August 2009

We recently heard that Green Paper Studio, a Creative Parties’ venture owned by our good friend and Bethesda Green sponsor Tracy Bloom Schwartz, was nominated by Forbes Magazine for their “Boost Your Business” promotion. The winner gets $100,000. Please go to and vote. You will have to confirm your vote via email. They will give you instructions. Also, go to to see the 30 second video!

Good luck Tracy.  We’re all pulling for you.

With back-to-school planning and purchasing kicking into full gear, now’s a good time to consider ways to go green.  Our friends at OrganicMania have assembled a comprehensive listing of back-to-school tips — Green Moms Tell It Like It Is — a great resource for parents.

If you’re interested in getting actively involved in sharing ideas with your schools and PTAs, check out and distribute two great information flyers recently produced by Bethesda Green. One covers green options for purchasing school supplies; the other presents ways to implement waste-free lunches at your school.  Both flyers are PDF files that you can download and distribute electronically.