Green Events in July

DC in bloom
DC in bloom

From a farm-to-table dinner under the stars to eco-friendly polo games, there’s a green event for everyone this month.

Saturday July 11th, 9 pm

Bastille Chic at the Darlington House (1610 20th street NW Washington DC) featuring eco-friendly fashion and art, as well as music by French DJ Sebastien C. Admission is $10; email to get on the guest list.

Saturday July 11th, 6-9

Dinner Under the Stars at Butler’s Orchard. Mosaic Cuisine and Cafe is hosting an outdoor dinner at Butler’s Orchard to “minimize as much as possible our carbon foot print, eat healthy and happy in the best company of friends and cricket’s courting songs.” For more info and reservations contact

Tuesday July 14th

Green Drinks at Public Bar (1214 18th St. NW)

Saturday July 18th, 12 pm to 6 pm

The Green Cup of Polo, the only green certified polo event in the world, will be held at the Capitol Polo Club in Maryland, and will feature:

  • Organic and sustainably harvested food and beverages in the VIP, hospitality tents, and general admission areas
  • Volunteer t-shirts produced from organic cotton, and printed with soy- or vegetable-based ink.
  • Marketing material and the program printed on at least 30 percent post-consumer recycled paper with soy- or vegetable-based ink.
  • Recycling and composting during the event.
  • Biodegradable serviceware.
  • Grandstand cleaning done by an eco-friendly cleaning company, which uses biodegradable and environmentally friendly cleaning products.
  • A showcase of environmental organizations and corporations that promote green living.
  • Reusable VIP bags

This year’s profits will go to support ACORE (American Council On Renewable Energy), EPIC (Equestrian Partners in Conservation), and EarthEcho International.

Monday July 20, 8 pm

Screen on the Green returns to the National Mall. After a huge public outcry, movies under the stars are back. This season kicks off with “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.”

Tuesday July 21, 5:30 pm

Join DC’s top chefs and mixologists for the In Our Hands Soiree at Policy (1904 14th Street, NW ). The event is organized by Meshelle & Cathal Armstrong of Restaurant Eve and Ellen and Chef Todd Gray of Equinox who have been working with the Humane Society of the U.S to bring attention to the Protect the Seals campaign, and to honor the participants of the Canadian seafood boycott. Proceeds from cocktails sold that evening will be donated to the HSUS, and an oversized petition will be available for guests to sign in an effort to show their support.

Thursday July 23, 5:30

Green Drinks Bethesda at Redwood, 7121 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, Md.

One thought on “Green Events in July

  1. The Butler Orchard event sounds charming! At first I was flummoxed at the location when I visited the link, given the “reduce your carbon footprint” message. North of Gaithersburg? Pardon me while I do my DUI check on the short walk back to the parking lot and the SUV I’ll be driving 20+ miles down the highway to get back home.

    Then I read how they are using locally sourced food and minimizing the use of electricity and gas in food prep. That’s cool!

    It’s way too far outside of DC (without being near anything else fun I’d want to do) to interest me and my close friends, but it sounds like a lovely night for people who live closer by or who don’t mind driving so far (and have a designated driver). I hope you have a chance to go and post a report!

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