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From Luis Gomez.
More than 60 teams about 300 people turned out Saturday for the 2012 Green Rush Scavenger Hunt, which kicked off in Logan Circle at 2:30 pm. Teams of two to five people competed in challenges and decoded clues for a chance to win a $1,000 Grand Prize. There were additional prizes as scavengers checked in along the way at participating green businesses.
It was all part of Earth Day 2012 activities, which was officially Sunday. In addition to the Grand Prize, prizes included a Foodie Award, a Green Spirit Award, an Orange you Green Award and a Mow Down Thrown Down Award.
“Green Rush and our FWD: Your Fashion clothing drive were tremendous successes for Live Green and the green community at large. Participants had a ton of fun, Goodwill received a tremendous outpouring of support, and local green businesses got great exposure to new customers. Add in a fabulous after-party and it’s hard to think of how people could have had a more meaningful and enjoyable Earth Day weekend,” said Steve Ma, board president and co-director of Live Green.
Event sponsors and coordinators were Live Green and Clean Currents, which sells wind power to residential and business customers. Other local businesses sponsoring Saturday’s Earth Day event were The Bike Rack on Q Street, Cafe Green on 17th Street, Base Camp on 18th Street and Local 16 on U Street NW.
In addition, Saturday marked end of a month-long drive by Live Green and Repax. Since mid-March, DC residents leaving clothes in bins at green businesses and apartment buildings throughout the city as part of the FWD: Your Fashion Clothing Drive. More than 7,000 lbs of donations were collected, making this drive DC’s largest community clothing drive in support of Goodwill. Additional donations were accepted Saturday before the pick up at Logan Circle.
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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.