Sustainability in the DMV
DC Dept. of Public Works provides the opportunity for DC residents to drop off old batteries, aerosols, paints, etc. at the Fort Totten transfer station, 4900 John F. McCormack Road, NE (first Thursday/Saturday a month) and takes them to an EPA-approved facility for proper processing, recycling or disposal.
The DC Recycler blog provides information on how to make your lifestyle more green and sustainable.
The Mt. Rainier Bike Coop teaches bike repair to youth and adults, sells used and refurbished bikes, and runs programs to create a more inclusive and responsible bicycling community. (3601 Bunker Hill Road, Mt Rainier, MD 20712)
The Petworth Bike Coop runs a free bike repair clinic every Saturday from noon to 3pm at 3917 Georgia Avenue NW (behind Qualia Coffee).
With over 110 stations throughout DC, Capital Bikeshare is an easy way for people to commute all over the city sans carbon emissions.
Clagett Farm is an organic, sustainable farm in Upper Morlboro that runs a Community Supported Agriculture program, and offers free shares of vegetables to people who volunteer. (11904 Old Marlboro Pike, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772)
Washington Gardener has a great list of community gardens in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
This website has a good list of farmers' markets in the greater DC area organized by day and time.
DC’s Field to Fork Network is a consortium of dozens of organizations in and around the district working to change people’s approach to food through community gardening, education and food distribution.
Common Good City Farm grows fresh produce for low-income DC members and educates the community about the dietary rewards of gardening while also including programs to educate people of all ages about the farming process.
City Blossoms uses gardening, education, artistic expression and community development to foster a sense of community pride in children so as to reduce youth and gang violence in DC. (1420 Columbia Ave NW, Washington DC 20009)
Weatherize DC is organizing and coordinating DC residents, workers, and small businesses to retrofit homes for reduced carbon consumption while also providing good green jobs. 1850 M St NW, Suite 1150,
Washington, DC 20036)
The Mt. Pleasant Solar Coop works together to make it easier to install solar energy panels by buying in bulk and sharing labor.
DC Rising Tide is a local affiliate of Rising Tide North America, a radical grassroots environmental action and education group.
The Chesapeake Climate Action Network is a grassroots environmental nonprofit dedicated to fighting global warming in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.