The Green Room
An environmental blog
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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By Matthew Stabley

Obama Orders Chesapeake Bay Restored

Obama Orders Chesapeake Bay Restored

The president issued an executive order to restore the Chesapeake Bay Tuesday. At a news conference overlooking the Potomac River in Mount Vernon, Va., President Barack Obama announced the order, the... Read »

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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By Sara Beladi

Cute Litter Trap to Debut in DC

Cute Litter Trap to Debut in DC

Today, Mayor Adrian Fenty will unveil a trash removal system -- the first of its kind in the Western Hemisphere, so the press release says -- to aid in the cleanup of the Anacostia... Read »

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 11:13 AM
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By Erin Van der bellen

Seven Things You Thought You Could Recycle ... but Can't

Seven Things You Thought You Could Recycle ... but Can't

If you've ever put something in the recycling bin just because ... well, it seemed recyclable, you may have accidentally gummed up the works at your local recycling plant. Find out what to keep out of... Read »

Monday, May 4, 2009 at 7:30 AM
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By Jim Iovino

When Bay Cleanup Gets Tough, Tough Lower Goals?

When Bay Cleanup Gets Tough, Tough Lower Goals?

Cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay has been more than just a challenge. It's been darn near impossible. Years of promises and hope that the Bay could be restored to its once stunning self have turned to m... Read »

Friday, Apr 24, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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By Wendy Rieger

Osprey Away!

Osprey Away!

I spent this morning destroying the nest of a protected migratory bird because the creature was being reckless and stupid.   Don't hate me!  I had to do it. Here's my story. I... Read »

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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By Wendy Rieger

Wendy's Green Favorites

Wendy's Green Favorites

I had such a good time speaking at the National Institutes of Health on Earth Day Eve.    I was nervous about speaking in front of a lot of people with big brains, but they laughed at my... Read »

Thursday, Apr 23, 2009 at 3:45 PM
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By Wendy Rieger

National Arboretum Garden Fair!

National Arboretum Garden Fair!

This weekend the National Arboretum on New York Avenue will hold its big garden fair.   It's quite impressive.  Here's a portion of their press release:   The Garden Fair will... Read »

Wednesday, Apr 22, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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By Jim Iovino

Biking to be Green? Find Your Best Route

Biking to be Green?  Find Your Best Route

So it's Earth Week, and you've decided you're going to be brave and bike to work. First thing's first:  How the heck do you get there from here?  The Commuter Connections Web site can help... Read »

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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By Sara Beladi

Dial Green for Earth Day

Dial Green for Earth Day

Staring at those empty water bottles on your desk again?  Don't you know the water bottle is the most potent weapon of 'the man'?  You're supporting the corporatization of a natural resourc... Read »

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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By Jim Iovino

Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

Discover the size of your carbon footprint and what you can do to reduce it with our handy calculator. You don’t have to calculate anything – the tool will do it for you – just enter... Read »