Do Good. Have Fun.
We did BOTH last Saturday!
Thank you to the more than 70 volunteers who cleaned-up and refreshed the Ellen O. Moyer Back Creek Nature Park on Saturday. Photos will be posted soon.
No where else in the area will you meet so many eco-minded people from all aspects of our environmental and business community. Come join in and see what all the buzz is about!
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DC Bans the Foam
Good news from the Trash Free Maryland Alliance:
In a marathon session before summer recess, the DC Council held its final vote on July 14 on the Sustainable DC Omnibus Act of 2013, unanimously passing 11 environmental measures, most notably a ban on polystyrene foam food containers. While dozens of cities on the West Coast have enacted such policies, DC is the first major city on the East Coast to do so.
Polystyrene is a major contributor to trash pollution, comprising roughly a quarter of the volume of trash collected at trash traps in Anacostia River tributaries. It breaks into impossibly small pieces, making it difficult to collect, and recycling is not viable.
The ban, which takes effect January 1, 2016, will cover carryout food containers like cups, plates, and clamshells from restaurants, grocery stores, and takeouts. In 2017, all disposable food service ware in the city, including lids, straws, and utensils, will have to be recyclable or compostable. Read more
We've taken the pledge to Think Outside the Bottle and take back the tap.
We're not going to use bottled water at our events nor at home. Click on the image to learn more. Be sure to watch the video!
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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO HELP FEASTERS RECYCLE & COMPOST AT THE ROTARY CRAB FEAST FRIDAY, AUG. 1
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It's heating up!
Chesapeake Bayhawks' Go Green Night
Thursday, July 31
We're kicking off our Responsible Events & Festivals (REF... Make the Right Call.) program this weekend with the Chesapeake Bayhawks game on July 31 and the Rotary Crab Feast on Aug. 1.
Have you been to a Bayhawks game? It's non-stop action right here in our backyard... played at the Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
The Bayhawks give a lot back to our community and the July 31 game is no exception. It will be Go Green Night. As they play against the Denver Outlaws, starting at 7:30 p.m., the team will stress the importance of being kind to the environment and part of the ticket sales will benefit Annapolis Green! Click here for your special Annapolis Green promo code to buy discounted tickets!
And in keeping with the momentum started the previous Saturday (see story in the left column) at "Do Good. Have Fun." fans can continue to enjoy Anheuser Busch beverages at the Bud Light Zone on the field.
Thank you to Maryland Sports and Realtor® Kristi Neidhardt, You Eco-Agent, for sponsoring recycling and composting at this event.
Bayhawks games are a blast! Come out and cheer for our hometown team!
World's Largest Crab Feast Goes Green!
Compost those Crabs Tomorrow!
Annapolis Rotary Crabfeast
Friday, August 1
5-8 p.m., Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Thank you to local artist Ramon Matheu for use of his Feast Responsibly™ artwork. You can reach him at baypopshop.com.
Compost those crabs! Annapolis Green, though our REF program (see above) is working with the Rotary Club of Annapolis to make this 69th annual event ZERO-WASTE! We're going to help feasters do the right thing by composting food, paper, crab shells, and even mallets and recycling everything else! Our goal is to have NOTHING go to the landfill.
Nearly 2,500 people are expected to attend and finish off 350 bushels of crabs, 3,400 ears of corn, 100 gallons of crab soup, 1,800 hot dogs, 150 pounds of beef barbeque, and hundreds of gallons of soft drinks and beer. Look for our Eco-Stations!
The crab feast is not only a blast, it also supports Rotary's great work in our community.
WANT TO HELP OUT? We need volunteers to help us and the Rotarians guide folks as they dispose of their leftover food, cups and other materials. Be a Recycling/Composting Ambassador and help folks do the right thing for a few hours tomorrow. Interested? Please contact Lynne right away: 410-703-2697 or email@example.com.
Thank you to Maryland Sports for sponsoring recycling and composting at this event!
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Sister Eden Featured in Forbes!
Our friend, Lori Hill, and her husband, John Robinnette, made a presentation about Living the Green life at the recent Green Festival that was so innovative Forbes Magazine wrote a story about it. Check it out!
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