As many of you should know, this Saturday is Earth Day. A day to celebrate our love for our Earth, Wind, Fire, Water and don't forget about Heart. A day to reflect on the oh so many ways that we are going to hell in a hand basket.
I was reminded today of one of the great quotes that came out of the 2004 Presidential campaign. Teresa Heinz Kerry was asked about environmentalists and how we are all so pessimistic; the sky is always falling, etc. She said that environmentalists were not pessimistic and in fact they were optimistic – because if they wern't they would be drunk or dead.
And so since I like my gloom and doom with a sense of humor, I give you Grist.
In hopes that you make Earth Day everyday here are some ways that you can celebrate:
Future Green – a new store in Dupont Circle/Logan Circle area committed to providing the DC metro area with a diverse selection of fair trade products. Their slogan "The Power of Purchase, the Positive Impact".
Earth Day at Future Green
1469 Church Street NW
12:00 – 4:00 rain or shine
Featuring a Swap-O-Rama-Rama Clothing Swap, Eco-Friendly Fashion Show, Natural Knit-Wit and Super organic side-walk sale.
Community Forklift – a new home improvement store with a twist. Specializing in surplus, salvaged and green building materials, their goal is to "lift up" the community. They provide training and job opportunities to low income households and help divert reusable building material from landfills.
Community Forklift Grand Opening
4671 Tanglewood Drive in Edmonston, MD
April 27th – 29th 8:00 – 4:00
Grand opening festivities include a Green Building Commerce Fair, Do it yourself workshops, a potluck and dancing.
The National Building Museum hosts The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design. The first major traveling exhibition to focus on green home design and architecture.
401 F Street NW
Opening May 20th