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GF09web300x250-fallOctober 10th and 11th is the DC Green Festival!

Visit the Convention Center in downtown DC for the DC Green Festival sponsored by Global Exchange and Green America. There will be more than 125 speakers, including Ed Begley, Jr., Medea Benjamin, Amy Goodman and more!

There will be more than 350 green businesses displaying their products and services. A list is here: http://www.greenfestivals.org/exhibitor-directory/browse-by-city/washington-dc/. There will be live music, organic food and wine, gifts products, a fair trade tent and more!


The Solar Decathalon houses are available for public viewing on the National Mall!

The Solar Decathalon is a contest among college and university students to build the most innovative, attractive, and energy-efficient solar-powered house. The competing houses are open to the public for viewing. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

  • Oct. 9-13—Houses are open to the public
  • Oct. 15-18—Houses are open to the public
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Visit http://www.solardecathlon.org for more details!


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Have you checked your home’s indoor air quality lately? Check for pollutants, such as stuffy air, pet odors, lack of air movement, dirty filters on your HVAC, mold or mildew. Test for radon–get a test kit at www.nsc.org or through your hardware store (or ask us for a testing company). Get a carbon monoxide monitor.

A few ways to immediately improve your home’s indoor air quality include:
1. Ventilate! Open windows, make sure you’re using exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom, etc.
2. Use non-toxic cleaning products, or homemade cleaning products, when possible (baking soda, vinegar, lemon juice).
3. Take off your shoes when you enter the house! All kinds of bacteria enter a home on the bottom of your shoes–this is particularly a concern if you have carpet.
4. Change your HVAC filters!
5. Clean and vacuum carpets and rugs frequently.
6. Pay attention to moisture in your bathroom and basements, install exhaust fans or use portable fans where moisture seems to be an issue.

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