Young Playwrights' Theater presents: New Writers Now!
Green Growing and Original How can we create tomorrow today? Monday, December 15th, 2008, 7.p.m. GALA Hispanic Theatre 3333 14th Street, NW Washington, DC 20009.
Green Festival 2008
The nation's largest green event on Saturday and Sunday November 8th and 9th, 2008 in the Washington Convention Center . It's a a joint project of Global Exchange and Co-op America
13th Annual Energy Efficiency Expo - Saturday November 1st,2008
Presented by the D.C. Office of the People's Counsel from 10 a.m. to 2.p.m at the Washington Convention Center.
Support Peddling at Brita Climate Ride 2008 - September 20-24,2008
Brita Climate Ride 2008 is the first multi-day bicycle tour to bring bikers together to raise money and awareness of climate change and hope for a future powered by renewable energy and a green economy. The route runs from New York City to Washington DC, covering 320 miles and 5 days (September 20th-24th). Register to ride and learn more>>
Latino Festival September 28, 2008
Green Jobs Day of Action
September 27, 2008
Greening Existing Buildings - September 25, 2008
Georgetown University Volunteer Fair
Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service - September 25, 2008
Be Green Showcase
Bethesda - September 24, 2008
Climate Ride 2008
September 24, 2008
Car Free Day
September 22, 2008
Civic Engagement Panel- Sept. 22, 2008
Washington Center for Internships -
Cool Cities Workshop - May 31, 2008
Cool Cities is a national campaign to move local governments forward with innovative energy solutions that curb global warming, save tax payer dollars, and create healthier cities. Read more>>
Greening Downtown DC - May 29, 2008
Energy efficiency for property managers and Building engineers. Being green in today's marketplace. Case study: Lessons learned from Akridge's Green Initiative. Tools for tracking and reduce your energy use. Resources and strategies for Property Managers and Building Engineers. Green Certification. Transportation programs for tenants.
See Agenda & Presentations.
ENERGY STAR Networking Meeting - May 22, 2008
Industry experts discussed the financial value of energy performance improvement projects and presented case studies to illustrate how organizations have improved operations and optimized building energy performance. Agenda and Presentations.
Washington Area Bicyclist Association Bike to Work Day - May 16, 2008
Climate Action Conference - May 2nd, 2008
Agenda - Presentations for small businesses
Location: George Washington University
Green Neighbors' Metal Recycling Celebration - April 27, 2008
Location: Clara Barton Community Center in Cabin John
See the complete Cabin John's Village News and read an article about Cool Capital.
Cool Capital on Green DC Day- April 23, 2008
Carbon-Buster Leadership Training - April 17, 2008
Hosted by Montgomery County.
Carbon Buster registration
Carbon Buster Tool Kit
The three parts of spreading the word about the Cool Capital Challenge
DC Hearing on the Energy Bill - January 30, 2008
Green Neighbors' Metal Recycling - Kick-off Event - February 27, 2008
Presentation for Montgomery Community
Climate Steering Committee Meeting -February 28, 2008
Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Holds
Montgomery County Climate Bill Hearings - Jan 17, 2008
Chesapeake Climate Action Network O'Malley Dance Party - Jan 17,2008
Chesapeake Climate Action Network Clean Energy Open House - Jan 19, 2008
Cool Capital Welcomes 2008
This year organizations participating in the challenge will implement their pledged changes to become more green. Make one of your new year’s resolutions to be more eco-friendly, and take the Cool Capital Challenge! The New Year also brings the election, an important variable in the push for carbon neutrality and the fight against climate change. Now is the time to take action on global warming.
Cool Expands Low-Income Homebuyer Trainings
Cool Capital is launching a partnership to train low-income tenants and homebuyers in saving money through energy efficiency. This builds on existing outreach to low-income housing projects done by many Cool Partners, including DC Department of the Environment, Earth Day Network, Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light, Green Home, Latino Federation of Greater Washington, and Washington Parks & People.
Maryland Study Finds Clean Energy Could Be Next BioTech
A 2007 study commissioned by the State of Maryland has found that energy efficiency and renewables, the world's fastest growing industries, could take root in the Washington region with massive job generation and economic benefits for the entire area. The study suggests that investment in energy efficiency and renewables could generate 144,000 new jobs in the region over the next 20 years.
Cool Co-Founder Dr. Lara Hansen Joins in Nobel Peace Prize
Dr. Lara Hansen, Chief Climate Scientist for the World Wildlife Fund and a co-founder of the Cool Capital Challenge, will join with 2,000 other scientists in receiving the Nobel Peace Prize as a member of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), whose dramatic findings have galvanized climate action around the world.
Cool Capital Snow Ball a Success – December 13, 2007
Cool Capital partners, supporters, and friends gathered to celebrate the great success and exciting future of the Cool Capital Challenge. At the Cool Capital Snow Ball, the achievements of many partners, including Nobel Peace Co-Laureate Lara Hansen, were honored for the leadership and contribution to the climate change movement. The event was aptly named a 'Snow Ball' in honor of the snowballing of the efforts of the Cool Capital Challenge and stressed the importance of action in the coming months, a critical time for the Challenge and for the planet.
The Cool Capital Snow Ball took place on December 13 starting at 6:00 pm in the Ballroom of the Josephine Butler Parks Center at 2437 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009. Cool Capital collected donations of funds, carbon reduction pledges, and energy efficiency items that can be used by low-income families and community agencies.
Green Light: A Sustainable Hanukah Celebration - December 11, 2007
Come celebrate the 8th night of the Festival of (Energy Efficient) Lights Tuesday, December 11th, 2007 - 6:30-8:30pm
Josephine Butler Parks Center
2437 Fifteenth Street NW , Washington , DC
(metro: Columbia Heights or U Street/Cardozo. Bus: S2, S4, 52, 53, 54)
* Light a CFL (compact fluorescent light) Hanukah!
* Eat latkes and applesauce made from locally grown potatoes and apples!
* Taste Fair Trade chocolate!
* Get your hands busy making art from recycled materials!
* Learn something new at workshops about sustainability in the home and your synagogue!
* Come schmooze and nosh with old friends and new ones!
Please bring a CFL (compact fluorescent light bulb) for low income families or recommended donation of $5.
Co-sponsored by: Shomrei Adamah of Greater Washington, Jews United for Justice and the Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light
To RSVP or for more information:
* email email@example.com
* call Lindsey Paige Savoie at (202) 489 5278
Please visit http://www.gwipl.org/ for ideas on how to green your own Hanukah celebrations.
Cool Now in the Silver Spring Parade
On Saturday, November 17, 2007, Cool Capital participated in the Silver Spring Thanksgiving Parade. Following the Cool Now banner, children from the area rode bicycles bearing signs with such slogans as, “Your Feet Were Made for Walking” and “Reduce CO2”. The Cool Now ‘float’ also featured a prototype of a hydrogen fuel cell car and a pedicab owned by Montgomery County Carbon Busters Deirdre O’Connor and Tim Haverland.
Energy Efficiency Global Forum & Exposition, November 11-14, 2007
Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC
The Alliance to Save Energy's inaugural conference will serve as the premier gathering and showcase for the energy-efficiency industry, attracting industry professionals, academics and policy makers from around the world to promote the efficient use of energy through a curriculum aimed at sharing best practices and unifying the public and private sectors.
Alternative Energy Summit - Nov 9, 2007
Come and learn about local companies and organizations promoting alternative energy choices. Engaging presentations from each of the guest speakers begin at 7pm, followed by a moderated Q&A session. Doors open at 6:30. Refreshments provided by our local Wegmans Food Market.
GW University Virginia Campus
CCAN- Chesapeake Climate Action Network
The George Washington University Virginia Campus, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn, VA., located off of Route 7, one mile west of Route 28, five miles north of Dulles International Airport, 12 miles west of Tysons Corner, and eight miles east of historic Leesburg) see http://www.gwvirginia.gwu.edu/visitor/location.html for map.
WABA presents "Got Lights?" Campaign - Nov. 2 & 9, 2007
The purpose behind WABA’s “Got Lights?” campaign is to reach out to bike commuters riding in the dark without the proper safety equipment. While doing this WABA hopes to also reach out to the Latino community, one of largest bicycle commuter groups. To do this WABA will set up one of its light distribution centers in the neighborhood of Mount Pleasant/Columbia Heights, where a high concentration of Latino residents will pass the distribution point. WABA plans to provide bike safety literature that includes both English and Spanish text.
When: Friday, November 2nd from 5pm to 7pm on the Suntrust Plaza at the corner of 18th St. and Columbia Rd. NW, Washington, DC and on Friday, November 9th from 5pm to 7pm at the Shrine of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church at 3211 Pine St ., Washington, DC.
For more information, please contact Washington Area Bicyclist Association, 1803 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20009 202-518-0524, firstname.lastname@example.org
Step It Up 2007 - Nov. 2, 2007
On November 3rd, Americans will demand real leadership on global warming. From coast to coast, we'll rally in our communities and invite our politicians to join us. We'll see who rises to the occasion and who has a real plan to tackle the defining challenge of our time. One year before the election, let's make sure the world witnesses our national call to action:
Cool Capital Presentation
Location: University of DC
The conference will emphasize the Health of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed and its citizens, uncovering the links between our health, our lifestyle, and the health of the Watershed. Plenary presentations will exemplify how environmental projects highlighted through Biking and Walking EcoTour programs can further communities sustainable measures. Event is hosted by Wholeness for Humanity in partnership with the Environmental Protection Agency, Partnership and Outreach Program.
Cool Capital Working Group Chair Cliff Majersik will serve on a panel titled "DC's Energy Efficiency Initiatives." Other members of the panel are:
Corey Buffo, Director, DC Dept. of Environment Office of Policy and Sustainability
Patrick Leibach, Committee on Public Services and Consumer Affairs, DC Council
The panel is scheduled from 4:30-5:40 on Saturday, October 20.
For more information, visit the Wholeness for Humanity website.
If you are interested in volunteering for Cool Capital at this event, please send an email to email@example.com
Campus Climate Challenge Power Shift National Conference Nov. 2-5, 2007
Five thousand young people from across the country united in College Park to fight global warming. This conference was a launching point for the youth climate movement to take center stage. Young activits launched a campaign to influence Congress to pass a scientifically based plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions, and young people from across the country met with their representatives to guarantee their support for the solutions that will work.
Montogomery County DEP and Discovery Host Carbon Buster Training
Montgomery County Department of Environmental Protection opened a series of Cool Capital trainings October 25, 2007 with a Cool Carbon Buster forum hosted by Discovery Communications at its Silver Spring world headquarters. Cool Partners in the kick-off included the Latino Economic Development Corporation, Center for a New American Dream, Greater Washington Interfaith Power & Light, and the Montgomery Chapter of the Sierra Club. Next: commercial property trainings, a Cool Business Fair, Cool School programs, and Cool neighborhood house parties.
Cool Partners Testify on Green Economic Development
Cool Partners Center for American Progress, Green Home, Institute for Market Transformation, Washington Parks & People, and Watts Branch Community Alliance all testified on October 22 before the DC Council’s Committee on Economic Development on the broad economic and community benefits of investing in green workforce development around green energy and building, environmental revitalization, and energy efficiency. Convened by Councilmember Kwame Brown, the hearings featured such national experts in green economic renewal as MacArthur Fellow Majora Carter of Sustainable South Bronx, Chicago Environment Commissioner Sadhu Johnston, Van Jones of Oakland’s Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, and Jerome Ringo of the Apollo Alliance. Cool Capital leaders are advising DC on developing a model green collar jobs program for the city.
DC Environmental Conference —Friday Oct. 19 - Sunday Oct. 21, 2007
2007 Solar Decathlon on the National Mall—Friday Oct. 12th-Saturday Oct. 20th, 2007
Tour 20 energy-efficient solar homes assembled by competing teams on the National Mall. Free. See the event schedule.
WABA Presents Confident City Cycling Class—Saturday Oct. 13, 2007
Location: Josephine Butler Parks Center
Want to use your bike to get where you need to go? Learn to safely share the road with cars, other bikes, and pedestrians. Washington Area Bicyclist Association, with the support of the DC Departments of Transportation and Recreation, and Arlington County in Virginia, presents a choice of 11 free classes in 2007 for cyclists 16 and over. Each class will be held for three hours on Saturdays.
For more information or to register, click here.
The Green Festival -- Saturday Oct. 6th and Sunday Oct. 7th, 2007
Other Cool Capital Partners with exhibits at the Festival include:
*Center for a New American Dream
*Chesapeake Climate Action Network
*Junk in the Trunk Removal Services
*Coalition for Smarter Growth
*Washington Area Bicyclist Association
*DC Department of the Environment
Location: Washington D.C. Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington D.C. http://www.greenfestivals.org/content/view/625/280/
If you are interested in volunteering for Cool Capital at this event, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
17th Annual Metropolitan Washington, DC Tour of Solar Homes and Buildings.—Saturday Oct. 6th and Sunday Oct. 7th, 2007
Learn more about sustainable solar homes and buildings, as well as other available energy efficiency technologies. Tickets for the tour are free and can be downloaded from the Solar Tour website. Participants may purchase a color printed version of the tour guide for $5.00 per household and $1.00 for students. For more information or to download your tickets visit the Solar Tour website.
D.C. Environmental Network Brown Bag Luncheon: "Cool Capital Challenge: One Billion Pounds of Change" -- Thursday Oct. 4th, 2007, Noon to 1:30PM
Special Guests: Lara Hansen, Chief Climate Scientist, World Wildlife Fund (invited), and Cool Capital Challenge Partners
With its slogan, “Cool Now,” the Cool Capital region-wide collaborative has amassed over a quarter-billion pounds in pledged annual carbon dioxide reductions across the DC region, and it is already becoming a model for cities and counties across the U.S. Now Cool needs everyone’s help to ramp up its campaign for one billion pounds in reduction commitments by April 22 (Earth Day), 2008. Find out how you can help this exciting campaign demonstrate that we all have the collective power to help combat the climate crisis through immediate direct action.
PLACE: Friends of the Earth, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW #600 (Dupont Circle Metro - South Exit)
RSVP to DCEN@foe.org or call Chris Weiss, Director, DC Environmental Network, 202-222-0746
Bring a picture ID to get in the building!
Leadership Training: Meeting the Challenge of Climate
More than Cool Capital Challenge leaders and experts participated in the three-hour Cool Leadership Training on September 23, 2007. They learned how to reduce their carbon emissions and to empower theirr friends, neighbors, and community members to do the same. Slideshow
Cool Energy Training for Property Managers and Building Engineers
More than 60 commercial building property managers, building engineers and others participated in the four-hour Cool Energy Training on September 20, 2007, co-sponsored by the Downtown DC Business Improvement District, ENERGY STAR and Strategic Building Solutions. Paticipant evaluations of the training were overwhlmeingly positive! The training featured actionable advice on best practices for commercial building operation and maintenance for comfort and energy efficiency.
* Representatives from local firms at the forefront of greening property operations will lead a step-by-step discussion of specific energy- and money-saving tactics.
* An overview of ENERGY STAR resources and a practical guide to best practices in operations, maintenance, and tenant communications for high performance buildings
* Cool Capital Challenge Overview and Call to Action
Akridge generously hosted the training at 900 7th Street NW, Washington, DC.
More info including slideshows and video
Cool Capital Presented at National Association of Counties Conference
Steve Coleman of Cool's coordinating partner, Washington Parks & People, spoke on September 20th to county officials from across the state, including many officials from the metropolitan area. This year's conference centered on issues involving climate change and the environment. After presenting information on the Cool Capital Challenge, its partners, and its goals, Coleman participated in discussions with small groups of officials, speaking with those interested in what Cool has accomplished so far.
DC Car Free Day -- Tuesday September 18, 2007
Celebrate the first ever DC Car Free Day . Unanimously endorsed by the DC City Council, this is an opportunity to reconnect with the city, exploring new neighborhoods, and taking advantage of transportation choices. Going carfree on September 18th will give you the opportunity to join your neighbors from all over the city as well as the metropolitan area who are signing up to leave their cars at home and travel to work by train, bus, bicycle, walking, roller-blading, etc. Use this time to time to read the paper, think about all of the money you could save not owning a car, get some exercise, and feel the wind in your hair on your way to work. Take a look around at the city where you live and work, instead of the annoying bumper stickers on that car in front of you.
Cool Capital Challenge-Downtown DC Business Improvement District Executive Roundtable
The Downtown DC Business Improvement District (DBID), SBS and ENERGY STAR sponsored an August 21 Executive Roundtable focused on the Cool Capital Challenge. The roundtable brought together senior executives of more than 20 DBID members firms that collectively own and operate more than 100 million square feet of commercial buildings across the capital region. The group discussed ways to save energy, fight climate change and support the Cool Capital Challenge. View slideshow. A follow up Cool Energy Training for property managers and building engineers of large commercial buildings was held on Thursday, September 20, 2007.
Tuesday July 10, 2007, 12pm (noon)- 2pm
The next Cool Capital working group meeting will be on Tuesday July 10th from noon to 2pm. It will be held at the Downtown Business Improvement District located at 1250 H Street, Suite 1000 in their conference room.
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Carbon Lowering Summer Kick-Off at the Josephine Butler Parks Center
The Cool Capital Summer Kick-Off was a success. Everyone helped take 12,985 pounds of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. There was good music, great food and (most importantly) over 75 hard working volunteers! Several carbon lowering projects were started and finished. The volunteers planted four new canopy shade trees in the front of the Parks Center. The shade from the trees will help keep the building cooler in the hot summer months. Volunteers also replaced ordinary light bulbs with compact fluoresecent lights (CFLs) and painted the window wells white to reflect more light into the basement taking advantage of day lighting. A special type of window film was applied to absorb the sun light that enters the building. The atmosphere was great and everyone learned easy ways to become energy efficient and reduce carbon emissions.
To see the documentation of all the changes we made at the Parks Center, and how cost and energy efficient they were click here.
| Volunteers from The Washington Center plant their first tree during Saturday's event.||Above a smiling volunteer helps reduce the heat level in the Parks Center by painting the window wells white.|
June 14, 2007
Arlington County Fresh AIRE events to help you green your home or building - contact Starnay@arlingtonva.us with questions
June 2 and 3, 2007
Wednesday, May 30, 2007, 7:30-9:00 PM
Thursday, May 24, 2007, noon-1:30
DC Environmental Network hosts a Cool Capital Challenge brown bag luncheon. Help advance this dramatic one-year demonstration of what one city and region can do to help reverse the climate crisis. Launched earlier this year, the Challenge has already galvanized over a quarter billion pounds of pledged reductions in carbon dioxide across the city and region, and it is now being seen as a potential model for cities across the country and beyond. From individual carbon-buster households to businesses, congregations, schools, and government agencies, Cool Capital is galvanizing a constituency of thousands of people across the city and region to take immediate and direct action to combat global warming. Featured luncheon speakers include Ruth Bell (Resources for the Future), Steve Coleman (Washington Parks & People) and Cliff Majersik (Institute for Market Transformation, chair of the Cool Capital Challenge). At Friends of the Earth, 1717 Massachusets Ave NW #600, near Dupont Circle metro station.
Saturday, May 19, 2007, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eco Partners Eco Fair
1469 Church Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20009. Contact Pascale@coolcapital.org to volunteer.
Friday, May 18, 2007 Bike to Work Day.
This is your chance to try out biking to work, by joining a free commuter convoy to one of 24 rally sites across the region, with a celebratory rally on Freedom Plaza at the end. Need a bike? Free day-long rentals for the occasion at www.bikethesites.com. To volunteer or for more information, go to www.waba.org or contact David Cooperman email@example.com.
Thursday, May 17, 2007, 10.a.m.
DC Councilmember Cheh chairs all-day hearing on energy and climate change, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW Council Chamber (5th Floor) – to testify contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, May 13, 2007, 3-6 p.m
Cool Capital Open House, Josephine Butler Parks Center, 2437 15th Street, NW. Bring Mom to a fun Mother's day event to care for Mother Earth. Practical steps each of us can take in our own lives and homes to reduce our carbon emissions and ‘Cool the Earth.’ Presentation by Dr. Lara Hansen, WWF's Chief Climate Scientist. Hosted by Washington Parks and People. Refreshments will be provided. To volunteer or for more information, contact email@example.com.
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Care for the Land Day. Help restore parks and streams across the city. Contact Washington Parks & People at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 20, 2007, 10-4.p.m.
GreenDC Week Earth Day Celebration, outdoors at Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 13th and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. www.greendcweek.net.
Thursday, April 19, 2007 all day
Whole Foods 5% for Parks Day. All three DC Whole Foods stores will be contributing 5% of all profits to support Washington Parks & People's reclamation of forgotten parks, streams, and green corridors across the city. Stop by and join the Cool Capital Challenge by registering your own home and business.