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Sen. Raskin Presents Green Community Award at Gala Fri June 24

MD State Senator Jamie Raskin to present 2016 “Green  Community Award” Winners

Green Community Award winners to be recognized at GreenWheaton’s 5th year anniversary Gala.  Maryland State Senator Jamie Raskin will  present the award as GreenWheaton recognizes local citizens for their “green” efforts in the Wheaton community. For their support of Wheaton….

clean-&-safeGreenWheaton has recognized the dedicated efforts of the Wheaton Urban District’s Clean and Safe Team.  Joe Callaway and his team are being cited for their exceptional service and efforts in downtown Wheaton.
 

 

elizchaissonElizabeth Chaisson, a founding member of GreenWheaton has served as a founder, as the first president of the board and its first Executive Director, taking on many of the unglamorous but essential tasks of forming a new organization.  For her tireless and instrumental dedication to GreenWheaton and the Wheaton community she is being recognized.

VISIT THE DSCN1599 (2)PHOTO WINNERS EXHIBIT

Photography Exhibit capturing the beauty of nature in the Wheaton community sponsored in part by Joanne Miller Photography and the Montgomery County Arts & Humanities Council

Local Vendors, Food, Beer , Wine and More……..

Hollywood East Cafe
Green Plate Catering
The Limerick Pub
Los Chorros
Seoul Food DC
BeClaws
Java Nation
7 Locks Brewing
Knob Hall Winery

USE Code tasteofwheaton to save $15 off full ticket price


HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Help us continue our efforts and offer more educational outreach on the importance of living and working “green,”.  It is imperative that we raise funds at events like this annual fundraising gala.  Your contributions will be invaluable in these labors.  Listed below are many of the ways in which you can provide your assistance.

Exhibitors Participation:  We still have a few exhibitor tables available for vendors to exhibit their wares and products to an audience of like-minded people.  A table is only $200.  Vendors are encouraged to provide materials to be included in the free gift bags provided to the audience. Download the exhibitor application.

Sponsorship:   Download the sponsorship document which explains the value of each sponsorship level.

Donations:  We are in need of donations of food, items for our gift bags, greenery for decorations, items for raffle and door prizes as well as others services.  If you have other ideas how you can help we would love to talk!  Purchase an extra ticket and support one of the night’s volunteers.

Volunteer: Volunteers are always needed to help setup and breakdown, stuff gift bags as well as helping at registration or the bar.  Give us some time and we’ll discount your ticket.  Let us know at info@greenwheaton.org

Early Bird Prices thru June 20

Celebrate 5 years of support to our Community and the Environment

Friday June 24, 2016

Brookside Gardens Visitors Center Reception Hall

1800 Glenallan Avenue Wheaton MD 20902

6PM to 9PM

Local Vendors, Food, Beer and Wine HollywoodEast

GreenPlateCatering

Sample other local favorites ….
The Limerick Pub
Los Chorros
Seoul Food DC
BeClaws
Java Nation
7 Locks Brewing
Knob Hall Winery

Act fast!  EARLY BIRD PRICE EXTENDED Friday June 20

www.greenwheatongala2016.eventbrite.com

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information can be found here

Its all about the trees.  Did you know  the Montgomery County Department of Protection (MCDEP)  has a program to plant Shade Trees for FREETREE MONTGOMERY  is looking for places to plant, especially in yards of single family homes, parking lots, and multi-family communities.

Keto pic

Evan Keto, Program Manager in the Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection and ISA Certified Arborist, will join us to talk about the county’s Tree Montgomery program, and provide details for those who want to request FREE TREES for their yards. We’ll also have some info on how to take care of the trees you already have.

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https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/DEP/Tree/Tree-request.html

Artist Walking Tour this Saturday March 19

ARTIST WALKING TOUR:

SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016 1:00PM – 3:00 PM 

Meet at Veterans Park, 11200 Amherst Avenue.  Join artist Joanne Miller on a photographic journey through urban Wheaton. Bring your camera and walk along with Joanne as we photograph the nature in the downtown Central Business District (CBD).  The walk is an opportunity for photography and conversation about personal vision and creative practice.  Free and open to the public – all levels of photographers are welcome.

Joanne Miller and GreenWheaton are collaborating on a year-long Wheaton Arts and Culture Grant.  To learn more about this project and upcoming events go to the www.greenwheaton.org/greenarts

Let us know you’re coming  RSVP @ https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artist-walking-tour-photography-in-wheaton-arts-and-entertainment-district-tickets-22531947662

 

 

Spring Fever in Wheaton – Sat Feb 20 @1PM – Wheatons Veterans Park

 

Join GreenWheaton and artist Joanne Miller on a photographic journey through urban Wheaton. Bring your camera and walk along with Joanne as we photograph the nature in the downtown Central Business District (CBD).  The walk is an opportunity for photography and conversation about personal vision and creative practice.  Free and open to the public – all levels of photographers are welcome. In the event of rain, artist walk will be rescheduled. Please visit the Wheaton Arts and Culture gallery of community photographs at www.joannemiller-community.com.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artist-walking-tour-photography-in-wheaton-arts-and-entertainment-district-tickets-21524542486

 

Bethesda Green Fields of Green Internship Fair is tomorrow.

Bethesda Green’s Seventh Annual FIELDS OF GREEN INTERNSHIP FAIR!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

10 AM – 2 PM

4825 Cordell Avenue, Suite 200

Second floor of the Capital One Bank

Are you a college or grad school student looking for an internship or job in the innovative green sector? Have you recently graduated and need to get your foot in the door to kick start you green career?

If so, the Seventh Annual Fields of Green Internship Fair is for you!

This year we will host some of the leading environmental employers from the DC metro area and green companies looking for talented candidates to fulfill their internship needs. This year will feature some of the newest start ups and incubator companies in Bethesda.  Come to the fair prepared to impress as employers will be interviewing promising candidates on-the-spot.

Here is a peek at some of the past employers and incubator companies who participated at last year’s Fields of Green Internship Fair!

  • Green Wheaton
  • Rock Creek Conservancy
  • Student Conservation Association
  • Montgomery County Food Council
  • Department of Environmental Protection (Montgomery County)
  • And many, many more!

We hope to see you on February 6, 2016! If you have any questions, please contact Kim Goddu at kim@bethesdagreen.org

Employers: Is your organization looking for stellar interns this summer? Or, perhaps for interns year round? Right now we are in the process of inviting employers looking for highly qualified candidates to participate in this year’s internship fair. Not only will you meet the candidates for the internships face-to-face on February 6, 2016 but your internship posting will be widely shared among our diverse network as well as posted on our Fields of Green webpage leading up to the event. In year’s past we have matched many amazing candidates with innovative green jobs.

Help us develop the next generation of start ups and promote local job creation by participating in the Fields of Green Internship Fair! We accept both paid and unpaid positions at the fair.  More