Local Environmental Resources
Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment (ACE)
is a local Buddhist organization which cultivates more
than just a peaceful mind. But you don't need to be Buddhist to
participate. They cultivate native plants, including trees and shrubs
in an effort to restore the native balance of plants. They distribute
these species free of charge. You can volunteer your time at their
nursery, a great opportunity to learn, connect with the natural world,
and be doing works of service for the Earth.
is a good group to join to learn about simple living.
Sierra Club: The Washington, DC
the Rappahanock (Fredericksburg area)
If you live in Montgomery County, be sure to watch The Greenman Show
Cable Montgomery. If you're not in
Montgomery County, you can
watch the show online (check the schedule on the
Hybrid cars are really taking off. Toyota, Honda, GM, Dodge
and Ford sell them, with Lexus, Nissan, Mazda. Mercedes-Benz, Mercury
and Saturn having them in the works. There should be about 22 models
available by 2007! The savings on fuel, possible high resale value,
Federal tax credits, special HOV privileges, in addition the the good
karma earned, make them well worth considering.
Please visit the
recovers and reuses
salvaged or surplus building materials. Typical surplus and salvaged
products include doors, windows, lumber, masonry, plumbing &
electrical fixtures, finishes, and hardware.
Keep It Green Computer Recycling can safely rid you of old computer equipment.
You can pick up postage paid mailers to send used
inkjet cartridges in for recycling at Best Buy stores.
There's a lot on non-profit environmental groups in the DC
area. They can be a great place to work or volunteer. You can find some
on this list of non-profit groups.
Earth friendly landscaping is available from American Plant Food Garden Center and Nursery
Photos of Earth Day 2004
events Also, check out these photos of a
Hybrid Car Parade at the Capitol on Independence Day 2004. Earth Day is a perfect time to raise awareness of
the benefits of hybrid vehicles. If you have a hybrid, you can check
meetup.com for local hybrid and Prius groups and form your own parade.