year membership with Zipcar.
Who knows, maybe you’ll find Everlasting love.
The cost is $15 ($10 for Live Green or Zipcar members); the event starts at 6:30 pm. More information and registration is available online.
On Thursday, November 8, Think Local First and Live Green will sponsor a Locals Unplugged event, From Passion to Profit- How Three Local Women Left Big Box to Start their Own Businesses. The two-hour-long panel will take place at 8 am at Ben’s Chili Bowl (1213 U Street NW).
Throughout the event, Theresa Watts of Lettie Gooch, Kim Weeks of Boundless Yoga and Yvette Freeman of The Foundry will discuss how they got started, how they manage their successful businesses and where they see their businesses going in the future. The morning series includes a continental breakfast, a speaking session, a Q&A session and networking opportunities.
Tickets to the event are $15 for Think Local First members, $20 for students and nonprofits and $25 for non-members.
The DC-based environmental organization will throw-down with specialty drinks (including Honest Tea cocktails), live music from DJ Payne of FunkDC and appetizers from Local 16 and Java/Café Green.
The event at Local 16 (1602 U Street) starts at 6 and goes until 9 pm. The price is $10 for members, $15 for non-members and $20 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase online. For more information, visit the event’s webpage.
Eat Local First is a campaign of Think Local First DC, a non-profit organization that works with independent businesses, consumers and policymakers to grow a sustainable local economy in DC.
Borderstan.com is proud to be a sponsor of Eat Local First 2012 and a member of Think Local First DC. Look for more information in the coming days on events in the Borderstan area.
There is still time to drop off clothing as part of a month-long clothing drive for Goodwill that ends Saturday. You can deliver clothing from 11 am to 1:30 pm just east of Logan Circle.
The clothing drive was coordinated by Live Green and Repax and will end at Saturday afternoon’s Green Rush Scavenger Hunt. The event begins at 2:30 pm at Logan Circle is part of 2012 Earth Day celebrations in DC. (See Earth Day Starts Saturday with Green Rush Scavenger Hunt.)
The clothing drop off site is just East of Logan Circle, near the intersection of Rhode Island Avenue, P Street and 12th Streets NW. Contact Steve Ma, Live Green, 202-361-3946 or stevejamesma[AT]gmail.com.
The clothing drive concludes a month-long drive by Live Green and Repax. Since mid-March, DC residents have been dropping off clothes in bins at green businesses and apartment buildings throughout the city as part of the FWD: Your Fashion Clothing Drive.
More than 5,000 lbs of donations have been collected, making this drive DC’s largest community clothing drive in support of Goodwill. As part of Live Green and Clean Currents’ Green Rush, an eco-themed scavenger hunt, participants will help to deliver the donations to Goodwill’s truck.
About Saturday’s Green Rush Scavenger Hunt
Green Rush is sponsored by two local entities — Live Green and Clean Currents (which sells wind power). Green Rush begins at Logan Circle at 2:30 pm and ends with a party at 5:30 pm at Liv at 2001 11th Street NW. (You can also get more information on the Live Green Facebook page.)
Teams of two to five people will compete in challenges and decode clues for a chance to win a $1,000 Grand Prize. You need to register and buy tickets for the scavenger hunt. There are also volunteer opportunities if you don’t want to take part in the hunt.
Other local businesses helping sponsor the event are The Bike Rack, Cafe Green, Base Camp and Local 16.
From Mary Burgan. Email her at mary[AT]borderstan.com.
What are you doing this weekend? Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day around the world, the 42nd Anniversary of the first one, to be exact. There a number of activities in the neighborhood and in DC, starting on Saturday the 21st right in Logan Circle.
Take the Ecological Footprint Calculator test on the Earth Day website to see what your own impact is on the Earth. It’s a fun and enlightening exercise. Warning: You may not be pleased with your results!
Saturday: Green Rush Scavenger Hunt Starts in Logan Circle
If you like sticking around the neighborhood on Saturday, the day before Earth Day, you can join a scavenger hunt called Green Rush, sponsored by two local entities — Live Green and Clean Currents (which sells wind power). Green Rush begins at Logan Circle at 2:30 pm and ends with a party at 5:30 pm at Liv at 2001 11th Street NW. (You can also get more information on the Live Green Facebook page.)
If you and at least one other person are interested, start planning now — there are certain “green rules” for participating. Teams of two to five people will compete in challenges and decode clues for a chance to win a $1,000 Grand Prize. You need to register and purchase tickets for the scavenger hunt. There are also volunteer opportunities if you don’t want to take part in the hunt.
As part of Green Rush, there is even a Foodie Award: “Teams that indulge in samples at all restaurants participating in the Green Rush will be added to a raffle to win $30 gift certificates to Pete’s Apizza (2 available) or a $100 gift certificate to Cafe Green.” There is also a Green Spirit Award, an Orange you Green Award and a Moe Down Thrown Down Award, in addition to the $1,000 Grand Prize.
Other local businesses helping sponsor the event are The Bike Rack, Cafe Green, Base Camp, Local 16.
Saturday: Anacostia Watershed Cleanup
Saturday, April 21 is annual clean up day of the Anacostia River and watershed: “Join the Anacostia Watershed Society and other local organizations as we work to clean up the Anacostia River and its tributaries in honor of Earth Day. Last year, more than 2,000 volunteers helped us remove more than 42 tons of trash from the river!” This year’s clean up is from 9 am to noon at about 40 sites throughout the Anacostia Watershed in DC, and Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland.
Sunday: Mobilize the Earth Event on the National Mall
The Mobilize the Earth event is on the National Mall from 11 am to 7 pm — there with big names in entertainment and public life, energy-saving demonstrations and more.
Sunday: National Zoo Events
Go to the National Zoo for a variety of events. Meet the Zoo’s Green Team experts, participate in green-themed crafts and learn simple daily actions that help you enjoy a more environmentally friendly lifestyle.
More Earth Day Activities and Ideas
If you want to plan something more personalized to celebrate Earth Day, the organization’s website offers a number of other ideas for individual and collective efforts on April 22 — with kids, family, friends or civic/church groups. You can take the Ecological Footprint Calculator test to see what your own impact is on the Earth. It’s a fun and enlightening exercise. Warning: You may not be pleased with your results!