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September 18, 2012

Potomac, Md

By: Naomi Bloch

 

Some Musings…

This is a different sort of post for me as it will be a little bit of this and that.

First of all, I wanted to let you know that I will be flying out to California later this week and returning on September 20th.  So, there may be a longer pause in my postings than I would prefer.

My mother does not have a computer, or WiFi, or any of the technological conveniences that many of us are accustomed to these days.  Fact is we are becoming almost helpless whenever we find ourselves in a location or situation where we are not able to be connected 24/7.  I could get off on that topic… but will save it for another day.

My mother is 88 years old now and she also has a very limited income and as a result her everyday life lacks any of these new-fangled tools.  So, I will pretty much be offline until I am back at my own home base.

But, before I head out to “yesteryear”, I did want to share a few things with you first.

On Saturday, I tabled for Amicus Green Building Center www.amicusgreen.com  at the Live Green Expo, http://livegreen.net that took place in the courtyard on the UDC Campus in Washington, DC.

I have said in previous posts that things on the green front are expanding at a very inspiring pace!  So, once again, it was such fun to see new green companies and services on display along with a very large and engaged stream of attendees, too.

Check out both Live Green and Amicus so that you can learn more about the growing green efforts going on right here in our own region. Another really useful link to check out and “bookmark” would be: My Green Montgomery –  http://montgomerycountymd.mygreenmontgomery.org/my-community/local-groups/

As they say on their website:

Why Green Montgomery?

Making Montgomery County a safer, healthier, more sustainable place to live is good for all of us.

There’s a good reason for everyone to want a green Montgomery County. For some, it’s to preserve our natural beauty. For others, it’s to reduce our carbon footprint and live more sustainably. And for others, it’s about saving “green” money every day. Whatever your reason, you’ll find information and resources throughout this site to reach your green goals. Below is a quick summary of the site.

I wanted to let you know about two upcoming happenings that you may like to attend.  The first one is the Annual Green America Luncheon, “Serving up Solutions” coming up on Thursday, September 27th. 

I attended this luncheon last year and was so impressed with everything that Green America is doing to advance the cause of sustainability in every sector of our society that this year I decided to serve as a “table captain”.

This is a free lunch/fundraiser and before you say, “How is that…. ”? No one who attends is required to contribute anything.

The lunch consists of organic, locally sourced food and a very interesting presentation about what Green America is working on, their successes as well as the new campaigns they are advancing and the thinking is that you will be so impressed that you will want to write them a check.  I think this is a good bet on their part.

If you’d like to attend, you can RSVP at:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/256316

For more information:

Katie Gatlin

Development and Special Events Coordinator

Green America

(202) 872-5339

kgatlin@greenamerica.org

Finally, mark your calendars for the premiere green event of the year, the Green Festival taking place September 29-30 in Washington, DC at the Convention Center.You can learn all of the details by clicking on the link below: http://www.greenfestivals.org/updates/dc-green-festival-programming-schedule-online-now

If you do attend the Green Festival… stop by the Amicus Green Building Center booth and say “Hi”.  I’d love to meet you!

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