COMMUNITY

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As we continue the progress of building healthy, sustainable, thriving communities -- Broccoli City, DC Sustainable Energy Utility, and partner organizations will take part in a series of community based events across the District of Columbia in honor of Earth Day 2015. 

 

Throughout the week there will be opportunities for community stakeholders to participate in a wide range of community building activities and receive information about energy efficiency, sustainability, constituent services, and other progressive environmental efforts being made across the District. 

 

We will be honoring the life and work of the late Jay Cooper -- community leader, activist, and founder of Freedom Farms.


 

Earth Days of Action 

Date: Friday, April 24, 2015 
Time: 4-6pm 
Location: Blind Whino @ 700 Delaware Avenue SW

 

Service Projects: 
On April 24, Dreaming Out Loud, Inc. (DOL) will partner with Broccoli City and Toyota Green Initiative for an Earth Day of Action at DOL’s unique urban farm located at Blind Whino (700 Delaware Avenue SW). On this day of action, participants are invited to be a part of building one of the City’s most unique centers of learning and community impact in urban agriculture. 

This is an opportunity for residents, students, and community members to participate in a community-based event to support the District’s youth. Through the Aya Youth Cooperative, DOL works with youth, ages 14-21, to become workforce ready, develop entrepreneurial and service skills through urban agriculture and the food system. 

 

On the Day of Action, our staff and youth farmers will guide participants as they assist in:
Garden and community clean up activities. 
Placing 15 cubic yards of organic compost/topsoil into raised beds and fabric grow bags. 
Building raised bed gardens and trellis network. 
Planting spring and summer crops for the garden space. 
Assist in maintenance of compost bins. 

 

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Power Lunch

Date TBD

 

The DCSEU’s second annual Power Lunch will celebrate Earth Day 2015 by highlighting various government agencies, organizations and nonprofits that support energy efficiency, sustainability and the growing Green economy in the District. This event is designed to educate, promote, and encourage environmentally sound practices amongst District residents and businesses by showcasing the numerous available services and resources in the city. 

 

To learn more about Broccoli City Programs go here