Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Celebrate Earth Day - Logan Style

Here are just a few great ways to celebrate Earth Day in Logan Circle:

Earth Day April 22nd at DC Future Green, 1469 Church St. NW
12 noon - 6:30 p.m.

Be sure to stop by and visit LCCA's table for more information about how you can get involved in events around Logan Circle. With the exception of the swap-o-rama, described below, all events are free of charge.

Swap-O-Rama-Rama Clothing Swap

Bring in a bag or bags with all your unwanted clothes cluttering your closet, and dig through thousands of pounds of clothes from others. Walk away with as much as you like. Alterations are available from our volunteer sewing machine operators. Free workshops on transforming old clothes into fashion statements, bags, and other items. Will have Silk Screening available for drastic improvements.

Admission to Swap-O-Rama is $5 with bag of clothes $7 without. Proceeds go to National Capital YMCA. Leftover clothes will be donated to DC homeless shelters.

Eco-Friendly Fashion Show

See DC locals hit the catwalk in the latest spring fashions that are good for the earth. Clothes include: organic cotton tops and bottoms for men and women, 100% hemp shirts, shorts and pants, silk dresses designed in Manhattan and handcrafted by Afghani women, and more.

Natural Knit-Wit

See DC’s craftiest ladies duel with hooks and needles. They will use yarns from soy, recycled silk, bamboo, and other sustainable fabrics. Future Green accidentally bought eco-friendly yarns from China. Since we cannot verify that they were not made with slave-labor, many of these fine yarns will be reduced to cost pricing, and knitters will work together to make items to send to Chinese orphanages.

Super organic side-walk sale

This will be one of the biggest organic clothing sales to hit the streets!!! Huge savings on organic clothing overstock, hemp, silk & fair trade. Don't miss out on this sale, sizes for everyone including shoes. Also included is live music, vendors showing showcasing fair trade, earth-friend products.

Zipcar and Whole Foods Annual E-Cycling Event (1440 P Street)
10a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tired of staring at that old Sony BetaMax, but don't want to toss itfor fear of it ending up in a landfill? On Saturday April 22, 10am to2pm, Join Zipcar and Whole Foods on P Street for their Annual Earth Day E-Cycling Event!

Zipcar will be on hand collecting old technology items to be recycledin partnership with the DC Department of Public Works. The items will be collected and taken to Carter Barron Amphitheatre for safe disposal. Come by the Zipcar table to find out about the environmental andcommunity impacts of car sharing, plus enter to win great Zipcarprizes like memberships, T-shirts and tickets to the DC Improv.

Acceptable items for disposal: Audio/visual equipment, Camcorders, CD Rom Drives, Cell phones, computers, connectors, cords, wire, copymachines, fax machines, floppy drives, hard drives, memory chips, modems, monitors network/video/sound cards, pagers, power supplies,printers, scrap computer plastic, scrap computer metal, tape drives, TVs, VCRs. Please no broken CRT tubes.

1 comment:

mitch said...

Just went down to Whole PayCheck ... grrr, Foods and bought a $1.00 reusable bag. Don't know if anyone knew about this deal but I loved it since I always hate throwing away the plastic bags after I go shopping.