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April 27 - May 11

From: Philo C.
Sent on: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 9:05 PM
Time: Friday, April 27, 2012 from 6pm to 8:30pmGerri has invited you to the event 'A one-night environmental film festival “with a difference”!' on EcolocityDC!

Come and meet Will Allen, urban ag hero + others. Let's talk Transition!
Location:University of the District of Columbia  UDC, Bldg. 41 Auditorium (Learning Resources Center)  Metro: UDC/Van Ness - Red Line
Organized By: Gerri
Event Description:Practical and interactive - a one-night film festival “with a difference”! Eight mini-documentaries, selected for their national and global perspectives, demonstrate dilemmas of sustaining, reclaiming and defending food and water resources. After the screening, join in a session with a panel of environmental practitioners in law, education, business, activism and more. Together we will engage as problem-solvers to generate real-world solutions in technologies, strategies, and innovative policies. FREE and open to the public. Reception and light refreshments following the discussion.  Panel:Will Allen, pioneering urban ag expert and founder of Growing Power Inc. farm and community food center ( Goldman, Senior Attorney and Counsel, the Environmental Law Institute ( A. Lanciani, CEO of Organica Water Inc. (

Monday, April 30, 2012, 7:00 PM
Storm Water (dark days ahead?) - MBA April meeting
810 South Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD Metro Shady Grove - Red Line
Selected By Member: Mike H
We will be honored with Guest Speaker Diane Cameron, one of the remarkable environmentalists behind the movement for real change in how storm water is treated. Diane is founder of the Stormwater Partners. She is a tireless advocate for clean water. Her most recent initiative is green streets. She is extremely knowledgeable in this area and a pleasure to learn from. The meeting will also include a short business meeting to vote on new directors and provide an update on the organization on our one year anniversary.Don't miss this night of networking, education and fun.
See also
Wednesday, May 23, 20128:00am-5:30pmInternational Geothermal Showcase  [Cost $ varies @$125-250] Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade CenterAtrium Hall1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NWWashington, DC
Event Coordinator
Brigitte Hines [address removed] [masked]
Saturday May 5  Find An Event - many in DC area.  Bill McKibben and are building a global organization to solve the climate crisis.

Climate Impacts Day is a global day of action taking place on May 5, 2012.

On that day, we will issue a wake-up call, and connect the dots between climate change and extreme weather. We will educate, protest, create, document, and volunteer along with thousands of people around the world.    Lawsuit in US District Court for the District of Columbia
DATE:    May 11, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
PLACE:  Judge Wilkin's Courtroom,   [You need a photo ID to enter]
             US District Court Washington DC 3rd and Pennsylvania NW, Metro Judiciary Square   Asking supporters to be in the courtroom.
Intervenor defendants include National Association of Manufacturers and others.
The Motion to Dismiss will be heard on May 11 and we need to fill the courtroom with support from all generations.  
    Youth from Kids vs Global Warming (the non-profit organization behind iMatter), working with the non-profit group, Our Childrens Trust and pro-bono attorneys around the country, have sued the federal and state governments of the United States to secure climate recovery plans that will restore the balance of the climate systems.  The plaintiffs are asking the judges to rule that the atmosphere is a common resource, a public trust, shared by all. 
     The lawsuits require the government to put Climate Recovery Plans into place that reduce carbon emissions by at least 6% per year, the rate needed to restore balance in the atmosphere, according to top climate scientists led by Dr James Hansen, climatologist with NASA.
Also of interest

BRECORP : BRECORP is a renewable energy and efficiency start-up firm in DC. They perform audits, weatherization, and retrofits, and are now moving into waste to energy projects. The company wants to capture gas from an old landfill in DC and turn it into a source of electricity. Also, biochar pyrolosis.

Organization Address: 2020 Shannon Place, SE, Washington, DC 20020

Primary Contact: CEO Mr. Jermaine Brown [address removed]Phone:[masked] Fax:[masked]

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