Category Archives: Environment
Nice to see that the Gov will be in our area for this event.
Did anyone manage to check it out?
Just wanted to remind you that on Oct 5th 2001 Bethesda Green will be holding their Second Annual Gala recognizing Bethesda Magazine‘s Green Award Winners. The event will be at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda!
Just wanted to pass on info for the next Bethesda Green Happy Hour. This one is on June 2nd from 5 – 8 pm at The Courtyard by Marriott in Chevy Chase (it is a LEED Gold certified hotel). The Ha
On the Patio (rain or shine)
5520 Wisconsin Avenue
Near the Friendship Heights Metro
Joining us will be Mark Bergel, Ph.D.
Founder, Executive Director, A Wider Circle
Bethesda public accountancy firm Reznick Group has relocated offices – but we’re pleased to report that they’ve stayed within Bethesda. Formerly located in offices along Old Georgetown Road, the company can now be found at 7501 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 400E (see map below). You can read the full press release here, and find out more about Reznick Group’s environmental commitments here.
A couple of days ago an older gentleman visiting the area commented to me that he was really impressed with the different markets/ farmers markets we have here in Bethesda. It struck me as an important comment because the farmers markets and other markets we have here in Bethesda have become such a key part of our community that we almost take them for granted.
So I, for one, will be making an extra effort to appreciate these wonderful outdoor areas and will be looking to check them all out in the coming weeks and reporting back on the best deals and other nice features to be found.
If you pop into one of them in the coming days/ weeks, drop us a line with your impressions.
We asked you to send in pictures of spring time in Bethesda and you delivered! Please keep them coming!!
Some nice news to pass along:
The Bethesda Green Meetup‘s Organizer, Dave Heffernan says:
We’re proud to announce that Electric Advisors is sponsoring our next Happy Hour, May 5, at Caddies on Cordell. EA is your one-stop shop to buy green sources of energy. For more information, go to http://electricadvisors.com/
We received this email/ letter from a reader and believe that their intention was to spark a discussion on this issue. Please read and let us know what you think:
Sent to Montgomery County Council Members:
Yesterday evening I parked in a BETHESDA parking garage across the street from the Louisiana Kitchen (where I dined with a couple of my friends).
At 7:00 PM, I filled the meter with $2.00 worth of quarters to secure two hours of parking. When I returned to my vehicle, I had a $45.00 parking citation on my windshield. The ticket was issued at 9:01 PM.
Yes, I was delinquent by one minute and my total cost for parking in BETHESDA reached $47.00. Parenthetically, photo-enforced speeding tickets cost less! And I thought speeding was more dangerous!?! I’m wondering if any of you have considered the deleterious impact that these extravagant fines are having on BETHESDA businesses. Specifically, fewer restaurant customers and fewer parking meter customers.
I also wonder if you have thought about less draconian and more enlightened approaches to handle parking violations. It probably goes without saying that I am far less inclined to have dinner in BETHESDA than ever before.
Finally, I suspect that, with or without broadcasting my story, more and more people are reaching the same conclusion.
Details on the next one:
Join us Thursday, April 7, 5 – 8 pm for casual conversation and social networking at the Lebanese Taverna, 7141 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. Event highlights include:
- Meeting some of the folks leading the way to protect the local watershed — Cabin John, Little Falls and Rock Creek.
- Learning about a number of volunteer opportunities Saturday April 9 — for example, It’s Time to Take Out the Trash and Clean Creek, Clean Potomac — to help watershed clean-up efforts throughout the area.
- Enjoying complimentary appetizers from Lebanese Taverna, as well as discount beer, wine and mixed drink prices.