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posted by | Comments Off on Green Economy: Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards (July 20)

Join DC Ecowomen’s Green Economy eco-mmunity group to learn more about the ongoing debate surrounding vehicle fuel economy standards, and what it means for consumers, automakers, and the environment.

When

Wednesday, July 20; 6:30-8:00 pm

Where

Union of Concerned Scientists (1825 K St. NW, Ste. 800, Washington, DC 20006)

Speaker

Michelle Robinson is the co-director of the Washington Office and the Director of the Clean Vehicles Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Michelle is a recognized expert on state and federal transportation policy and the legislative debates surrounding them. Based in the Washington, DC office, she has been with UCS since 1992 and has more than 25 years of experience in public-interest advocacy and organizing.

As always, this will be an interactive discussion. We welcome your thoughts, ideas and experiences. Please bring light snacks and/or refreshments to share with the group.

RSVP

Via Facebook or send an email to jencroft@gmail.com.

posted by | Comments Off on Book Club: Eating Animals, Jonathan Safran Foer (July 13)

The Book Club eco-mmunity will be discussing Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer this month. Feel free to attend even if you haven’t read or finished the book!

“Like many others, Jonathan Safran Foer spent his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood….his casual questioning took on an urgency. This quest ultimately required him to visit factory farms in the middle of the night, dissect the emotional ingredients of meals from his childhood, and probe some of his most primal instincts about right and wrong.”

Find out more by visiting: www.eatinganimals.com.

When

Wednesday, July 13th; 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Where

Teaism in Penn Quarter (at whatever table is available and big enough for chatting)

Questions? Comments?

Please email Amanda Stone at amandaestone@gmail.com. Also, there may be an opening in book club leadership. If anyone is interested and wants to discuss, please contact Amanda!

On deck…

Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes? on Wednesday, Sept 14 at Teaism in Penn Quarter.