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Green Roof Tour


Green Roof Tour is part of the International Greening Roof Tops for a Sustainable Community Conference, Awards and Trade Show. Saturday April 29 from 12-5pm you’ll be able to actually see one of the biggest contributors to the fight against global-warming, small green scapes nestled high up on a roof top near you. These little pleasure islands definitely deserve a little publicity. Come out and see a roof in Charles Village that’s been growing plants since 1981 and find that Johns Hopkins has several green roofs, one which spans 75,000sq feet!! Living roofs help lower atmospheric temperature in summer (CO2 emissions), help with storm-water run-off and are breathtaking.

Earth Hour 2008

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March 29th, 2008 the lights will go out in major metropolitan cities around the world. Join in the peaceful protest of the rising energy crisis. “Created to take a stand against the greatest threat our planet has ever faced, Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming.” Sign up on their website and pledge that you’ll turn your lights out March 29th, 2008 between 8pm-9pm or learn what you can do everyday of the year.

Save Our Sky Home-Heating Cooperative

photo by: alyssa

The Save Our Sky Home-Heating Cooperative is an organization that believes that corn, when harvested sustainably, can be used as a climate-friendly fuel source. It consists of about 70 DC-area households which purchase and store corn in an urban grain bin to make it more convenient and affordable to burn corn as a primary heating source. These families greatly reduce how much global warming CO2 they produce, in addition to saving a couple hundred dollars per year.