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
Featured Speaker Diana Ash, Communications Associate, Montgomery County Food Council will discuss the Food Council and the Community Food Rescue Initiative.
The Montgomery County Food Council is a collection of community stakeholders who examine problems and develop solutions to improve our local food system and county. The activities of the Food Council are accomplished primarily through our Working Groups, led by Council Members and populated by concerned residents with a shared commitment to making a positive impact in our food system. These subcommittees develop and executive initiatives, support policies, and facilitate partnerships connected to their specific goals.
DONATE AND RECEIVE A RAFFLE TICKET!! We are collecting non-perishable food donations for Mid-County United Ministries (MUM). Preferred items include: Hot/Cold Cereals, Crackers/Cookies, Canned Fruits/Vegetables, Dessert Mixes/Icing, Dry/Canned Beans, Pastas, Rices; Fruit Juices, Pasta Sauces, Dry/Canned Milk, Canned Meats/Tuna, Tea/Cocoa/Coffee, Soups/Stews/Chilies, Diet Specific Foods, Peanut Butter/Jelly, Toiletries, Condiments/Spices
$5 Donation Requested Come to learn, share and network. Stay to relax and meet your neighbors! Plus, enter to win Raffle Prizes!
Collecting donations of used clothing & linens.
The average US citizen throws away 70 pounds of clothing each year, 85% of which is dumped into overcrowded landfills. Almost 100% of these items can be reused or recycled, saving not just the materials themselves, but also the water and energy used during the manufacturing process.
Learn how The ARC Montgomery‘s programs support children, adults & families affected by intellectual & developmental disabilities by providing child care, work training, & community living options.
The Arc Montgomery County collects clothing, linens, shoes, belts, handbags and backpacks which are reused, repurposed or recycled. This process provides employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2015 Artist Talk: 8:30–9:00 AM Bird Photography: 9:00–11:00 AM WHEATON VETERANS PARK 11200 Amherst Avenue Wheaton, MD 20902 Directions and Parking: Saturday free parking in County Parking Garage 45 (located on Amherst Ave next to Veterans Park) Wheaton Metro Station one block.
What to Expect: Mouth Watering Appetizers, Local Beer & Wine, Delicious Refreshments, Informational Green Vendors, Fun Door Prizes!
Enjoy selections from Wheaton favorites Hollywood East Cafe, Limerick Pub, Green Plate Catering and Los Chorros. The Gala, sponsored in part by IHOP Restaurant, The George Apartments, M&T Bank, and Theresa Testoni, celebrates our successes in four years of non-profit educational work and green initiatives in the Wheaton community, and serves as a fundraiser for our continuing efforts of living and working “green” into the future.
June 25, 2015 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The George Apartments Penthouse Lounge 11141 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
NEXT PUBLIC MEETING ON WHEATON REDEVELOPMENT DEC. 11TH AT 7PM AT WHEATON HIGH SCHOOL (12601 Dalewood Dr, Wheaton, MD, 20902) Montgomery County will be holding its next public meeting on Dec. 11th at 7pm to update the community on its progress on the Wheaton Redevelopment project. To learn more about the project, please visit the project page here. Please attend this public meeting and make your voice heard!
You can also check out this excellent blog entry from ANS Conservation Director, Diane Cameron.
Let’s also keep the conversation on these issues alive on social media like Twitter and Facebook. Greenwheaton’s twitter is @greenwheatonincWheaton’s twitter is @wheatonmd. Use hashtag #greenurbanwheatonto talk about redevelopment.
GreenWheaton and Signal Financial Federal Credit Union Present a
PAPER SHREDDING and ELECTRONIC RECYCLING EVENT
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22
5:00 PM T0 7:00 PM
Signal Financial Federal Credit Union Parking Lot 3015 University Blvd., W Kensington, MD 20895
Bring all of your unwanted paper and documents to be securely shredded. Volunteers are needed to help direct traffic and coordinate the vehicles dropping off documents. For more information on volunteering please contact GreenWheaton at firstname.lastname@example.org. SSL Hours Available! En Espanol
Thanks to our friends at ECO City Junk you can also bring your unwanted TVs, Electronics and Small Appliances
Items accepted include (working or not):
Televisions (with screens intact)
Telephones including cell phones
ECO CITY JUNK, helps customers take back space in their homes and business, recycling and repurposing discarded items leaving little or no negative impact on the environment www.ecocityjunk.com
Signal Financial Federal Credit Union is the proud sponsor of GreenWheaton’s Paper Shredding Day. We care about our community and our environment. Become our member today! www.sfonline.org
GreenWheaton, Inc. is a Maryland non-profit dedicated to engaging the community in education and outreach that promotes Wheaton, Maryland as a model sustainable community with a “visibly green” and healthy environmental footprint. www.greenwheaton.org
GALA from the Webster’s Dictionary meaning a festive celebration; especially: a public entertainment marking a special occasion. Please join Green Wheaton as we celebrate the close of our first year. Meet and greet Board members, Green businesses, Sponsors and key Stakeholders involved in making Wheaton a “visibly green”, sustainable community. Enjoy food and drink from local vendors and restaurants. Learn more about what you and GreenWheaton can do together. We are anxious to hear your ideas of “green” programming and projects that could be implemented this coming year. All are invited to attend. Tickets: $25 a person.