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Food & Water Watch Presents Food, Inc. with Carole Morison

Join Eastern Shore activists for a 10-year anniversary screening of the documentary, Food Inc. Maryland’s Eastern Shore has one of the highest concentration of poultry producers in the country, with many residents suffering from the health impacts of these industrial … Continue reading

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Hyattsville’s Magruder Park is Going Organic

Hyattsville’s Magruder Park will be managed entirely organically and presticide-free starting this fall. With the help of a new effort by the makers of the popular yogurt brand Stonyfield Organic, the 32-acre Hyattsville park will stop using conventional pesticides and fertilizers … Continue reading

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Brentwood’s Studio 3807 Goes Carbon-Neutral

Brentwood’s newest apartment building won’t just have solar power, it will also produce enough to make it essentially carbon-neutral. Builders began installing panels on the roof of Studio 3807 this week, making it the latest project along the Route 1 … Continue reading

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A Guide to Helping the Anacostia on Earth Day

The nearly nine-mile Anacostia River, once called D.C.’s “forgotten river,” has been the focus of intense cleanup efforts in recent years. The District of Columbia has a plan to make the Anacostia River “fishable and swimmable” by 2032, but some … Continue reading

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Why Edmonston Is an Environmentalist Haven

The tiny town of Edmonston is punching above its weight when it comes to helping the environment. Located just across the railroad tracks from Hyattsville, the town of some 1,500 residents has pioneered creative ways to fight runoffs into the … Continue reading

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9th Annual Garden Party and Spring Fundraiser

Community Forklift’s Annual Garden Party marks the return of spring and celebrates the start of the gardening season. Each winter, Community Forklift collects donations of gently-used and surplus garden and landscaping equipment, which are then made available to the public … Continue reading

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Monthly Plant and Mushroom ID Walk

Join Jared, acupuncturist and naturalist, for an engaging and interactive ID (identification) walk where we will focus on learning our native mushrooms and native plants! We will start out at Smile and take a wander through our local walking trails … Continue reading

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Planting at University Park Elementary School

UNIVERSITY PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PLANTING Date: Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration is required. Please register at this link: http://www.anacostiaws.org/9517-planting-university-park-elementary-school Maximum number of volunteers: 30 Meeting Location: University Park Elementary School, 4315 Underwood St, University … Continue reading

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University Park Elementary Helps Anacostia River

University Park Elementary School is doing its part to improve the Anacostia watershed. The nonprofit Anacostia Watershed Society is digging up the school’s soccer field and areas around the playground to install new stormwater pipes and drainage basins as part of … Continue reading

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Solar Power Grows on Route 1

A new apartment complex will be the greenest yet along Route 1. Studio 3807 in Brentwood will have solar panels on the roof that will reduce consumption by almost 80 percent and charging stations for electric cars in the garage. It will be built … Continue reading

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