Earth Week Events Recap

Last week was a whirlwind of wonderful events that brought together people of all backgrounds and interests, united by a common cause: Do right by planet Earth. Here’s looking back at the week that was:

Image courtesy of 8 Boxwood Lane Pictures

Eco-Chic: Night of Stars and Rising Stars

Held at the Corcoran and co-hosted by the Corcoran and the Fashion Group of Washington, DC, the event celebrated eco-chic design, beauty, fashion, art, and architecture with live models, delicious food, and an awards ceremony emceed by Wendy Rieger. Hometown eco-preneurs Kimberly Wilson of TranquiliT and Debra Claire of Perfect Organics took home “rising star” awards.

WeatherizeDC Earth Day Fundraiser

On Thursday, WeatherizeDC held a fundraiser on the deck at Local 16. More than 200 people turned out for the event, which raised $7,000 and is enough to weatherize three homes in low-income local neighborhoods.

Material World: Green is the New Black

On Saturday at the Corcoran, a panel of leading designers from the worlds of fashion and interiors shared their personal experiences, exploring the green movement’s influence on their work. The panel was moderated by Rachel Cothran of Project Beltway.

Image courtesy of Twilight Earth

The Climate Rally
Thousands descended on the National Mall for the Climate Rally on Sunday, which included performances by the Roots and Sting, as well as appearances by James Cameron Reverend Jesse Jackson, Trudie Styler, Margaret Atwood, and many more. One of my green pals, Adam Shake of Twilight Earth captured some great video footage.

Earth Day Events Galore

From dining on local food and organic wine to cleaning up the Anacostia to the Climate Rally on the Mall, there’s something for everyone this week to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day on Thursday.

Here are a few more excellent sources for all that’s green and happening this week.

The Natural Capital offers their top picks for celebrating Earth Day with a focus on outdoor activities.

Donna Childress over at We Love DC has pulled together a nearly exhaustive list of Earth Day activities from Green Drinks to the Sweetlife Festival to several green film screenings.

Did we miss something? Feel free to add in the “comments” section.

Earth Day-a-Palooza: April’s Best Green Events

April 6

Social Media & Green Marketing Panel

Learn how to use social media to drive growth for sustainable products. This lively panel discussion will be moderated by Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones and will take place from 5:30-6:30 followed by a cocktail reception at Helix Lounge featuring drink and food specials.

Panelists include Adam Shake, Jennifer Kaplan, Diane MacEachern, Lynn Miller, and Sacha Cohen.

RSVP to this FREE event!

April 7

Organic Wine Tasting & Local Treats [SOLD OUT!]

The Eco Luxe Life, grassfed media, and present an organic wine tasting at Weygandt Wines from 6:30-8. The event will also feature local and sustainable treats from Dino, Divine Chocolate, and Firefly Farm. Part of the proceeds will go to the DC Farm to School Network.

RSVP/Tickets ($15 in advance/$20 at the door)

April 17

The Green Rush

Live Green invites you to an action-packed, fun-filled scavenger hunt adventure from 2:30-5:30 where you race against the clock to explore DC’s most eco-friendly spots. The Green Rush will kick-off at the Green in the Circle Festival in Dupont Circle with entertainment, speakers, and lots of green exhibitors.


Start: Dupont Circle’s Green in the Circle Festival; Registration open from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

End: The Reef, after party and awards from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Registration: $25 per person, $20 for Live Green members and includes admission to after party and free give-aways during the Green Rush. Register online.

April 22

Green Hours

All three Busboys & Poets locations will be hosting Green Hours on Earth Day 2010, April 22nd, from 5PM to midnight. Stop by to celebrate Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary with special eco-cocktails (delicious and environmentally-friendly!) featuring sustainable spirits from VeeV and Leopold Bros.

2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009

4251 South Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206

1025 5th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001

More “Green Hours”

April 25th

Climate Rally on the National Mall

Earth Day Network and partner organizations will organize a massive climate rally on The National Mall to demand Congress enacts climate and clean energy legislation in 2010.

When: 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

Where: National Mall