Sunday, October 21, 2012
Candy buybacks, LED lights, swap meets and more.
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Ben Gross
Sunday, October 21, 2012
If you were asked to name the color most associated with Halloween, most people would say orange or black, but a growing number of companies and individuals are making green an important part of Halloween traditions. Many families already do some things to help reduce the amount of new trash—some by reusing costumes and accessories from older siblings, neighbors or friends at school, others decorate reusable shopping bags for their kids to use as trick-or-treat bags and many people use led lights in pumpkins and string lights. But there are some creative and unique ways to even further reduce the effects of Halloween on your wallet, your children and the planet. Patch has scoured every corner of the Internet to bring you these Top 5 tips …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Thursday gala set to honor top eco-friendly community members.
Bethesda Green will hold its third annual Bethesda Green Gala to honor the city’s top eco-friendly community members Thursday evening. The nonprofit paired up with Bethesda Magazine to recognize seven Green Award Winners for their adoption of environmentally-friendly practices and eco-friendly way of business. “We want to lift up and spotlight these individuals, organizations and community groups that are doing the kinds of things that are really helping the environment,” said Dave Heffernan, Director of Communications for Bethesda Green. “We want to publicize what they’re doing and hope that they will inspire others in the community to do some of the same sorts of things.” An independent panel of judges selected the winners out of 85 …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
It’s time to relax, reflect and enjoy the company of friends and family. Consider these green activities as you plan your outings and social activities for the next month!
Visit Brookside Gardens. Brookside Gardens in Wheaton is a 50 acre public display garden and a 2011 Bethesda Magazine Green Champion. Don’t miss their evening Garden of Lights from November 25 to January 8. This year 70 percent of the Garden of Lights Show has been converted to LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights. With reductions in printing and encouraging visitors to come on the least busy nights the Garden of Lights is ‘getting greened’. Enjoy! There is a $20-$25 charge per car for the Garden of Lights. Admission to Brookside Gardens is free. Bethesda’s Farmers Markets. The Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative and the Bethesda Central Farm Market are open all year round and both are filled with holiday items at this time of year. It…
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery is organizing a plein air art competition at Glen Echo Park in October.
The Yellow Barn Studio and Gallery will host a two-day plein air painting competition open to all artists interested in becoming more environmentally aware with their art. "Paint the Park Green" will take place all day Oct. 22-23 on the grounds of Glen Echo Park in Glen Echo, Md. According to Jordan Bruns, instructor and gallery manager at the Yellow Barn, the event was born from a desire to combine a plein air event with educational opportunities for artists and the general public. Bruns integrates best practices in his own work process and introduces environmentally safe measures to the students in his classes at the Yellow Barn. "Habits are not that hard to change," Bruns said. "It's simply knowing what to change." In addition to a best…
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Make your Golden Globe, Oscar and Superbowl parties a little greener this year with these suggestions.
There’s nothing more fun than a winter party in Bethesda. It’s a great time to bring together family and friends, and there's lots of sports and glam in the winter that make for a fun gathering. The Golden Globes, the Oscars, and the Super Bowl are a prime chance to send out the invites, make your favorite recipes and open your front door. Whether it’s for Saturday night pizza, a Sunday game, or a getting together to critique the red carpet, a winter party is a fun time to eat, drink, and catch up. But how do you ‘green’ a gathering in your home in the winter? Here are a few tips, some from local business owners who know how to green a party, and some new products to check out locally. Send Invitations Via Email or Use 100% Recycled …